With over 780 passenger and freight railroads, more than 230,000 employees, and 200,000 miles of track, the U.S. railroad system plays a critical role in our nation’s infrastructure. 487 more words
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed state budget would cut $16 million from Illinois’ funding for Amtrak trains that serve downstate areas.
Rauner’s proposal would roll the state’s current $42 million Amtrak subsidy back to 2013 levels and cause some reduction in the number of trains running between Chicago and St. 103 more words
It has taken four years and two developers but Moline is one step closer to having a combined hotel, retail center, and Amtrak station. The city signed an agreement with the current developer back in 2013, but then some of the costs changed. 389 more words
High-speed rail (HSR) is glitzy and glamorous. There is no question that it has captured the public’s imagination to an extent. It is a commendable accomplishment to see such a serious discussion revolving around the development of modern and competitive rail infrastructure. 1,139 more words
If you focus on Amtrak, it might seem that passenger rail in North America is in jeopardy.
Amtrak faces a multitude of woes including falling ridership on some routes due to delays caused by freight train congestion and a new Congress that may be more hostile to funding the nation’s rail passenger network. 1,008 more words