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Jul 11 2017
July 11, 2017 - Members of the OneRail coalition, along with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), made compelling points regarding freight in the Northeast at a plenary session at the 2017 NASTO meeting in Philadelphia on July 11." Joe Bryan, Principal Consultant, WSP,...
May 8 2017
On May 8, 2017, the OneRail Coalition sent a letter to the FRA urging the FRA not to cut 40% of funding for Operation Lifesaver (OLI). It is our understanding that FRA is contemplating a $400,000 cut in FY 2017 for support of OLI. Such a severe reduction would put the continued exis-tence of...
Nov 16 2016
Washington, D.C.  – The OneRail Coalition released a new report today, “Rail Safety in the United States” that highlighted a 31 percent decline in rail accidents over the past 10 years, making rail transport significantly safer than other transit modes. This positive safety trend occurred even as...

Rail Industry News

Aug 27 2016
September 27, 2016 - Amtrak has contracted with Alstom to supply 28  next-generation high-speed” trainsets that will replace popular yet aging and technically problematic Acela Express equipment. The new trainsets will be based on Alstom’s iconic and venerable TGV, in service round the globe...
Apr 18 2016
Changes in where, when and how often New Yorkers go to work have helped drive big ridership gains during off-peak hours on the LIRR, which carried more customers in 2015 than any time in 66 years, according to a new Long Island Rail Road report. The LIRR’s 2015 Annual Ridership Report, released...
Jul 27 2012
July 27, 2012 Washington DC - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced the availability of up to $17 billion in loans for critical infrastructure projects across the country as a result of the recently enacted surface transportation bill. Secretary LaHood encouraged states and...