Issue / Commuter Rail

A Bid for Better Transit: Improving service with contracted operations

Service contracting is a tool that government can use to improve transit service quality for riders and better position transit...

DC Metro Revenues Down Sharply; CEO Asks For $1.5B/Yr Capital Plan

September 19, 2017 Metro (the operating name of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) faces challenges in both...

Amtrak FY 2017-2021 Financial Plan (Original Version)

Amtrak's financial plan for FY 2017-2021 - original version with what appear to be massive spreadsheet errors in the per-route totals...

USDOT Withdraws From Gateway Corporation

Saturday, July 1, 2017 Late yesterday afternoon, the  U.S. Department of Transportation notified the Gateway Program Development...

USDOT Letter Withdrawing From the Gateway Development Corporation

Letter dated June 30, 2017 from the Acting General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Transportation to the Gateway Development...

Congress Examines Intercity Passenger Rail Service

June 29, 2017 On June 22, the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials of the House Transportation and...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of June 19, 2017

POSTPONED – Tuesday, June 20 – Senate Environment and Public Works – Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water and Wildlife –...

WMATA’s SafeTrack Successes Overshadowed by Financial Trouble

April 7, 2017 On March 29, the House Oversight Subcommittee on Government Operations held a hearing to examine progress and lessons...

House T&I Approves Bill Repealing MPO Consolidation Rule

March 29, 2017 This morning, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved a bill (H.R. 1346) repealing the Obama...

Interview With Masaki Ogata, Japan Railway East

March 3, 2017 This week, participants in the Eno Center for Transportation’s Transit Senior Executive Program heard from Masaki...

USDOT Puts Bay Area Commuter Rail Project On Hold

February 23, 2017 The U.S. Department of Transportation last week put a three-month delay on the execution of a deal that would...

Virginia, Maryland Jurisdictions Pay Price for WMATA Woes

February 24, 2017 The embattled Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) once again has its back on the ropes as the...

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