May 27, 2011 • 10:43 pm 1
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May 25, 2011 • 7:17 am 0
May 24, 2011 • 9:37 am 2
Proposal to remove Amtrak from direct congressional funding gets hearing – The Hill’s Transportation Report
Obama administration officials on Tuesday defended the president’s proposal to place Amtrak under an executive agency budget instead of being reliant on direct appropriations from Congress.
Currently, Congress subsidizes Amtrak operations, but President Obama in his 2012 budget proposal called for placing its funding under the Federal Railroad Administration.
May 10, 2011 • 11:58 am 1
GERMANY: A multi-billion euro contract for the supply of up to 300 high-speed trains was signed by DB Chief Executive Dr Rüdiger Grübe and Siemens AG CEO Peter Löscher in a ceremony on May 9. The event took place at DB’s Potsdam training centre – the former Kaiserbahnhof – and was attended by Federal Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer.
May 10, 2011 • 11:50 am 3
There is an animated map with this story that gives a great picture of the national Amtrak system and how passenger rail service has shrunk since the 60s.