Dr. Gridlock: High-speed rail

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 08/20/2010

Va. submits high-speed rail request

Virginia has submitted new applications requesting federal funding for high-speed rail, including more than $50 million for the I-95 corridor between Richmond and the District, the commonwealth said yesterday.

By Luke Rosiak  |  05:08 PM ET, 08/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuter Rail, Commuter Rail, Commuter Rail, Commuter Rail | Tags:  High-speed rail

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 07/15/2010

German train reaches 122 degrees

And riders on the infamous overheated MARC trains thought their experience was rough. Even as MARC trains continue to be plagued by delays stemming from overheated equipment and the overheated customers that can result when a train breaks down--MARC created a Web page titled MARC Train 538 Incident Response, and Amtrak announced today it would distribute bottled watter at Union Station on hot days--other railroads are undergoing similar woes. German authorities are looking into whether Deutsche Bahn "negligently caused bodily harm" by continuing a train's journey after its air conditioning broke, the German publication The Local reported this week.

By Luke Rosiak  |  01:17 PM ET, 07/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  MARC, MARC | Tags:  High-speed rail