Monthly Archives: March, 2015

Save Hoosier State train, expand to Cincy

In a March 18 letter, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D-Indiana) urged the Indiana Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration to continue the Chicago-Indianapolis “Hoosier State” train service and to improve the service to attract more riders. Among the improvements, he advised INDOT and FRA to extend the train service to Cincinnati. All Aboard […]

Rail passengers win Supreme Court victory!

Rail passengers have won an important victory for making their trains more reliable. The Supreme Court released their opinion this morning on Department of Transportation v. Association of American Railroads, U.S. Supreme Court, No. 13-1080. READ THE OPINION HERE It was a unanimous Supreme Court opinion that Amtrak is a government entity, making it able […]

How did your U.S. Rep vote on Amtrak?

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed by a final vote of 316 to 101, House Resolution 749, the Amtrak Reauthorization bill. Six of seven amendments were agreed to by voice vote, and will be harmless to Amtrak. However, the seventh amendment by Rep. McClintock of California would have stripped all funding from Amtrak authorizations […]

When a frozen Cleveland transit system melts down

MARCH 4 UPDATE: CLICK HERE to read an official statement from GCRTA GM/CEO Joe Calabrese “We apologize to our customers for significant service delays.” ALL ABOARD OHIO STATEMENT, March 2: Bad winter weather causes pain from exposure. It exposes poor planning, insufficiently-maintained equipment and infrastructure, and a lack of attention to detail in response to […]