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Off the Rails
Back in May, Amtrak invited bigs from both sides of the Hudson, Albany and D.C. to come celebrate the start of phase one construction on Moynihan Station—even Rosario Dawson, train aficionado, was there. Yet more striking than the silver screen star were the new renderings for Moynihan Station that Amtrak showed off.
Not just the banal concourses of Phase 1 that have bandied about before—nothing new there—but honest to god interiors of the grand train hall meant to restore Penn Station to its former glory inside the old Farley Post office. In a bid for both historical preservation and cost savings, the roof of the post office will no longer be ripped off and replaced with a new glass ceiling, but instead the existing one, with its massive steel trusses will be preserved.
Maybe it’s not all bad news for transit riders after all. Or at least less-bad news.
There are rumors swirling that Amtrak may take over the failed ARC Tunnel that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie killed off last month. The national rail line wants to use the additional tracks to serve a Read More
Where, oh where, will President Obama spread billions in high-speed-rail money?
The question is on the minds of many in the transportation world these days—a first round of applications for federal stimulus money was due late last month—and now many have their own set of thoughts on the Read More
RENSSELAER—At a decidedly low-speed press conference featuring over a dozen speakers, David Paterson and Chuck Schumer, with great fanfare, unveiled an updated state rail plan that calls for greater rail-freight use as well as high-speed passenger rail from Niagara Falls to New York City.
Paterson called the plan "honest and achievable," promising that Read More