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09.18.15
Most US rail operators won't meet deadline for train safety controls
09.18.15

Most US rail operators won't meet deadline for train safety controls

The end-of-year deadline to have positive train control (PTC) in place won't be met by around 70 percent of rail operators.

By B. Steele,   09.18.15
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06.29.15
Google Maps to include US highway railroad crossings (updated)
06.29.15

Google Maps to include US highway railroad crossings (updated)

US Railway crossing accidents are up sharply over last year, but the Federal Railway Administratio...

By S. Dent,   06.29.15
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01.04.15
California starts building its high-speed train system
01.04.15

California starts building its high-speed train system

At long last, California's promised high-speed train system is becoming more than just a pipe drea...

By J. Fingas,   01.04.15
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12.09.14
Dutch trains get lasers to zap track debris
12.09.14

Dutch trains get lasers to zap track debris

You might not see leaves as hazards, but train operators would beg to differ -- foliage on the tra...

By J. Fingas,   12.09.14
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06.10.14
Amtrak wants trackside WiFi that keeps you online for the whole ride
06.10.14

Amtrak wants trackside WiFi that keeps you online for the whole ride

To put it bluntly, Amtrak's current on-train WiFi sucks; even if you don't mind sharing 10Mbps wit...

By J. Fingas,   06.10.14
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12.27.12
China claims world's longest high-speed rail line, takes travelers 1,428 miles in a workday
12.27.12

China claims world's longest high-speed rail line, takes travelers 1,428 miles in a workday

China has a thing for pushing the limits of trains. As of today, that includes distance: the count...

By J. Fingas,   12.27.12
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11.12.12
iPhones substitute for tickets on Massachusetts commuter rail
11.12.12

iPhones substitute for tickets on Massachusetts commuter rail

While it's not the first US use of an iPhone app to substitute for a paper ticket on a rail lin...

By S. Sande,   11.12.12
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