November 1, 2014

Calif. Amtrak routes gain $100 million from FRA

California’s Amtrak-operated Pacific Surfliner and San Joaquin routes are due for an equipment upgrade following a Federal Railroad Administration $100 million direct grant to the California DOT (Caltrans). Amtrak operates the routes under contract to Caltrans. The money must be used for 27 domestically manufactured bilevel passenger cars and two domestically manufactured diesel-electric locomotives, under [...]