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Texas Central Nears Agreement for High-Speed Railway Linking Dallas and Houston

By Eric Vantiegham | 10/03/2017

From Dallas to Houston in 90 minutes — that’s the ambition of a project proposed by the Texas Central Railway. But the process of making this high-speed bullet train a reality has been far from smooth.


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Rail Industry Benefits from Grain Boom

By Eric Vantiegham | 09/13/2017

A recent boost in domestic grain production is offering major benefits to the U.S. rail industry.


Amtrak Taps Freight Rail Executive Wick Moorman As New CEO

By Eric Vantiegham | 09/06/2017

A former freight rail executive has been tapped to lead Amtrak in a new direction, and has made it his priority to drive new breakthroughs in commuter safety and customer service.


Rail Industry Incorporates Data Science to Improve Maintenance Practices

By Eric Vantiegham | 08/28/2017

Rail is the latest industry to be transformed by big data, with many companies leveraging analytics to optimize their daily operations.


Latest AAR Trade Report Emphasizes Rail's Role in International Trade

By Eric Vantiegham | 08/21/2017

New data from the Association of American Railroads highlights the freight rail industry’s significant contributions to trade operations and the domestic job economy.

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