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Old April 4th, 2014, 11:26 AM   #721
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some recent New Jersey Regional Rail train photos...

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Old April 19th, 2014, 02:36 AM   #722
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Newark Penn Station

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Old April 19th, 2014, 05:31 AM   #723
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The station looks very tired in need of a facelift
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Old April 19th, 2014, 05:58 AM   #724
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From Miami Today:

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Funding could sidetrack new rail line
April 16, 2014, by Lidia Dinkova

One of many road bumps a proposed South Florida commuter rail faces is finding a regional funding source to cover 25% of the capital cost and the entire annual operating cost.

Preliminary estimates put the capital cost for the Tri-Rail Coastal Link to connect Miami to Jupiter at $720 million to $800 million. Half would probably be federally funded and another 25% would probably come from the state, said the project’s steering committee comprised of staff.

The annual operating cost could be $33 million to $38 million.

Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties are each responsible for funding part of the regional cost. But exactly how much cost would be allocated to each county and what would be the funding source haven’t been determined.

“It’s not as simple as a third, a third, a third,” said Gerry O’Reilly, a committee member with the Florida Department of Transportation. Factors include the number of riders and stations in each county.

“Once you decide your percentages, you have to decide where your money comes from,” he said.

A steering committee last week heard 11 funding options, including a sales tax, a gas tax and a rental-car surcharge.

The Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) said a rental-car surcharge, which would work in conjunction with another fee, is an option that’s unfair to Miami-Dade because it’s “disproportionately” paid by the county.

“I know you say these are tourists and not residents, but the bottom line is the surcharge for the rental car could go to improvements within Miami-Dade County,” said the MPO’s Wilson Fernandez.

Committee members have said elected officials will ultimately decide the source and cost allocation for the regional funding.
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Old April 19th, 2014, 06:12 AM   #725
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The station looks very tired in need of a facelift
Its being renovated as we speak , the Roof and Platforms are being done. The abandoned Southern part of the station will be restored as a New Connection to Downtown Newark and a station expansion under the viaduct has also been proposed. The Bridge and Viaducts will be renovated by 2023.... The Main Station , Light Rail and Bus areas were done between 2000 and 2005.
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Old April 20th, 2014, 08:41 PM   #726
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Why the heck can't the US build/buy good looking rolling stock?
I've got to admit those are truly ugly to look at, and to think they'll be plying that route for, what, the next 30 years?

Reminds me of SF's BART A/B/C cars, all of which looked terribly old within a couple of years of entering service.
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Easter day railfanning at Westfield Station on the RVL; seems like they still have a PL42AC floating around incase the 45s are shopped or something:
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SOM tasked with transforming Philadelphia railway station
28 MAY, 2014

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A design consortium has been appointed to come up with a development master plan for Philadelphia’s 30th Street station.

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), in association with Parsons Brinckerhoff, OLIN, and HR&A Advisors, has been chosen to develop a station master plan as part of wider scheme which is aiming to turn the USA’s ‘tired’ railway stations into ‘the centrepieces of thriving urban neighbourhoods’.

The master plan will consider options for the area surrounding the station, including the 75 acres of rail yards beside the terminal.

SOM has already contributed to the Denver Union Station Redevelopment, which is close to completion, and last year, the design house published a series of striking concept images for Penn Station in New York.

Bob LaCroix, Amtrak chief of corridor development, said: “Along with our great partners, we look forward to developing a bold vision for the precinct that accommodates growing demand for passenger rail service and outlines a framework for development that can reshape the Philadelphia skyline for generations to come.”

Roger Duffy, SOM design partner, described the project as “a singular opportunity to re-imagine one of the most significant and dramatic urban areas in America”.

Further station master plans are being drawn up in Washington, DC, Baltimore and Chicago.

The design phase is expected to last two years
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Old May 30th, 2014, 10:35 PM   #731
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From Global Rail News, news on desings for AAF station at Government Center:

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Miami station designs revealed
29 MAY, 2014



All Aboard Florida, the organisation looking to build a new 235-mile railway connecting south and central Florida, has unveiled designs for its new station in Miami.

Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), the Miami station site will cover almost three million square feet, creating a new retail and leisure hub beneath the line, which will be elevated to integrate with the existing public transport network.

As well as Miami, the new route will include stations in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando.

All Aboard Florida first presented its plans in March 2012 when it set out its target to deliver a railway which could transport passengers between Miami and Orlando in just under three hours.

Michael Reininger, president and chief development officer of All Aboard Florida, said: “Millions of commuters and local residents will benefit from the Miami station.

“All Aboard Florida provides a fast and convenient transit alternative while integrating transportation infrastructure with mixed use development to serve as a catalyst for economic vitality in a city that is quickly becoming a model for urban living.”

Designs for the remaining stations and rolling stock are still being developed
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Operator chosen for Indiana passenger service
Tuesday, July 01, 2014



INDIANA Department of Transportation (IDOT) has selected Chicago-based Corridor Capital LLC as its "preferred vendor" to manage and operate the daily Hoosier State inter-city service between Indianapolis and Chicago, which is currently operated by Amtrak.

IDOT and Corridor Capital "are now in discussions towards an agreement for a changeover in operations commencing October 1," a statement released by Corridor Capital said.

Corridor Capital owns or controls a fleet of 50 double-deck stainless-steel coaches, dining cars and lounge cars built by Budd for the Santa Fe Railway in the 1950s and 1960s.

Corridor Capital is an Associate Member of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), and also a partner of the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission.

The Hoosier State is considered by many to be a poor performer within the national passenger rail network, with some blaming Amtrak for the train's weak showing, while others blame the state of Indiana for its lack of support, reflecting the state's indifference to passenger rail.

Indiana became responsible for funding the Hoosier State on October 2 2013, although a deal to keep the train running was not reached until October 15. If the train had been withdrawn, the only remaining passenger service on the Chicago – Indianapolis corridor would have been Amtrak's Chicago – Washington DC Cardinal, which only runs three times a week.

Three other prospective operators responded to IDOT's request for proposals including Iowa Pacific Holdings, Herzog Transit Services, and Travel Train Holdings
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A video I've recorded 1 month ago. The Union Station in Washignton DC:


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Does any one know why MARC, bought 13 MP36PH-3C locomotives to replace the HHP-8 and AEM-7 locomotives instead: of buying new ACS-64 locomotives, Buying Amtrak's HHP-8s and have Bombardier refurbish them, or buying either ALP-46As or ALP-45DPs like NJT? It just seems to make no sense to have a perfectly good electrified system and not use it.
Also why MBTA isn't doing this for their Providence/Stoughton Line (Amtrak's NEC)?
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