News & Commentary

Governor Hochul Announces Major Capital Region Infrastructure Projects to Improve Rail Service and Boost Economic Development

July 12, 2024 New York Governor Kathy Hochul is announcing $634 million to build a new Livingston Avenue Bridge in Albany.

Exploring the Current and Future State of Passenger Rail in New York

June 21, 2024 This hour, Senator Cooney and representatives from the ESPA discuss what’s possible, what’s probable, and how making changes to the state’s rail system would affect New Yorkers.

ESPA Director Jacob Adams has passed away at 52

April 28, 2024 Jacob was both an ESPA Director; an avid railfan who loved being trackside and sharing train trips all around the globe with family and friends.

Brightline — Trip Review by Gary Prophet

March 18, 2024 Brightline definitely has the customer service figured out and they do a great job with execution.

New York State Senate Public Hearing on High Speed Rail

February 3, 2024 Public Hearing to examine passenger rail within New York State, the “90B” rail improvement plan adopted by the State Department of Transportation, areas for service improvement, and the possible adoption of high-speed rail.