‘Time for Canadian Feds to re-fund the passenger train’, says coalition

By Staff, SooToday.com; October 30, 2018 NEWS RELEASE COALITION FOR ALGOMA PASSENGER TRAINS It’s been three long years now since…

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New Jersey Transit commuters stuck on ‘Hell’ train amid reports of fights, sick passengers

By Thomas Tracy, New York Daily News; October 30, 2018 Some 1,500 NJ Transit commuters found themselves on a horror…

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Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments will consider studying rail line between Toledo, Detroit

By David Patch, The Toledo Blade; October 30, 2018 Inspired in part by an analysis recently conducted of potential passenger-train…

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Texas Central, Renfe sign bullet-train operator pact

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 31, 2018 Yesterday in Madrid, Texas Central Railway and Renfe officials signed an agreement that…

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Asia: Kawasaki Heavy weighs exit from money-losing train business

By MASASHI ISAWA, Nikkei staff writer, Nikkei Asian Review; October 31, 2018 TOKYO — Kawasaki Heavy Industries plans to restructure rolling-stock operations…

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Amtrak thrives in Roanoke, Virginia one year after return of passenger rail service

By Jessica Jewell, Weekend Anchor/Reporter, WSLS 10 News NBC; October 30, 2018 ROANOKE, Va. – Amtrak continues thriving in the…

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Texas Bullet Train named top North American infrastructure project

By Bill Hethcock, Staff Writer, Dallas Business Journal; October 30, 2018 The proposed Texas Bullet Train has been named one…

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Amtrak reveals next steps in Chicago Union Station development

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 30, 2018 Amtrak, Union Station Redevelopment Partners and Chicago city officials on Sunday announced the…

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Boston: South Station tower may be on track

By Sean Philip Cotter, Boston Herald; October 30, 2018 Maybe — just maybe — the long-discussed South Station tower will…

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First ride on Milwaukee’s The Hop: Smooth, on time, and a speech from No. 1 cheerleader Mayor Tom Barrett

By James B. Nelson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; October 29, 2018 The first public rides on The Hop were on time…

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Introduction to precision railroading, Part 2: Parsing the developments in recent earnings

By Brian Bowers, Contributor, Freight Waves; October 29, 2018 It has been an interesting week. I have been encouraged by…

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Kansas City Southern may follow Union Pacific’s lead on precision scheduled railroading

By Edwin Lopez, Supply Chain Dive; October 26, 2018   Kansas City Southern (KCS) is closely watching Union Pacific’s transition…

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California commentary: Amtrak Comes to Vacaville and maybe Marfa!

Editor’s Note: Russ Jackson is the distinguished retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review. His columns appear here occasionally.…

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The Future Of High Speed Rail Travel In Florida Is Bright

By Doug Gollan, Contributor, Forbes; October 26, 2018 Despite its impressive name Miami Central Station is much smaller than Penn…

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Touring a Massive New Long Island Rail Road Terminal Taking Shape 15 Stories Beneath Grand Central Terminal

By Jose Martinez, NY 1 Spectrum News; October 25, 2018 Beneath the Grand Central Terminal is the MTA’s most expensive…

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Amtrak begins to spend windfall from Chicago Union Station deal

By Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business; October 29, 2018 Congestion-weary commuters over the weekend got the first peek at what…

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Massachusetts: $21M Berkshire Line upgrade to bolster ailing rail route

By Heather Bellow, The Berkshire Eagle; October 29, 2018 A Berkshires rail line that the state bought for $12 million…

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He blew the whistle on New Jersey Transit. He paid for it with his career.

By Curtis Tate, North Jersey Record; October 29, 2018 SUMMIT — Todd Barretta moved to New Jersey from Connecticut 18…

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Railroad Retirement Board lax on collecting restitution from fraud by Long Island Railroad employees

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; October 28, 2018 The federal agency at the center of the LIRR disability scandal that…

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AASHTO: USDOT to streamline environmental rules to speed up project delivery

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 29, 2018 The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is expected to issue a final rule…

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