Canadian National Railway mechanics ratify four-year contract with 11% wage increase

By The Canadian Press, BNN Bloomberg; January 30, 2019 MONTREAL – The union representing Canadian National Railway mechanics, electricians and…

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House of Representatives bill would allow states to count fed loans toward infrastructure financing share

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 31, 2019 U.S. Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-N.J.) has introduced a bill that aims to make…

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West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin writes Amtrak about New River Train concerns

By Douglas Fritz, WVNS; January 31, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. (WVNS) – Concerns over Amtrak’s policy regarding private and charter trains…

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Frank Wilner opinion: Amtrak vs. freights: A messy MRSA

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; January 31, 2019 If you’re passionate about on-time performance…

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California: Booming economy boosts passenger rail

By Gus Thomson, Reporter/Columnist, Auburn Journal; January 30, 2019 Capitol Corridor is crediting a booming Northern California economy as a…

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Bombardier resumes deliveries of subway cars to New York City

By Allison Lampert, Reuters; January 28, 2019 MONTREAL (Reuters) – Bombardier said it has resumed delivering subway cars to New…

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Chicago’s Frigid Cold Forces Crews to Set Railroad Tracks Ablaze to Keep Trains Moving

By Don Reisinger, Fortune Magazine; January 30, 2019 Chicago is cold. Like, really, really cold. And now crews have been…

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Vancouver’s TransLink to adopt all-door boarding for first time

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 30, 2019 TransLink on Feb. 2 plans to open a new platform at Commercial-Broadway Station…

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Long Island Rail Road president Eng defends against use of special tape on train exteriors

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; January 28, 2019 Following LIRR president Phillip Eng’s announcement last week that the railroad would…

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Future of BNSF’s Havelock shops in Nebraska uncertain; 400 workers could be affected

By MATT OLBERDING, Lincoln Journal Star; January 29, 2019 The future of BNSF Railways’ Havelock shops appears to be up…

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Legislation proposed to establish Cascadia Rail High Speed Rail authority

By Kyra Senese, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; January 29, 2019 A potential plan to bring high-speed rail (HSR) to the…

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New Jersey Transit to start restoring PTC-impacted services in Q2

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 28, 2019 New Jersey Transit late last week announced plans to begin restoring rail service…

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The Daily CSX: Sarah Jones’ Family Settles With CSX Transportation in ‘Midnight Rider’ Suit

By Gene Maddaus, Senior Media Writer, Variety; January 30, 2019 The family of Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who was…

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Canadian National building strong momentum into 2019

A press release from Canadian National Railway; January 29, 2019: Q4 results driven by solid top-line growth and significantly improved…

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Virgin Trains USA announces initial public offering of up to $619 million to support Brightline expansion

By Richard Danielson, Tampa Bay Times; January 30, 2019 Virgin Trains USA, the Sir Richard Branson-backed company that has partnered…

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Cincinnati streetcar advertising was 70 percent off budget in 2018, bringing in just over $100K.

By Hannah Sparling, Cincinnati Enquirer; January 28, 2019 Expectation: The Cincinnati Bell Connector would bring in more than $350,000 from…

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Union Pacific’s customer conversations ‘haven’t been easy’ amid PSR transition

By Emma Cosgrove, Supply Chain Drive; January 28, 2019 Dive Brief: Union Pacific (UP) is ahead of schedule on its…

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Union Pacific sues to fire worker who defecated on railcar

By Christopher Vondracek, The Washington Times; January 28, 2019 Union Pacific is asking a federal judge to allow it to…

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Siemens and Alstom offer European Commission more merger concessions

By Keith Barrow, International Railway Journal; January 28, 2019 “Since the first remedy proposal made on December 12 2018 to…

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The Daily CSX: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo threatens legal action against CSX over Whitesboro bridge concerns

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 29, 2019 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is threatening legal action against CSX if the…

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Local newspaper columnist says Huntley, Illinois could be on track for passenger train service

By Kurt Begalka, Northwest Herald; January 28, 2019 In the 1850s, railroads changed the landscape of McHenry County. Now it…

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Here’s shocking video proof Milwaukee’s The Hop streetcar can run in snow

By Matt Wild, Milwaukee Record; January 28, 2019 We’re almost three months into the life of The Hop, Milwaukee’s long-in-the-works…

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Kansans optimistic on passenger rail to Oklahoma, Texas

By Craig Andres, KSNW NBC; January 28, 2019 Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) – You can get on a train in Newton…

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Work to begin on Dh43b Philippines rail project

By Gilbert P. Felongco, Correspondent; Gulf News Asia; January 26, 2019 Manila: Construction will start next month on a new…

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Frank Wilner Railway Age Capitol Hill information update: Short line tax credit; STB’s new members

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; January 26, 2019 Restoration of the 50% investment tax…

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