Long Island Rail Road president offers employees unexpected overtime incentive

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; June 25, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road offered some of its union workers overtime pay…

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New Jersey Transit engineers refuse to work overtime as part of dispute. Your commute will get worse.

By Larry Higgs, NJ.com; June 25, 2019 Commuter train engineers are protesting an alleged NJ Transit contract violation by refusing…

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Pennsylvania: Amtrak is suing SEPTA to raise its yearly rent from $1.00 to $1.5 million

By Jason Laughlin, The Philadelphia Inquirer; June 26, 2019 SEPTA has paid Amtrak a dollar a year for the last…

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View from the UK: How America’s first high-speed railway – and Virgin Trains – is transforming Florida

By Simon Veness, The Telegraph; June 26, 2019 Sir Richard Branson may have been absent, but he and his Virgin…

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Strong private-sector interest in VIA Rail’s planned expansion, says Canada Infrastructure Bank CEO

By Bill Curry, The Globe And Mail; June 25, 2019 Canada Infrastructure Bank chief executive officer Pierre Lavallée says there…

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Government of Canada takes next steps to further explore VIA Rail’s High Frequency Rail proposal in the Quebec City-Toronto Corridor

A press release from Transport Canada; June 25, 2019: PETERBOROUGH, ON, June 25, 2019 /CNW/ – A modernized passenger rail system…

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Mobile, Alabama hesitates on backing coastal Amtrak return

By John Sharp, AL.com; June 25, 2019 Mobile city officials put the brakes Tuesday to a resolution requesting that Gov.…

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New England: Amtrak Downeaster turning away passengers

By Bill Green, NBC News Center Maine; June 24, 2019 PORTLAND, Maine — Every train in the country requires government…

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Virgin Trains looks to expand quickly in U.S.

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; June 25, 2019 Today Disney World, tomorrow Disneyland. No, it’s not backwards motivation. It…

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Train derailment sent 36 cars full of coal into the Great Dismal Swamp in Southeastern Virginia

By Robyn Sidersky, Staff Writer, The Virginian-Pilot; June 26, 2019 Thirty-six railroad cars full of coal went off the tracks…

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Dutch railway company to pay reparations for WWII transports

By The Associated Press, 660 News City News; June 26, 2019 THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Dutch national railway company NS…

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New York high-speed rail project faces another delay

By Eric Anderson, The Albany Times-Union; April 26, 2019 Albany Efforts to boost passenger train speeds across upstate New York…

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Virgin Trains’ Orlando, Florida leg underway as railroad eyes expansions to Tampa, Las Vegas

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; June 24, 2019 ORLANDO — As construction of a 125 mph passenger railroad,…

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Virgin Trains beginning an important link between Miami and Orlando today | Commentary

By CARLOS A. GIMENEZ, Orlando Sentinel; June 24, 2019 This is an exciting time for Orlando and Miami as Virgin…

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Virginia approves $300,000 in funding for Bedford rail study

By Shannon Keith, Reporter, The News & Advance; June 23, 2019 Plans to make Bedford a scheduled stop for Amtrak…

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Indiana volunteers say thank you with makeover of Amtrak garden

By Jim Johnson, Journal Review; June 23, 2019 Helen Hudson greeted the Hoosier State train Sunday morning, holding a sign…

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Infrastructure Bank to support VIA Rail Canada’s expansion plans through Quebec and Ontario

By Bill Curry, The Globe And Mail; June 24, 2019 On the eve of a federal election and after years…

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CSX Fuel Tax Case Denied Third Review by Supreme Court

By Chris Marr, Staff Correspondent, Bloomberg Tax; June 24, 2019 CSX Transportation Inc.’s decade-old fuel tax lawsuit against Alabama won’t…

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UK: Network Rail bosses told to fly to meetings because trains too expensive, internal policy reveals

From Brinkwire; June 24, 2019 Company policy is in place to save public money Staff working for Network Rail have…

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Eurostar defends alcohol limits on trains

From The BBC; June 24, 2019 Eurostar has defended limiting the amount of alcohol passengers can carry on its trains…

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Opinion: Private rail is an American asset

By Raymond J. Keating, The Detroit News; June 23, 2019 Like the Green New Deal, former vice president Joe Biden’s…

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Federal Transit Administration allocates $300M to Transbay project

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; June 21, 2019 The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) just announced that the Transbay Corridor…

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Union leaders criticize precision scheduled railroading

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; June 21, 2019 The implementation of precision scheduled railroading (PSR) has contributed to dwindling morale…

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Ontario: Plan to bring back Northlander train remains off track

By Jordan Horrobin, The Timmins Daily Press; June 23, 2019 While on the campaign trail last May, Premier Doug Ford…

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