State asks Florida Department Of Transportation to investigate Tri-Rail bidding process

By Robert Smith, Valliant News; November 14, 2019 The Florida Department of Transportation has been asked to investigate the way…

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South Florida: Tri-Rail frustrated by maintenance issues, duct tape repair

By Robert Smith, Valliant News; November 14, 2019 You can add repairing railroad tracks to the 1,001 uses for duct…

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New Hampshire: After filing for bankruptcy, private rail firm says work with Nashua is ‘sort of on hold’

By Kimberly Houghton, Correspondent, New Hampshire Union Leader; November 14, 2019 NASHUA — Boston Surface Railroad Company, the entity working…

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California: Nation’s first hydrogen-powered passenger train will operate in Inland Empire

From Fontana Herald News; November 14, 2019 A contract signing on Nov. 13 between Stadler U.S. and the San Bernardino…

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Amtrak unveils new high-speed Acela train car prototype

By Liz Hund, The Points Guy; November 14, 2019 New state-of-the-art high-speed Acela train cars are one-step closer to hitting…

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Former Indiana Congressman Todd Rokita’s Amtrak nomination moves forward to full Senate

By Matt McKinney, RTV6 Indianapolis; November 14, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indiana, is one step…

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Amtrak chief defends decision to kill the traditional dining car on some long-distance trains

By Luz Lazo The Washington Post, Boston.com; November 14, 2019 WASHINGTON – Amtrak president and chief executive Richard Anderson on…

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South Florida: Brightline asks Boca Raton for $12.1 million for parking garage

By Jeff Ostrowski, The Palm Beach Post; November 12, 2019 The Brightline rail service wants the city of Boca Raton…

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Brightline will be called Virgin Trains USA. So when will you see the new name on trains?

By David Lyons, South Florida Sun Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel; November 12, 2019 They may be married, but it’s taking the…

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Florida Congressman Brian Mast may consider federal funding for St. Lucie River bridge replacement by Virgin Trains

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; November 12, 2019 STUART - And the $100 million question is: Who wants…

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Metropolitan Transportation Authority doesn’t know why subways cost so much more to build in New York City

By Jacob Henry, David Meyer and Bernadette Hogan, New York Post; November 12, 2019 The MTA’s construction chief said Tuesday…

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Washington, D.C.: Why Doesn’t Georgetown Have A Metro Station? It Goes Beyond NIMBYism

By Jordan Pascale; WAMU 88.5; November 12, 2019 When Chris Scaptura moved from New York to the Washington region in…

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Can the Paris Metro Make Room for More Riders?

By Feargus O’Sullivan, City Lab; November 13, 2019 After five years of unprecedented passenger growth, the Paris Metro system is…

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Northern Ontario passenger rail plan close to being unveiled

By Kortney Kenney, Staff, MyNorthBayNow; November 12, 2019 Several communities in northeastern Ontario, including North Bay, could be closer to…

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Opinion: The Connecticut Department Of Transportation needs to modernize our railways — and its thinking

Connecticut Viewpoints By Robert Hale, The Connecticut Mirror; November 13, 2019 Connecticut’s citizens deserve fast, reliable, and practical rail service…

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Photos: Trains, spectacles and everyday miracles at Los Angeles Union Station

By Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News; November 13, 2019 A loud “excuse me!” filled the air as I quickly…

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Lawmakers aim to thwart Amtrak forced-arbitration policy

By Jessica Wehrman, Roll Call; November 13, 2019 Lawmakers are in the initial stages of determining whether they can prevent…

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Minnesota: Northern Lights Express supporters lobby in Washington, D.C.

By Staff, Duluth News Tribune; November 12, 2019 Supporters of the proposed passenger train connecting Minneapolis and Duluth were in…

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Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski calls for Metra to take over Chicago Union Station from Amtrak after ‘disastrous’ service outage, falling concrete

By Mary Wisniewski, Chicago Tribune; November 13, 2019 After a “disastrous” service outage that delayed tens of thousands of passengers…

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Colorado: Tickets For This Season’s Winter Park Ski Train Are Selling Like Hotcakes

By Nathaniel Minor, Colorado Public Radio; November 12, 2019 Bookings for the Winter Park Express, the I-70-and-Berthoud-Pass-avoiding train from Denver’s…

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Amtrak from Cleveland, Ohio to Chicago: A relaxing ride despite middle-of-the-night departures, late trains

By Susan Glaser, The Plain Dealer; November 11, 2019 CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Amtrak train slowed to a crawl just…

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Considering the Rail Passenger Purview

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; November 11, 2019 There are many reasons why people should choose public transit; from…

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Florida: Former Jacksonville Terminal, now convention center, to mark 100th anniversary

By Staff, Jacksonville Daily Record; November 12, 2019 The Jacksonville Historical Society plans a centennial celebration for the Jacksonville Terminal…

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India: IRCTC’s First Private Train-Tejas Earns Rs 70 Lakh Profit In First Month Of Its Operations

By Staff, The Logical Indian; November 11, 2019 The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC)’s first privately run train…

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Chicago Metra spending $15.5 million on security cameras in passenger cars

By Marni Pyke, Chicago Daily Herald; November 8, 2019 Metra plans to deploy an army of security cameras on all…

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