U.S.: Pacific Northwest, South serve as models for passenger rail in Montana

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; September 18, 2020 As counties across southern Montana join the Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority…

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U.S.: Efforts to restore passenger rail in southern Montana, Northern Rockies gain momentum

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; September 18, 2020 When the Big Sky Passenger Rail Summit kicked off in Missoula on…

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U.S.: Montana delegation, governor lend support for passenger rail across southern tier

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; September 17, 2020 Most of Montana’s congressional delegation signaled their support for the Big Sky…

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U.S., Montana: All aboard: Summit reflects support for passenger rail through Montana’s biggest towns

By Kim Briggeman, Missoulian; September 17, 2020 A county-driven passenger rail authority, the first concrete step toward restoring passenger rail…

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U.S.: North Carolina gets federal grant to buy corridor for Raleigh-Richmond high-speed rail

By Richard Stradling, The News & Observer; September 18, 2020 RALEIGH The effort to establish high-speed passenger rail service between…

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U.S., Nevada: Fortress Delays Record $4.2 Billion Vegas-Train Bond Sale

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance; September 21, 2020 (Bloomberg) — The company that wants to build a high-speed train…

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U.S.: BUILD grant will help decompress most congested rail junction in California

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; September 16, 2020 The U.S. DOT has awarded a $20 million Better Utilizing Investments…

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U.S.: Central Florida Leaders Say Transportation Was Hard Hit By Coronavirus, But Expansion Still Possible By 2030

By Danielle Prieur, WMFE; Septem,ber 16, 2020 Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said it could take some time for transportation in…

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U.S.: Alaska Railroad Soon Starts Its Aurora Winter Train Service

By Laurie Baratti, Travel Pulse; September 16, 2020 Alaska Railroad is proud to announce the start of its renowned winter…

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Europe, France: Alstom cuts offer for Bombardier’s rail unit by $350 million in firmed-up deal

By Allison Lampert, Rachit Vats, Reuters; September 16, 2020 Sept 16 (Reuters) – French train maker Alstom said on Wednesday…

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U.S., New York – It’s Never Too Late: Need for Rail Connection from the Central Terminal to Niagara Falls

By Hank Olejniczak, Buffalorising.com; September 16, 2020 The government of Ontario has committed to bringing daily commuter rail utilizing the…

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Europe: SBB and ÖBB to Expand Night Train Services in Europe

By Özgür Töre, FTN News; September 15, 2020 SBB and ÖBB are seeking to scale up the existing night train…

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U.S., Florida: High-speed rail operator Brightline is in talks with Tampa developer Darryl Shaw for a potential station near Ybor City

By Veronica Brezina-Smith and Ashley Gurbal Kritzer, Tampa Bay Business Journal; September 15, 2020 High-speed rail operator Brightline is in…

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U.S., California: BART’s Transbay Project Gets $1.2 Billion Boost

By Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor, Railway Age Magazine; September 15, 2020 The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued a $1.2 billion grant…

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U.S., Virginia: Long Bridge rail project between D.C. and Virginia barrels ahead

By Wyatt Gordon, Virginia Mercury, Inside NOVA; September 15, 2020 With the state budget in tatters and commuter levels at…

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U.S., New York Governor Cuomo: Old train cars to be dropped off Long Island coast to boost artificial reef

By Bernadette Hogan, New York Post; September 15, 2020 ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state will be dropping…

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U.S.: Amtrak job offshoring provision questioned

By Douglas Clark, Transportation Today; September 10, 2020 Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Daniel Lipinski (D-IL), and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) are…

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U.S.: California’s scaled-back high-speed rail plan faces doubts amid financial crunch

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times (TNS), Herald-Mail Media; September 10, 2020 LOS ANGELES — It was just last year…

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U.S., Connecticut: New Haven, state DOT end gridlock of past 2 decades in new deal for Union Station

By Mary E. O’Leary, New Haven Register; September 10, 2020 NEW HAVEN — Mayor Justin Elicker simply termed it “a…

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U.S.: Amtrak CEO Pleads With Congress for Billions in Covid-19 Aid; $5 Billion Total to Keep Long Distance Trains Daily

By Keith Laing, Bloomberg Politics; September 9, 2020 Amtrak’s chief executive pleaded with House lawmakers Wednesday to approve $2.84 billion…

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