Private funding needed under C$6bn VIA Rail Canada investment plan

From Railway Gazette; November 15, 2018 CANADA: National passenger operator VIA Rail says that private-sector backing will be needed to…

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On the Eastern Shore: In Accomack, what’s the future for railroad industry?

By Carol Vaughn, Salisbury Daily Times, delmarvanow.com; November 14, 2018 What will become of the railroad on the Eastern Shore…

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Minnesota: $2 billion Minneapolis-Eden Prairie light-rail project cleared to begin construction

By Staff, Pioneer Press; November 14, 2018 A federal agency has given a key approval to the Southwest Light Rail…

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Brightline forms strategic partnership with Virgin; to become Virgin Trains USA

A press release from Brightline; November 16, 2018: EXPRESS INTERCITY PASSENGER RAIL SYSTEM TO BECOME VIRGIN TRAINS USA MIAMI, Fla.…

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Amtrak Sets Revenue and Earnings Records Delivers Best Operating Performance in Company History

A press release from Amtrak; November 16, 2018: WASHINGTON – Continuing financial improvements in recent years, Amtrak again posted record revenue and…

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Manitoba: When Churchill needed Ottawa, the town was ignored. Now, Ottawa needs Churchill

Opinion By Ken Hansen, MacLean’s; November 13, 2018 The first train in 18 months on the Hudson Bay Railway pulled…

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What other passenger carriers are doing: A focus on cocktails is the latest F&B trend for cruise ships, hotels

Editor’s Note: This is another story in an ongoing series about managing food service operations and passenger expectations. – CorridorRail.com…

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Brightline passenger rail in Florida: Trains whisper, doors swish, bubbly flows

By Kevin Spear, Reporter, Orlando Sentinel; November 14, 2018 There was a hint of disappointment recently on a Brightline train,…

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