U.S., Indiana: South Shore double track project between Michigan City and Gary to enter engineering phase

From South Bend Tribune; February 13, 2020 A project to cut South Shore train commute times between northwest Indiana communities…

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Canada: VIA Rail says service could take days to resume if blockades lift

By Jeremiah Rodriguez, Writer, CTVNews.ca; February 12, 2020 TORONTO — Via Rail’s cancelled train services could take as long as…

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Canada: CN Rail to shut down Eastern Canadian operations due to protests

From Reuters; February 13, 2020 (Reuters) – Canadian National Railway Co (CNR.TO) will shut operations in Eastern Canada as its…

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U.S.: California bullet train adds another $1.3 billion to projected price tag

By Don Thompson, Associated Press, Los Angeles Times; February 12, 2020 SACRAMENTO — The California High-Speed Rail Authority on Wednesday bumped its…

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Canada: Coastal GasLink pipeline protesters block railway traffic in Ontario

By The Canadian Press, BNN Bloomberg; February 10, 2020 BELLEVILLE, Ont. – Protesters halted train travel along two of VIA Rail’s busiest…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: Two Tickets to Pittsburgh

By Bennett Levin, P.E., Railway Age Magazine; February 10, 2020 How can the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania be freed from Amtrak’s abusive…

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U.S.: Trump proposes cutting Amtrak funding, boosting infrastructure spending

By David Shepardson, Reuters; February 10, 2020 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House budget released on Monday proposed cutting funding…

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U.S., Minnesota: NLX project leaders request $40 million in state funding

By Kaitlyn Moffett, KBJR 6 NBC; February 10, 2020 DULUTH, MN — A project years in the making aims to…

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U.S., Massachusetts: East-West rail comes with very high price tag

By Bruce Mohl, Commonwealth Magazine; February 6, 2020 A LONG-AWAITED ANALYSIS of East-West rail service indicates passengers could travel between…

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Asia: Japan Railways to release new anti-groper smartphone app to help victims before chikan gets away

By Casey Baseel, Sora News 24; February 8, 2020 There are a couple of major reasons Japan’s chikan (train groper)…

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U.S., Utah: Proposal to create a statewide rail plan leaves station

By Lee Davidson, The Salt Lake Tribune; February 7, 2020 Lawmakers took a first step Thursday toward creating an integrated…

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Europe: Night-Train Vision

By Keith Fender, International Railway Journal, Railway Age Magazine; February 7, 2020 If International Railway Journal had suggested in 2016 that school…

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U.S., New York: Uber’s new ‘Make My Train’ feature aims to make Long Island Rail Road trips a little smoother

By Ken Schachter, Newsday; February 7, 2020 A new “Make My Train” feature from ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. aims…

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U.S., Wisconsin Commentary: You can see the country’s soul from a train

By Dave Zweifel, The Capital Times; February 7, 2020 I took my annual Amtrak trip a couple of weeks ago,…

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U.S.: See Every Corner of the U.S. With This Cross-country Train Journey That Only Costs $1,000

By Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure; February 07, 2020 In 2019, more people than ever before took to the railways…

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U.S., Montana: Missoula County unveils railway resolution in push to restore southern passenger route

By: By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current, KPAX 8; February 7, 2020 MISSOULA — Efforts to establish a regional rail authority…

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U.S., Editorial: Ambitious transportation plan positions Virginia for the future

By The Virginian-Pilot & Daily Press Editorial Board, The Virginian-Pilot, Daily Press; February 06, 2020 Was this supposed to be…

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U.S., Maryland: Baltimore Penn Station redevelopment gets opportunity zone funding from local investor

By Melody Simmons, Reporter, Baltimore Business Journal; February 5, 2020 Transformative plans to upgrade Penn Station into a modern transit…

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U.S., Maryland: CSX tunnel project could be completed by 2024, Baltimore port official says

By Holden Wilen, Reporter, Baltimore Business Journal; February 5, 2020 A long-awaited expansion of the Howard Street Tunnel could be…

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U.S.: Virginia becoming a model for intercity train service, observers say

By Luz Lazo The Washington Post, The Roanoke Times; February 1, 2020 Amtrak trains in Virginia carried nearly a million…

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U.S., California: California Again Delays Virgin Trains Decision on Bond Approval

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg; February 4, 2020 California Treasurer Fiona Ma postponed a decision that had been expected next week…

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U.S., Commentary: Nostalgia Not in Amtrak’s Future

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; February 5, 2020 WATCHING WASHINGTON, RAILWAY AGE FEBRUARY 2020 ISSUE: Spending…

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U.S., Alabama: Mobile hops aboard Amtrak support by endorsing Gulf Coast rail commitment

By John Sharp, AL.com; February 4, 2020 With a 6-1 vote Tuesday, the Mobile City Council hopped on board with…

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