U.S., Florida: Tri-Rail into downtown Miami awaits Brightline’s action

By Catherine Lackner, Miami Today; December 3, 2019 Thousands of would-be downtown commuters wait anxiously to learn when Tri-Rail trains…

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U.S., Washington State Report: Sound Transit Top Safety Officer Out

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; December 5, 2019 According to a report from The Seattle Times, Sound Transit CEO…

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U.S., Connecticut: Hartford Line trains through Springfield set Thanksgiving ridership record

By Jim Kinney, masslive.com; December 3, 2019 SPRINGFIELD — The Hartford Line commuter rail service attracted record ridership during Thanksgiving…

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Canada, Ontario: Is there a subsidy in the cards for the Huron Central Railway?

By Ian Ross, Northern Ontario Business; December 3, 2019 U.S. federal regulators have approved the sale of short-line railroader Genesee…

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Europe: Not Exactly the Orient Express, But Europe’s Sleepers Are Back

By Boris Groendahl and Catherine Bosley, Bloomberg News, Financial Post; December 3, 2019 (Bloomberg) — Romanticized by movies like “Murder…

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U.S., Vermont: Where Burlington’s long-awaited train terminal may be built

By Calvin Cutler, WCAX CBS 3; December 3, 2019 BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Bringing passenger rail back to Burlington– we’ve told…

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Europe: Why airlines want you to go by train

From CNN, FOX 22 KQFX and ABC 17 KMIZ; December 3, 2019 We might not all be Greta Thunberg, shunning…

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U.S., Nevada: Clark County vows support of Virgin Trains’ planned bond request

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; December 3, 2019 Clark County officials vowed Tuesday to support the financing plan Virgin…

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U.S., Florida: Indian River County to continue Brightline fight in 2020

By Jon Shainman, WPTV NBC 5; December 3, 2019 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. — Indian River County plans to continue…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline president talks about plan to add train station, parking garage in Boca Raton

By Miranda Christian, WPTV Webteam, NBC 5 WPTV; December 3, 2019 BOCA RATON, Fla. — Ahead of a critical vote…

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U.S., Florida – Report: Brightline Has Highest U.S. Death Rate

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; December 3, 2019 According to a report from the Associated Press, Brightline and its…

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Canada: VIA Rail goes cashless, leaving some consumers in the lurch

By Rachael D’Amore, Global News, December 3, 2019 Canadians relying on Via Rail to get home for the holidays may…

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U.S.: America’s railroad system is great – for freight

Opinion By Justin Fox, Bloomberg, The Eagle; December 2, 2019 In most of the world’s affluent countries, railroads were either…

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U.S.: Connecticut Senator Blumenthal leads effort to end Amtrak’s shield from lawsuits

By Ana Radelat, The Connecticut Mirror; December 3, 2019 Washington — Sen. Richard Blumenthal is leading a congressional pushback against…

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California: 3 counties in a tug of war over control of Caltrain

BY JEN NOWELL, Correspondent, Daily Post; November 29, 2019 Caltrain’s Board of Directors is considering the idea of shaking things…

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Opinion: Canadian Pacific aims to become transcontinental once again

By Alan Freeman, iPolitics.ca; November 28, 2019 At first glance, it looks like one of the strangest business deals of…

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Rail Passes: What You Should Know

By Peter Greenberg, petergreenberg.com; November 29, 2019 Welcome to the brave new world of rail passes, both overseas and in…

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Amtrak Dining Cars as Profit Centers

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development, Railway Age Magazine; November 29, 2019 One of the great hurrahs of Amtrak…

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Alabama: Study examines feasibility of train service from Montgomery to Mobile and reactions are mixed

By Sara MacNeil, Montgomery Advertiser; November 27, 2019 A study on the feasibility for a train from Montgomery to Mobile…

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Canadian Pacific wants back into the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick

By Connell Smith, CBC News; November 27, 2019 Twenty-five years after selling off or abandoning its rail operations to the…

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Opinion: The people VIA Rail Canada is leaving behind

By Stephen Maher, MacLean’s; November 27, 2019 At the end of October, Via Rail announced that it would only accept…

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Maryland: Redevelopment of Baltimore’s Penn Station gets ‘critical’ piece of funding puzzle

By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun; November 26, 2019 The long-awaited redevelopment of Baltimore’s historic Penn Station got a “critical…

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Amtrak vs. Freight Railroads: Shippers, You Are Impacted!

By Jim Blaze, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; November 26, 2019 A headline story says that U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin…

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Railroaders will be working on Thanksgiving Day so you can travel to be with family and friends

Today is Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, the busiest travel day of the year. Sunday will be nearly as busy…

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Canadian National Railway, union reach tentative agreement after week-long strike

By Rachael D’Amore, Global News; November 26, 2019 CN Rail and the union representing workers have reached a tentative agreement…

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