Push for shorter passenger train trips east from Roanoke, Virginia could make positive impact

By Tommy Lopez, Weekend Anchor/Reporter, WSLS 10 News NBC; September 16, 2019 There’s a new push to allow faster train…

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Historic New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority capital plan includes nearly $5 Billion for Metro-North projects, including Penn Station Access

By Thomas C. Zambito, Rockland/Westchester Journal News; September 16, 2019 The largest-ever capital plan in Metropolitan Transportation Authority history includes…

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Connecticut Department of Transportation planning new rail cars on Metro-North branch lines

By Jim Shay, Connecticut Post; September 16, 2019 The state Department of Transportation is planning to replace rail cars on…

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Texas Central Partners inks construction deal for high-speed rail

By Staff Reports, The Madisonville Meteor; September 16, 2019 Texas Central Partners, the company hoping to build a high-speed rail…

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Jury awards $17 million to 3 plaintiffs in deadly Amtrak Cascades Service Washington State derailment

By Associated Press staff and Seattle Times Staff; September 13, 2019 TACOMA — Three people who sued Amtrak over the deadly…

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Amtrak rolling out new food options in effort to counter ‘dumbed-down’ image

By Dan Freedman, The Albany Times-Union; September 14, 2019 WASHINGTON — Rail enthusiasts of a certain age may remember the…

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Amtrak reveals details about nonstop New York-Washington, D.C. service, new sleeping train amenities

By David Oliver, USA TODAY; September 13, 2019 WASHINGTON — A series of changes are on track to debut soon…

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No fare hikes as Chicago Metra relishes capital infusion

By Marni Pyke, Chicago Daily Herald, Chicago Sun-Times; September 11, 2019 After years of gloomy budget forecasts, Metra riders Wednesday…

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Florida extends Virgin Trains’ deadline for Orlando-to-Tampa right-of-way negotiations

By Veronica Brezina-Smith and Ryan Lynch, Orlando Business Journal; September 11, 2019 The state is allowing more time for Virgin…

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Wisconsin: Report finds funding strategy for Milwaukee’s streetcar unusual compared to other cities

By Victor Jacobo, WDJT CBS 58; September 12, 2019 MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) — A new report out Thursday takes…

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Historic Camden Station in Baltimore, Maryland reopens following $7 million renovation

By Colin Campbell, Baltimore Sun; September 12, 2019 The historic Camden Station outside Oriole Park in Baltimore reopened Thursday following…

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Why a Train Station Addition Has Parisians Outraged

By Feargus O’Sullivan, CityLab; September 9, 2019 “Absurd.” An “urban mistake.” And a “grave offense to transit users.” French architects…

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Ontario: Province commits to 36 more bi-level commuter cars

By Leith Dunick, TBNewsWatch.com; September 10, 2019 THUNDER BAY – The Ontario government has committed to buying 36 more bi-level…

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OP-ED: Cape Breton, Nova Scotia’s rail line in danger of being dismantled

By Ted Bartlett, Cape Breton Post; September 10, 2019 Possibility provincial government not planning to renew subsidy beyond current fiscal…

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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority needs more revenue, not service cuts

By Andrew Albert and Lisa Daglian, Crain’s New York Business; September 10, 2019 Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Patrick Foye raised…

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New York: Long Island Rail Road plans to roll out first M9 train Wednesday in Huntington

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; September 10, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road’s first new train cars in nearly two…

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Amtrak Updates Mobile App to Improve the Booking Experience

A press release from Amtrak; September 10, 2019: WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Amtrak is updating its app to make…

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Coalition Calls for East-West Passenger Rail Service in Virginia

By David Seidel, WVTF Radio IQ; September 10, 2019 A coalition of economic, environmental and transportation groups are calling for…

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Virginia won’t let anything derail its growing Amtrak service

By Wyatt Gordon, Virginia Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; September 10, 2019 This month marks a decade since Virginia debuted its…

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Virginia Receives Green Light From Federal Railroad Administration to Advance the DC2RVA Rail Project

A press release from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; September 10, 2019: Richmond – The Federal Railroad…

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Cars, Not Trains or Planes Dominate Northeast Corridor Travel

By Wendell Cox, New Geography; September 9, 2019 For years, Amtrak has been publicizing its large market share compared with…

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‘Did It Work?’: Bringing Amtrak Train Service From Rutland To Burlington, Vermont

By Henry Epp, Vermont Public Radio; September 8, 2019 It started with a senator’s vision for passenger rail. Now $100…

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Florida’s Brightline passenger rail expands on success

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; September 9, 2019 Work with what is there. That usually is the calling following…

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UK: Oops, wrong cleaner damages Caledonian Sleeper’s on-board toilets

By Alastair Dalton, Edinburgh Evening News; September 9, 2019 Water pipes on the Caledonian Sleeper’s £150 million fleet were seriously…

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Opinion – Amtrak state of mind: What if America took its train system seriously?

By Katie Wilson, Crosscut; September 6, 2019 I don’t often get out of Seattle, but this summer I rode the…

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