Rail Unions to Congress: Safety is Not Negotiable

From Staff, AJOT.com; June 19, 2019 More than 150 years after the completion of the transcontinental railroad, rail remains a…

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Call to Study New Transit Line Linking New York City’s Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn

By Jeanmarie Evelly, citylimits.org; June 19, 2019 A more than 20-year-old proposal to construct an above-ground rail line connecting Brooklyn,…

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Train control safety rule stalls Tri-Rail to MiamiCentral Station

By Catherine Lackner, Miami Today; June 18, 2019 Another roadblock has temporarily stalled Tri-Rail trains from steaming into Miami Central…

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Nova Scotia: Halifax council kills commuter rail proposal

By Zane Woodford, The Toronto Star; June 18, 2019 HALIFAX—One councillor’s commuter rail dream has been stopped dead in its…

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TRAIN TICKET TO HEAVEN: Banff to Vancouver on the Rocky Mountaineer

By Ken Winlaw, Canada.com; June 17, 2019 I have grown up with trains. A childhood spent in small Ontario towns…

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Montana Rail Link budgets record capex

By Jeff Stagl, Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 2019 Capital spending for Montana Rail Link (MRL) is up in 2019…

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Connecticut’s Hartford rail line exceeds first-year passenger goal

By Joe Cooper, Hartford Business; June 17, 2019 State officials on Monday said the 62-mile CTrail Hartford Line outperformed its…

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Capitol Corridor increases train speeds in California

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 18, 2019 A new Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) timetable took effect yesterday, reducing…

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Wisconsin: La Crosse County Board supports expansion of Amtrak services

By Brittany Lake, Daybreak Anchor, WXOW ABC 19; June 17, 2019 LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – A potential solution to the…

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Virgin Trains in Central Florida will leave highway traffic in the ‘dust’

By Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel; June 17, 2019 When Virgin trains begin service from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach…

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India: Railway officials asked to travel in all classes including general, take passenger feedback

By The Press Trust of India, Business Standard; June 18, 2019 Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi Tuesday asked…

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Amtrak Bullying Now Targets SEPTA

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; June 18, 2019 WATCHING WASHINGTON, JUNE 2019 – Here…

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Russia: Moscow – St. Petersburg luxury train to change ownership

From TASS, Russian News Agency; June 18, 2019 MOSCOW, June 18. /TASS/. TransClassService (TCS), a Russian private operator of passenger…

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Real Estate Insider: Michigan Department Of Transportation gearing up for Amtrak property RFP in Detroit

By Kirk Pinho, Crain’s Detroit Business; June 18, 2019 The Michigan Department of Transportation is nearing a request for proposals…

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Mother grizzly bear killed by train, then her 2 cubs struck and killed by another train, Montana officials say

By Travis Fedschun, Fox News; June 18, 2019 Unfortunately, it was not a fairy tale ending for these three bears.…

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Florida: Virgin Trains gives updates on both its planned routes in Orlando

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; June 14, 2019 Miami-based Virgin Trains USA presented additional info to the…

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Bombardier Announces Expansion of Its U.S. Footprint in California

A press release from Bombardier; June 14, 2019: – New rail car assembly site in the Bay Area will be…

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California: Why shouldn’t we give up on high-speed rail? Because it can transform Valley and state

By The Editorial Board, The Fresno Bee; June 13, 2019 In today’s heated political climate, it is easy to lose…

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New York Penn Station’s upgrade continues with entrance transformation

By Joan Gralla, Newsday; June 16, 2019 The transformation of Penn Station advances Monday when, officials said, work starts on…

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India: Western Railway withdraws proposal for head, foot massages on trains after criticism

By Sagar Choukse, TNN, The Times of India; June 15, 2019 INDORE: No, you won’t get a ‘champi’ on any…

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Trains in Hawaii? Hop aboard for short trips on scenic routes

By Jay Jones, Los Angeles Times; June 14, 2019 Trains that once took freight and passengers around some of Hawaii’s…

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Colorado backers believe this Front Range passenger rail plan is the real deal

By Miles Blumhardt, Fort Collins Coloradoan; June 13, 2019 If you’ve read the headline and have lived in Colorado for…

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New Jersey Transit train delays hit a record after Governor Murphy’s pledge to fix them

By Bloomberg News, Crain’s New York Business; June 13, 2019 New Jersey Transit commuter trains have hit their worst on-time…

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New Jersey: It won’t be a summer of hell, commuters. It’ll just be annoying. And it starts Monday.

By Larry Higgs, NJ.com; June 15, 2019 We won’t call it the “Summer of Hell.” That was supposed to happen…

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Feds want to figure out why your Metra ride in Chicago keeps getting delayed

By Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business; June 13, 2019 Federal regulators for the first time would get involved in a…

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