Virginia: Forty Years In Coming: Amtrak Arrives in Roanoke on October 31st

By Gene Marrano, TheRoanokeStar.com; October 3, 2017 After an absence of almost 40 years passenger train service returns to downtown…

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North Carolina: NCDOT helping out on Amtrak Weldon station plan

By Khai Hoang, The Daily Herald; October 3, 2017 HALIFAX — Although Cathy Scott was going to originally ask the…

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South Florida: Brightline hires Miami Dolphins marketer ahead of launch

By Jennifer Sorentrue, Staff Writer, Palm Beach Post; October 3, 2017 As it prepares to launch the first leg of…

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Felon behind theft of 100 guns from cargo train given 10 years in prison

By Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune; October 3, 2017 Growing up on Chicago’s South Side, prolific train burglar Andrew Shelton understood…

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Wisconsin: Fast engines coming to Hiawatha line hit with speed limit

By Steve Chamraz, WTMJ-TV Milwaukee NBC 4; October 3, 2017 MILWAUKEE – High-speed locomotives set to debut on the Amtrak…

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Chicago Union Station renovation will brighten its Great Hall

By Matthew Messner, The Architects Newspaper; October 2, 2017 In a city of spectacular interior spaces, perhaps the most iconic…

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Philadelphia: Amtrak postpones search for 30th Street developer amid Amazon HQ pursuit

By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer, Daily News; October 2, 2017 Amtrak has postponed its search for a developer to remake…

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New Mexico Editorial: Rail Runner chugging through millions in taxes

By The Editorial Board, Albuquerque Journal; Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 In the not-too-distant future, New Mexicans will have to decide…

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GUEST VIEW: Many possibilities for New York Adirondack rail line

By WILLIAM OSBORNE, Utica Observer-Dispatch; October 3, 2017 Now that a judge has denied the state’s attempt to neuter the…

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Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority: Momentum, Support Build for South Shore Rail Expansion

By Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority, Valpolife.com; October 2, 2017 Backed by strong economic growth projections provided by the Northwest…

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Iowa Pacific in the UK: Popular Weardale Railway festive train ride The Polar Express replaced as company settles $3m legal dispute over royalties

By Katie MacFarlane, Reporter, The Northern Echo; October 3, 2017 A HERITAGE railway which became embroiled in a $3m legal…

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Commentary: Smart rail policy leads to private spending, public benefits

By Mike Miller, My Word Columnist, Orlando Sentinel; October 2, 2017 Anyone paying attention to infrastructure in Florida is likely…

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EU fines Lithuania railway operator over competition breach

By The Associated Press, Tri-City Herald, October 2, 2017 BRUSSELS  –  European Union antitrust regulators have fined Lithuania’s state-owned railways…

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Last Brightline trainset set to arrive in South Florida this week

By Debora Lima, Reporter, South Florida Business Journal, October 3, 2017 Brightline is charging toward the debut of its passenger…

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Germany: Important Rhine Valley rail line reopens

From Deutsche Welle, October 2, 2017 After being closed for over seven weeks due to construction-related damage, a vital European…

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New York: Immunity for Officer Who Arrested ‘Rail Fan’ Divides Circuit

By JOSH RUSSELL, Courthouse News; September 29, 2017 MANHATTAN (CN) – Police officers who handcuffed a teenage train enthusiast they worried…

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Canada: Trial for former Lac-Megantic railway employees set to begin in Sherbrooke, Quebec

By The Canadian Press, Lethbridge Herald; October 2, 2017 SHERBROOKE, Que. – A trial is set to begin today for…

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Jamaica Editorial Opinion: Get the Appleton to Montego Bay rail service up and running, please

An Editorial from the Jamaica Observer; October 2, 2017 This newspaper notes with interest word from chairman of the Jamaica…

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Boston: MBTA keeps mum on train uncoupling

By Matt Stout, Boston Herald, October 2, 2017 The MBTA is refusing to release records that could shed light on…

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Chicago: Retro wrap showcases Metra locomotive history

By Dennis Sullivan, Chicago Tribune, September 29, 2017 South suburban commuters have had the opportunity recently to take a train…

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Amtrak Seeks Funding Help From The Related Cos. For Rail Tunnel Under Hudson Yards

By Matthew Rothstein, Bisnow Philadelphia, September 26, 2017 The Amtrak Gateway project is hundreds of millions of dollars short on funding,…

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UK: Wimbledon station commuters flee train in ‘Bible’ panic

From BBC News; October 2, 2017 Passengers forced open the doors on a busy rush-hour train and climbed on to…

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FTA awards funds to help repair Puerto Rico’s transit system

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 2, 2017 The Federal Transit Administration  (FTA) has awarded $8.4 million in critical grant funding…

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Chicago Transit Authority marks 70th anniversary

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 2, 2017 The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) yesterday marked its 70th anniversary. The agency was…

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California: How the University of Redlands is preparing for passenger rail service

By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts, September 28, 2017 With the Arrow passenger rail service expected to come to Redlands as…

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