European Commission proposes changes to rail passenger rights

Written by Keith Barrow, International Railway Journal; September 28, 2017 THE European Commission (EC) published a proposal on September 27…

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Virginia: Amtrak to the New River Valley? State gives $350,000 for feasibility study

By Dominick Mastrangelo, The Roanoke Times; September 20, 2017 RADFORD — Thanks to a shot of financial stimulation from the…

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Bombardier, Siemens rail merger de-railed by control issues: sources

By Arno Schuetze and Allison Lampert, Reuters, September 28, 2017 FRANKFURT/MONTREAL (Reuters) – Canada’s Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO) missed out on…

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FRA Releases Georgia-Tennessee High-Speed Rail Record of Decision

Friday, September 29, 2017 FRA Public Affairsfrapa@dot.gov FRA Releases Georgia-Tennessee High-Speed Rail Record of Decision High-Speed Rail System Will Connect Atlanta…

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USDOT to streamline environmental reviews for multimodal projects

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 28, 2017 The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has proposed regulatory change that would streamline…

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New York State: Adirondack trail derailed

By GREG MASON, Utica Observer-Dispatch; September 27, 2017 A state Supreme Court judge released a written decision Wednesday in the…

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Tourism, trade could grow with Western North Carolina railroad renaissance

Written by Cory Vaillancourt, Smoky Mountain News; September 27, 2017 Long before the Oct. 3, 1880, arrival of the first…

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BNSF, UP expanding, upgrading in northern Idaho

Written by Bruce E. Kelly, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; September 26, 2017 Track projects this summer in northern Idaho…

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Canada’s Bombardier eyes options after blows to rail, aero units

By Allison Lampert, Reuters, September 27, 2017 MONTREAL (Reuters) – Canadian plane and train manufacturer Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO) took big…

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Minnesota: Will plans for second Minneapolis/St. Paul-to-Chicago train keep chugging?

By Heather J. Carlson, Post Bulletin, September 25, 2017 WINONA — When deciding the best way to get home to…

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The idea of private passenger rail in New Hampshire is very unusual, but not impossible

By David Brooks, Staff, Concord Monitor; September 26, 2017 It might seem crazy that a private company says it wants…

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Energy entrepreneur hopes to bring commuter rail to Vermont

By Wilson Ring, Associated Press, ABC News; September 24, 2017 An energy entrepreneur wants to set up a commuter rail…

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Landlord shuts Iowa Pacific railroad out of building over unpaid rent

By Don Lehman, The Post Star; September 18, 2017 JOHNSBURG — The owner of a storage building next to the…

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All Aboard Florida: BrightRed under way to Florida

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; September 27, 2017 BrightRed, the fifth and final higher-speed trainset for…

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Who is killing Canada’s passenger trains?

By Greg Gormick, wawa-news.com; September 27, 2017 Who is killing Canada’s passenger trains? It can’t be our prime minister. Since…

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Federal Railroad Administration Advances $5 Billion Rail Infrastructure Project

By Paul R. Hitchcock, Holland & Knight LLP, Lexology; September 26, 2017 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has moved an…

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Amtrak Chicago Union Station Great Hall work under way

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; September 26, 2017 Amtrak’s $22 million project to restore and improve…

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Alstom, Siemens to merge rail businesses to counter China’s CRRC

By Alexander Hübner and Cyril Altmeyer, Reuters, September 26, 2017 MUNICH/PARIS (Reuters) – German industrial group Siemens AG and French…

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Alstom, Siemens Forget High-Speed-Rail Feud Amid Asian Onslaught

By Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg, September 27, 2017 Alstom SA’s merger with the train-making arm of Siemens AG will mark the end…

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Siemens CEO says picked Alstom for financial strength, CEO

From Staff, Reuters; September 27, 2017 FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German industrial group Siemens chose France’s Alstom over Canada’s Bombardier for…

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Arizona: Grand Canyon Railway to discontinue Amtrak shuttle service

By Wendy Howell, Williams News; September 26, 2017 WILLIAMS, Ariz. — After many years of providing the only shuttle from…

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New Jersey: Gateway Official Says There’s ‘No Plan B’ if Federal Funding Falls Through

By John Reitmeyer, New Jersey Spotlight; September 26, 2017 Building the proposed Gateway rail tunnel is more urgent than many…

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‘Gold standard’ no more, New Jersey Transit’s train operations display board is going dark

By Curtis Tate, Staff Writer, North Jersey.com; September 26, 2017 NJ Transit’s train display board at its rail operations center in Kearny…

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