Passenger railroads try new social media tools to connect with riders

By Daniel Niepow, Associate Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; November 2017 In May, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) signed off on…

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New York Police Department orders more transit cops to patrol subways alone, leaving some worried for their safety

By Thomas Tracy, Dan Rivoli, and Graham Rayman, New York Daily News; November 9, 2017 The NYPD has ordered more…

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Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation recommends 3-2-3 rail option through Ashland for planned D.C.-to-Richmond service

By MICHAEL O’CONNOR, Richmond Times-Dispatch; November 9, 2017 State officials announced its recommendation for how a federal rail project could…

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Senate panel confirms slew of Trump transportation nominees

By Melanie Zanona, The Hill, November 8, 2017 A Senate panel on Wednesday confirmed a slew of President Trump’s picks…

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Michigan: Amtrak adds trains for Thanksgiving, ridership rebounds after construction

A press release from the Michigan Department of Transportation: November 8, 2017 — In anticipation of the busiest travel week of…

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The Ultimate Canadian Adventure

By Chelsea Davis, Travel Pulse; November 6, 2017 Countless superlatives could describe my experience journeying across Canada onboard VIA Rail’s…

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New York City: The birth, life, and death of old Penn Station

By Robert Khederian, Curbed New York; November 7, 2017 When Pennsylvania Station first opened in 1910, it was a far…

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Miami: Relief for Metrorail passengers not coming until 2018, despite larger budget

By Douglas Hanks, Miami Herald; November 6, 2017 The last-minute budget reprieve Metrorail won from Miami-Dade County in September hasn’t…

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Maryland: a transportation innovator?

By Scott Shaffer, The Baltimore Sun; November 8, 2017 Maryland is not known as a mass transportation innovator. Despite having…

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Extra Amtrak Railcars Onboard for Thanksgiving Travel for California’s Pacific Surfliners

A press release from Amtrak: Reservations required for Pacific Surfliner service between San Diego and San Luis Obispo; Additional capacity…

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