Safety took a back seat at Amtrak, feds say. Then workers died

By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer, Philly.com; November 14, 2017 WASHINGTON — Federal investigators found one safety violation, then another, and…

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Amtrak Continues Next Phase of New York Penn Station Infrastructure Renewal Work

A press release from Amtrak; November 13, 2017 NEW YORK – Amtrak is announcing a series of track renewal projects…

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Amtrak updates Northeast Corridor train seating, with some improvements in time for holidays

By Bart Jansen, USA TODAY; November 13, 2017 WASHINGTON — Amtrak officials say renovations to Northeast Regional trains will delight…

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Trump administration finalizes opioid testing rule for transportation workers

By Melanie Zanona, The Hill; November 13, 2017 The Trump administration has finalized a rule requiring opioid testing for certain…

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Indiana: Transit advisers greet opportunities, challenges

By Andrew Steele, nwi.com; November 13, 2017 MERRILLVILLE — Monday’s inaugural meeting of a steering committee that will “provide information and…

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Last leg of Beijing-London link: Gebze-Halkalı railway in Turkey to start operating in December 2018

From DAILY SABAH WITH WIRES; November 13, 2017 Turkey’s Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan has said that…

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Draft Supplemental document released for Fresno-Bakersfield section of California HSR project as state seeks to take over environmental reviews

Written by Mischa Wanek-Libman, Editor, RT&S Magazine; November 10, 2017 The state of California is looking to assume federal environmental…

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Australia: Internal documents show makeover of Sydney’s Central Station to top $3 billion

By Matt O’Sullivan, The Sydney Morning Herald; November 12, 2017 The cost of transforming Sydney’s Central Station into a gateway…

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Luxury trains zip along Japan’s everyday commute routes

By KYOHEI SUGA, Nikkei staff writer, Nikkei Asian Review; November 11, 2017 TOKYO — Short trips on luxury trains have…

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