Chicago Metra spending $15.5 million on security cameras in passenger cars

By Marni Pyke, Chicago Daily Herald; November 8, 2019 Metra plans to deploy an army of security cameras on all…

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New York City’s Grand Central Train Shed Project May Take 20 Years, Report Says

By Brendan Krisel, Staff, Patch; November 11, 2019 MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, NY — The Metropolitan Transit Authority is getting ready to…

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Connecticut governor to invest $6.2 billion in rail

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; November 8, 2019 Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont yesterday published his 10-year vision for investing $21 billion…

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Commemorative locomotives transported undercover into Canada for big reveal

By Helen Pike, CBC News; November 11, 2019 Five locomotives transported across the U.S. border into Canada, wrapped and hidden,…

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Union Pacific 4141 Locomotive To Be Permanently Displayed At Bush Library

By Caitlin Clark, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications, Texas A&M Today; November 9, 2019 The funeral train…

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Amtrak Wants To Compete With Planes And Roads

By Aaron Short, Streetsblog USA; November 11, 2019 Amtrak could become profitable as soon as next year as it beefs…

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Amtrak had another record ridership year as it works toward its first-ever profit

By Graham Rapier, Business Insider; November 8, 2019 Amtrak saw record ridership and revenue in 2019, the railroad said Friday,…

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Transportation Security Administration Administrator: No need for airport-like security for rail travel

From Stock Daily Dish; November 9, 2019 Airport-like security screenings are not necessary for Amtrak or other rail travel, the…

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Amtrak Northeast Corridor HHP-8 Locomotives “Cannibalization” Generates Lawsuit

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; November 11, 2019 Philip Morris Capital Corp. and HNB Investment Corp. have…

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Amtrak plans to expand new nonstop Acela service from New York

By Edward Russell, The Points Guy; November 9, 2019 Amtrak has plans to expand the nonstop Acela service it launched…

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Why Illinois is running an extra helping of Amtrak Thanksgiving trains this year, but Michigan isn’t

By Igor Studenkov, Streetsblog Chicago; November 11, 2019 Thanksgiving week is usually Amtrak’s busiest in terms of ridership, so the…

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Congress to examine controversial Amtrak policy

By Frank Gerace, WDEL; November 10, 2019 Congress has scheduled a hearing on a policy change implemented by Amtrak that…

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Amtrak’s new ticket rules won’t let passengers sue in a crash

By Sam Mintz, Politico; November 8, 2019 Passengers and their survivors won a $265 million court settlement with Amtrak after…

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Ontario: Time to move on regional transportation plan, experts say

By Trevor Terfloth, The London Free Press; November 8, 2019 As advocates await the province’s promised new Southwestern Ontario transportation…

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British Columbia: Could the next West Coast Express stop be in Burnaby?

By Jennifer Saltman, Vancouver Sun; November 7, 2019 Burnaby’s mayor is looking into whether it is feasible to add a…

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Carbondale, Illinois finally gets grant to transform Amtrak station into downtown transit hub

By ISAAC SMITH, Reporter, The Southern; November 6, 2019 CARBONDALE — After years in the making, it was announced Wednesday…

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Washington Union Station badly needs updates. Here’s why fixing it is so complicated.

By George Kevin Jordan, Editor and Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; November 7, 2019 Union Station in DC is a key…

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Commentary: Taking ‘forever’ to assess safety impacts of liquified natural gas by rail?

By Jim Blaze, Freight Waves; November, 5, 2019 Safety is important.  Yet, we can do safety research and development a…

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Montana: Groups Plan To Sue Railroad Over Bear Deaths Near Glacier National Park

By Staff, National Parks Traveler; November 6, 2019 BNSF Railway Company is the target of a forthcoming lawsuit accusing the…

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San Francisco: ‘It made my day’: Mini horse riding BART trains delights passengers

By Nico Savidge, Bay Area News Group, The Mercury News; November 5, 2019 A little horse was a big deal…

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Miss Manners: Train commuter unsure of etiquette

From The Ledger; November 5, 2019 DEAR MISS MANNERS: The train I take to commute to work is composed of…

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U.S. Department Of Transportation announces availability of $24 million to restore, enhance intercity passenger rail

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; November 6, 2019 The U.S. DOT’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced on Nov. 6…

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Commentary: The good and bad of precision scheduled railroading

By Ben Thrower, Contributor, Freight Waves; November 1, 2019 The railroads have been riding a bumpy track for the past…

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Illinois: Project to connect Chicago to Quad Cities receives federal funding extension

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; November 4, 2019 A project to connect Chicago to the Quad Cities via an…

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Precision Scheduled Railroading: How Conrail Showed the Way

By Jim Blaze, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 30, 2019 Before CN or CSX rolled out Precision Scheduled Railroading…

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