New Jersey Transit to offer weekend service at Avenel for first time in 34 years

By Staff, NJBIZ; September 6, 2019 New Jersey Transit is expanding weekday service by more than 40 percent and adding…

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Rail agency blames Station Square derailment on broken rail, inspector oversights

By Bob Bauder, Staff Writer, Tribune-Review; September 6, 2019 An inspector for a Kansas-based company committed “serious oversights” in Pittsburgh…

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Every Stranger Has a Story in ‘The Coast Starlight’

By Dan Letchworth, San Diego Magazine; September 6, 2019 For Americans, there’s an intrinsic romance to train travel. Trains are…

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Remembering Shep, the ‘forever faithful’ dog of Fort Benton, Montana

By John Riley, MTN News, KRTV 3; September 6, 2019 FORT BENTON — On the banks of the Missouri River…

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Editorial: Roanoke, Virginia shouldn’t be sentimental about Norfolk Southern; it’s not sentimental about us

By The Editorial Board, The Roanoke Times; September 6, 2019 Norfolk Southern has furloughed 130 employees in Roanoke and one…

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Federal Railroad Administration releases draft environmental documents for Long Bridge project in Virginia

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 6, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the District of Columbia Department of Transportation…

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Opinion: Gulf Coast Passenger Rail project could hurt Port of Mobile, Alabama economic development

By Sean Ross, Yellowhammer; September 6, 2019 MONTGOMERY — A passenger rail service from Mobile to New Orleans sounds nice,…

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Ontario: Train collision holds up Ottawa-bound passengers

From CBC News; September 6, 2019 Passengers aboard an Ottawa-bound Via Rail train were delayed more than three hours Thursday night after their…

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VIA Rail Canada: Highest ridership results in ten years for labour day long weekend

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; September 6, 2019: HIGHLIGHTSThursday, August 29 to Tuesday, September 3, 2019 VIA Rail…

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Texas high speed bullet train takes major leap forward

From KTRK ABC 13 Eyewitness News; September 5, 2019 FORT WORTH, Texas (KTRK) — Plans for the high speed rail…

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Fast track concept from Danbury, Connecticut to Grand Central Terminal in New York City awarded $1 million feasibility study

By Rob Ryser, newstimes.com; September 5, 2019 DANBURY – An idea to reopen an overgrown commuter rail line to Southeast,…

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Further Investment In Public Transit Can Meet Growing Needs Of Late-Shift Workers

A press release from American Public Transportation Association/APTA; September 4, 2019: WASHINGTON (September 4, 2019) – The “Supporting Late-Shift Workers:…

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Boston: T urged to experiment with income-based commuter rail fares

By Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth Magazine; September 4, 2019 THE MBTA SHOULD EXPERIMENT with income-based fares and cut charges for reverse-commuting…

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Central Florida: End of the line? Volusia County’s move to drop DeLand SunRail surprises some

By Anthony DeFeo, Al Everson, The West Volusia Beacon; September 4, 2019 The fact that Volusia County is ready to…

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Amtrak Set to Complete Summer Infrastructure Renewal Program at New York Penn Station On Schedule, Within Budget and Safely

A press release from Amtrak; August 30, 2019: Scheduled operations resume as of Tuesday, Sept.3 NEW YORK – Amtrak engineering…

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Former Richardson director to lead Buffalo Central Terminal effort

By Mark Sommer, The Buffalo News; September 4, 2019 The person who helped guide the comeback of the Richardson Olmsted…

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New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal: Major renovations planned for the city’s train and bus terminal

By Sabrina Wilson, Fox 8 WVUE; September 4, 2019 NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) – Union Passenger Terminal is part of…

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Community optimistic Northstar rail could finally come to St. Cloud, Minnesota

By Rob Olson, FOX 9 KMSP; September 4, 2019 ST. CLOUD, Minn. (FOX 9) – It derailed nearly a decade…

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Southern California: Old rail tracks in Redlands will soon be gone, and no, you can’t have the ties

By Jennifer Iyer and Jessica Keating, Redlands Daily Facts, The Press-Enterprise; August 30, 2019 Crews are wrapping up work to…

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California: Forty trains a day through Altamont at up to 125 mph? It could happen, weary drivers

By John Holland, The Modesto Bee; September 1, 2019 Passenger rail service could increase 10-fold over Altamont Pass – enticing…

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Another summer of record growth for Dutch cross-border passenger traffic

By Quintus Vosman, International Railway Journal; August 29, 2019 FOR the third successive summer, international train services between the Netherlands…

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Opinion: An investment that could yield huge dividends in Oklahoma

By Arnold Hamilton, Guest Columnist, The Journal Record; August 29, 2019 When it comes to passenger rail connecting Oklahoma’s two…

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125 years ago Union Station turned St. Louis into a national crossroads

By Tim O’Neil, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; September 1, 2019 ST. LOUIS • On Sept. 1, 1894, newspapers carried detailed instructions…

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Opinion: Trains and rail make more sense than cars and roads

By Chris Tomlinson, Houston Chronicle; September 2, 2019 International travel always makes me think about the choices we’ve made in…

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