U.S.: Amtrak service cuts interrupt North-South connection for Black Americans

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; September 9, 2020 For nearly 50 years, most of Amtrak’s long-distance trains have operated daily.…

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U.S., Indiana: South Shore double-track project, and a faster trip to Chicago, move closer to reality

By Ed Semmler, South Bend Tribune; September 8, 2020 The idea of getting to Chicago faster on the South Shore…

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Canada, Manitoba: Churchill train travel on track

By Sarah Lawrynuik, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Winnipeg Free Press/Thompson Citizen; September 8, 2020 Manitoba’s chief public health officer has…

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U.S.: Colorado is making progress on a Front Range railway. Here’s what it will take to make it happen.

By Jon Murray, The Denver Post; September 6, 2020 The idea sounds enticing: Instead of battling Interstate 25 congestion, travelers…

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U.S.: United States Department of Transportation Releases National Freight Strategic Plan

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; September 4, 2020 The United States Department of Transportation has released a…

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Europe, Switzerland: Newly completed Swiss tunnel to transform European rail travel

From DW.com; September 4, 2020 Switzerland celebrated the completion of the Ceneri Base Tunnel on Friday, marking a major milestone…

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Canada, Ontario: Sault MP wants his own closure on track maintenance subsidies for short-line railroader

By Ian Ross, Northern Ontario Business; September 4, 2020 Someone is going to be hauling steel and forest products between…

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U.S., Northeast: Amtrak Expands Carry-On Bike Program on Northeast Regional and Northeast State-Supported Trains

A press release from Amtrak; September 3, 2020: Customers can bring their bikes for their off-train adventures for only $20…

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U.S.: Class I CEOs respond to FRA-STB’s letter on service issues

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 3, 2020 Several Class I chief executives this week responded to letters they received last…

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Canada, British Columbia: Rocky Mountaineer expecting it to take years to rebuild business battered by pandemic

By Michael Potestio, Kamloops This Week, Vernon Morning Star; September 3, 2020 The president and CEO of the Rocky Mountaineer…

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U.S., Virginia/District of Columbia: Long Bridge Project Reaches Critical Milestone

A press release from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; September 3, 2020: ~ Completion of Environmental Planning…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline breaks ground on Aventura station

By Matthew Arrojas, Reporter, South Florida Business Journal; September 3, 2020 Brightline and Miami-Dade County officials broke ground on the…

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Canada, Ontario: No funding, no rail service

By Northern Ontario Business Staff, SooToday.com; September 2, 2020 Montreal’s Genesee & Wyoming Canada announced that its northeastern Ontario short-line…

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U.S.: Amtrak Will Furlough Over 2,000 Workers Because of the Coronavirus

By Pranshu Verma, The New York Times; September 2, 2020 WASHINGTON — Amtrak, the passenger railroad agency, will furlough over…

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U.S., Florida: CSX releasing property in Tampa, setting stage for future transit project

By Veronica Brezina-Smith, Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal, Jacksonville Business Journal; September 2, 2020 Rail operator CSX plans to abandon…

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U.S., Florida: Businesses Organize To Push Brightline Expansion With 5 New Stops In Miami-Dade

By Deirdra Funcheon, Bisnow South Florida; September 2, 2020 The eastern side of Miami-Dade County has long been starved for…

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U.S., Maryland/D.C./Virginia: Regional partnership launches study of interconnected commuter rail system

From Inside NOVA; September 1, 2020 The Greater Washington Partnership has launched an effort to explore how the region can…

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U.S.: Amtrak ‘indefinitely suspends’ Package Express service beginning October 1st

From Amtrak’s website; September 2, 2020: Effective October 1, 2020, Express shipping service on Amtrak’s regularly scheduled passenger trains will be suspended…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline construction among first in the nation to use innovative box-jacking

A press release via RT&S Magazine; September 1, 2020 When Brightline Trains embarks on jacking a precast concrete box under…

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U.S., California/Nevada: Fortress Eyes Building Two Phases of Las Vegas Rail Concurrently

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg Quint; September 3, 2020 (Bloomberg) — The company backed by Fortress Investment Group’s private-equity funds plans…

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U.S., California: Los Angeles Metro posts progress with four major rail projects

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 1, 2020 The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (LA Metro) board last week advanced…

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U.S.: ‘Not Unlike the Postal Service’: Advocates Want Amtrak to Prioritize Service Over Profit

By Pranshu Verma, The New York Times; September 1, 2020 WASHINGTON — For Amtrak, the coronavirus pandemic has not only…

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