Illinois to discuss new ways to expand Amtrak Hiawatha service after IDOT letter reinforces suburban concerns

By Daniel I. Dorfman, Chicago Tribune; May 20, 2019 Leaders in Lake Forest and Glenview are praising a recent announcement…

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Boston Surface Railroad Company looks to raise capital ahead of 2020 opening

By LAUREN CLEM, Staff Writer, The Valley Breeze; May 15, 2019 WOONSOCKET – Plans for an intercity passenger rail between…

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Man convicted of stealing Hammond, Indiana railroad bridge seeks new trial

By Craig Lyons, Chicago Tribune; May 20, 2019 A Whiting man convicted of stealing a decommissioned Hammond railroad bridge is…

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Railroad’s shift to PSR model puts storage, railcar onus on shippers

By Michael Angell, Bulk and Intermodal Editor, Freight Waves; May 20, 2019 For years, shippers have tapped spare capacity of…

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Ontario: Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains launches third letter writing campaign

By Elaine Della-Mattia, The Sault Star; May 15, 2019 The Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains has embarked upon a third…

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Japan Begins Testing Electric, 249-MPH Bullet Train Named ‘ALFA-X’

By James Gilboy, The Drive; May 15, 2019 The East Japan Railway Company (EJRC) is testing a new high-speed “shinkansen,”…

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South Florida: VirginTrains USA owner sells MiamiCentral office buildings for $159 million

By Keith Larsen, The Real Deal; May 15, 2019 The parent company of VirginTrains USA, Florida East Coast Industries, sold…

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Texas: TEXRail in Grapevine provides a path to transit across the region

By Miranda Jaimes, Community Impact Newspaper; May 15, 2019 About 200,000 have taken advantage of TEXRail in its first four…

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Texas: DART Begins the Search for its First Chief Innovation Officer

By Lance Murray, Dallas Innovates; May 15, 2019 Dallas Area Rapid Transit is looking for a chief innovation officer, a…

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California rail authority awards contract to rebuild rail cars for Metrolink

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; May 15, 2019 The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) has awarded a $138.9 million contract…

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California: Amtrak’s San Joaquin Service Through Valley Expanding

By Jody Murray, GV Wire; May 15, 2019 Amtrak is beefing up its train schedule through the San Joaquin Valley,…

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Beyond the average race story – Planes, Trains and a Bus: We Raced From New York City to Washington, D.C. to Find Which Was Fastest

By Zach Griff, The Points Guy; May 14, 2019 Everyone has their preferred method of transit for the ~220 mile…

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Passenger train in India derails after hitting buffalo

From TNN, The Times of India; May 14, 2019 Vijayawada: Vijayawada-Machilipatnam DEMU (Train number 7721 .. Click here to read the…

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Illinois: Geneva railroad expansion to start in 2020

By Susan Sarkauskas, Chicago Daily Herald; May 14, 2019 The construction of a third set of railroad tracks on the…

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Amtrak and New Jersey TRANSIT Continue Partnership with $31 Million Northeast Corridor Infrastructure Investment

A press release from Amtrak; May 14, 2019: NEW YORK – Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT today announced a joint $31…

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Railbookers Launches Around the World by Rail Vacation

A press release from Railbookers, Travel Pulse; May 14, 2019: Railbookers just launched its extraordinary Around the World by Rail…

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Freight rail can be a model for the infrastructure of the future | Opinion

By Brad Drake, Tallahassee Democrat; May 8, 2019 States across the nation are grappling with how to keep up with…

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Amtrak’s next-generation Acela cars taking shape

By Ted Mann, The Wall Street Journal, Market Watch; May 12, 2019 HORNELL, N.Y. — The future of American high-speed…

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Amtrak and the U.S. freight railroads – what’s the essential business model difference?

By Jim Blaze, Freight Waves; May 11, 2019 The physical similarity between Amtrak and freight railroads in the United States…

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No North Shore Holding Tracks In Amtrak Hiawatha Expansion: Illinois Department Of Transportation

By Jonah Meadows, Staff, Patch; May 10, 2019 SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Department of Transportation announced last week it…

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Editorial Opinion: End of the line for New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority overtime abuse? Don’t count on it

By The Editors, Crain’s New York Business; May 13, 2019 Stop the presses: Transit workers are exploiting the system to…

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New York Governor Cuomo says massive overtime at Long Island Rail Road ‘physically impossible’

By Bernadette Hogan, Rich Calder and Ruth Brown, New York Post; May 10, 2019 He’s finally on board. Gov. Cuomo…

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Long Island Rail Road employees refusing to work overtime after MTA crackdown

By Ruth Brown and Nolan Hicks, New York Post; May 10, 2019 Hundreds of Long Island Rail Road workers are…

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UK: Caledonian Sleeper fined £177k for failing quality standards

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; May 11, 2019 Caledonian Sleeper has been fined £177,000 for failing tough quality standards in…

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Paris Eurostar terminal evacuated after passenger found with wartime bombshell

By Simon Calder, Travel Correspondent, The Independent; May 13, 2019 The Paris terminus of Eurostar was evacuated when a London-bound…

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