Michigan Central and the rebirth of Detroit

By Jonathan Marcus, BBC News; July 10, 2019 Rick Novasky has never forgotten the day back in the 1980s when…

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Commentary: The future of railway-hauled scrap metals

By Jim Blaze, Freight Waves; July 8, 2019 The future of railway-hauled scrap metals is profitable but slowly declining. Scrap…

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California: Merced to Bay Area high-speed rail preferred alternatives released

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; July 8, 2019 The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) released the State’s Preferred Alternatives…

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Supply shipments resume for Churchill, Manitoba after railway washout

By Dylan Robertson, Winnipeg Free Press; July 10, 2019 OTTAWA — Winnipeg’s surface link to Nunavut is back in service, with…

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Opinion: Safety first? Or privacy first?

By David Schanoes, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; July 9, 2019 I have this friend, a railroad professional. I know I would…

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Rising fuel costs drive railroads to hone idle reduction and energy management practices

By Vesna Brajkovic, Associate Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 2019 With fuel expenses for all Class I railroads steadily increasing…

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Judge clears path for $1Billion railroad bridge plan in Connecticut

By The Associated Press, The Darien Times; July 9, 2019 NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has cleared…

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Union Pacific’s new reservation system set to kick in with fines

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; July 8, 2019 You have 24 hours. That’s it. With precision scheduled railroading now…

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Canada: Less rail freight, more passengers for Ontario Northland

From Nugget Staff, The Cold Lake Sun; July 10, 2019 Ontario Northland saw a slight dip in rail freight but…

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Uber gave its Denver-area users easy access to transit info and tickets, and now more are using RTD trains

By Jon Murray, The Denver Post; July 9, 2019 The idea behind Uber’s experiment was simple: Add real-time RTD bus…

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South Florida: Next stop, Hollywood? Virgin Trains plans new stations between Miami and West Palm

By Rob Wile, Miami Herald; July 10, 2019 A bit more time may be soon be added on to your…

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Australia: Metro condemns passenger who slid naked through Melbourne train

By Staff, 9News; July 10, 2019 A passenger has been filmed sliding naked down the centre of a Melbourne train.…

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Summer Travel Season Underway, Passenger Rail Ridership in Virginia Soars

A press release from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; July 10, 2019: ~ More affordable tickets, improved…

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West Virginia: Organizers say efforts underway to run New River Train this fall

By PHIL KABLER, HD Media, The Herald-Dispatch; July 9, 2019 CHARLESTON — Despite innumerable delays, organizers of a fall excursion train…

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New Orleans: Large section of St. Charles streetcar line to close for repairs

From Uptown Messenger; July 8, 2019 Nearly half of the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line will shut down for repairs…

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Oklahoma Department Of Transportation appoints two employees to leadership positions

By Chris Galford, Transportation Today; July 8, 2019 Two long-time Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) employees have been appointed to…

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Bombardier to lay off hundreds of workers at Thunder Bay, Ontario, plant

From CBC News; July 9, 2019 Bombardier plans to cut several hundred jobs at its Thunder Bay, Ont., facility, according…

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Indian government to launch private train service with Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express: report

From domain-b.com; July 9, 2019 Indian Railways is expected to start its experiment with privately-run passenger trains with the Delhi-Lucknow…

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VIA Rail Canada: Busiest Canada Day weekend of the last 10 years

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; July 9, 2019: HIGHLIGHTSThursday June 27, 2019 – Wednesday July 3, 2019 VIA…

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San Francisco: Turning Muni’s subway system around

By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, San Francisco Examiner; July 7, 2019 For the more than 140,000 people who ride the Muni…

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Some Connecticut communities along the Hartford Line can’t wait for the train to stop in their town

By Slade Rand, Hartford Courant; July 05, 2019 While the Department of Transportation waits for the state to fund construction…

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Michigan/Ontario: Railcars removed, remediation from acid spill continues after Port Huron-Sarnia derailment

By Annalise Frank, Crain’s Detroit Business; July 8, 2019 The roughly 40 railcars blocking an international tunnel joining Port Huron…

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British Columbia Track to the Future: Advocates Want to Bring Passenger Rail Back to the Fraser Valley

By Christopher Cheung, The Tyee; July 5, 2019 A century ago, interurban rail service helped Fraser Valley communities develop — and…

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North Carolina Railroad sued over documents on killed transit project

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; July 2, 2019 The Southern Environmental Law Center is taking the N.C. Railroad to…

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India: In A First Of Its Kind Initiative, An All-Woman Team Is Maintaining Railway Safety In Kerala

By Shreya Chauhan, India Times; July 7, 2019 There are still some professions that are considered more suitable for men…

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