U.S., Kansas, Oklahoma: Passenger rail advocates await BNSF’s study of expansion costs

By Tim Carpenter, The Hutchinson News; January 22, 2020 The challenge of stretching Amtrak passenger service from Oklahoma City to…

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U.S., Vermont: Western Rail Corridor completion expected in 2021

By Gordon Dritschilo, Staff Writer, Rutland Herald; January 17, 2020 The Western Rail Corridor is becoming a reality. Mayor David…

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U.S., Massachusetts: Springfield’s Union Station sees increase in numbers after new commuter line

By Sy Becker, WWLP 22 News; January 22, 2020 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Amtrak’s rail commuter line between Springfield and…

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U.S., California: Amtrak may soon sell bus-only tickets from Bakersfield to Santa Barbara, Victorville

BY JOHN COX, The Bakersfield Californian; January 21, 2020 A vote coming Friday could give Amtrak permission to begin offering…

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U.S.: Amtrak reverses course on charging wheelchair users $25,000 to reconfigure train car

By Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY; January 21, 2020 Amtrak has reversed course and will not charge an accessibility advocacy group $25,000 for…

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U.S. Commentary: Positive Train Control costs Alaska Railroad… does it add value?

By Darren Prokop, Freight Waves; January 16, 2020 Railroads and pipelines, unlike other modes of transportation, have to finance and…

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U.S.: Should you take the train? Here’s how to decide.

By Christopher Elliott, The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle; January 15, 2020 If you’re visiting Southern California, taking the train…

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U.S.: Amtrak pitches new Memphis-to-Chicago, other Tennessee lines to state legislators

By Sandy Mazza, Nashville Tennessean; January 15, 2020 Railway enthusiasts in Memphis could see an additional daylight route to Chicago,…

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U.S.: Virginia senators request federal grant to help fund new Amtrak rail cars

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 14, 2020 U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-Va.) have written to the…

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U.S., Virginia Governor Ralph Northam: Passenger rail to Bristol ‘logical step,’ but not soon

By DAVID MCGEE, BRISTOL HERALD COURIER; January 10, 2020 Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said that Amtrak passenger service to the…

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U.S., New York: Senator Charles Schumer urges Canada to move train inspections to Niagara Falls, New York

By Thomas J. Prohaska, The Buffalo News; January 13, 2020 The Niagara Falls Amtrak station opened in 2016 with space…

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U.S., New York – How to fix Penn Station: Fast-track rail and platform upgrades before expanding

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; January 7, 2020 Gov. Cuomo is right that the hellhole that is…

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U.S., Virginia Opinion/Editorial: Rail initiative would benefit commonwealth

By The Editorial Board, The Daily Progress; January 7, 2020 Major improvements to rail transportation now being finalized will prove…

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U.S., Politico Morning Transportation: Amtrak faces lawsuit over arbitration

By SAM MINTZ, With help from Stephanie Beasley, Tanya Snyder and Kelsey Tamborrino, Politico Morning Transportation; January 8, 2020 AMTRAK…

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U.S., New York: Can Penn Station Handle 175,000 More Riders? Cuomo Thinks So

By Christina Goldbaum, The New York Times; January 6, 2020 Pennsylvania Station, the busiest rail station in the Western Hemisphere,…

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U.S.: Amtrak to upgrade New York Penn waiting area ahead of Moynihan station opening

By Edward Russell, The Points Guy; January 6, 2020 Travelers best expect a little dust when they pass through New…

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U.S.: Year of the train? Advocates look to restore passenger rail along Montana’s southern route

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current, KZBK 7; January 5, 2020 While it’s been more than four decades since passenger rail…

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U.S., New York: Penn Station expansion plan to include eight new tracks, increase capacity by 40 percent

By Colleen Wilson, NorthJersey.com; January 6, 2020 Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans Monday to add eight new tracks and a…

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U.S., Opinion: Garbage Served, Garbage Generated

By Andrew Selden, Railway Age Magazine; January 4, 2020 In 1837, Hans Christian Anderson published a modernized and revised version…

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U.S.: 4 Reasons To Travel By Train

By Jill Dutton, Travel Awaits; January 1, 2020 Five years ago, I set out to explore the United States by…

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U.S., Virginia: Improvements planned for Fredericksburg train station

By SCOTT SHENK, THE FREE LANCE–STAR; December 28, 2019 On the heels of the state’s agreement to add a third…

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U.S.: This travel insider offers a peek behind the scenes of the Amtrak Auto Train

By Andrea Sachs, The Washington Post, The Alton Telegraph; December 26, 2019 Somewhere north of Orlando, Florida, and south of…

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U.S., Montana: Senator Jon Tester calls for quickly restoring ticket agents in Havre, Shelby Amtrak stations

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is doubling down on his efforts to restore ticket agents in some Amtrak stations including…

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U.S., Virginia: Charlottesville area could see benefits from plans to expand rail across Virginia

By Madison Jones, WVIR NBC 29; December 23, 2019 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. (WVIR) – Governor Ralph Northam recently announced a new…

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