U.S., New York: Despite hurdles likened to ‘hand-to-hand combat’, MTA confident East Side Access will meet 2022 deadline

By Mark Hallum, amNY; September 22, 2020 An expected $16 billion deficit by 2024 hasn’t seemed to punch any holes…

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U.S.: BUILD grant will help decompress most congested rail junction in California

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; September 16, 2020 The U.S. DOT has awarded a $20 million Better Utilizing Investments…

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U.S., New York – It’s Never Too Late: Need for Rail Connection from the Central Terminal to Niagara Falls

By Hank Olejniczak, Buffalorising.com; September 16, 2020 The government of Ontario has committed to bringing daily commuter rail utilizing the…

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U.S., California: BART’s Transbay Project Gets $1.2 Billion Boost

By Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor, Railway Age Magazine; September 15, 2020 The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued a $1.2 billion grant…

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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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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., 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: 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., 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.: Colorado Department Of Transportation Projection Suggests A Front Range Train Would Carry 3 Million Passengers A Year

By Nathaniel Minor, Colorado Public Radio News; August 31, 2020 A passenger rail line stretching nearly 200 miles between Fort…

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U.S., Illinois: Chicago Metra dealing with a summer of discontent

By Marni Pyke, Chicago Daily Herald; August 31, 2020 As Metra strives to recapture riders wary of commuting during a…

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U.S. – Pan Am Railways sale: What’s in it for New Hampshire tracks?

By Michael Kitch, New Hampshire Business Review; August 28, 2020 The prospective sale of Pan Am Railways, the largest regional…

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U.S., Illinois – Chicago Metra: Union Pacific conductor policy leads to lost revenue

By The Associated Press, The News-Gazette; August 26, 2020 CHICAGO (AP) — Metra says Union Pacific’s refusal to send conductors…

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U.S., Central Florida – SunRail wrinkle: Florida Department Of Transportation informs Volusia, partners it may yet build DeLand extension

By Mark Harper, The Daytona Beach News-Journal; August 26, 2020 Once there was a will but not enough money. Now…

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U.K.: Rail firm uses passenger weight data to calculate social distancing availability

By Press Association, Evening Express; August 25, 2020 A rail company has become the first in the UK to use…

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U.S., New York: $2 billion LaGuardia AirTrain gets green light from Federal Aviation Administration

By Rachel Vick, Queens Daily Eagle; August 24, 2020 A rail line linking Midtown Manhattan with LaGuardia Airport moved a…

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U.S.: Lowest bidder for Massachusetts South Coast Rail confirmed

By Oliver Cuenca, News and Features Writer, International Railway Journal; August 21, 2020 MASSACHUSETTS Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has announced the lowest…

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U.S.: High-Speed Rail Heats Up In California As Brightline Eyes Las Vegas Route Extensions

By Alan Ohnsman, Forbes Staff; August 22, 2020 Brightline, the sole private passenger rail service in the U.S., has a…

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U.S., New York: Amtrak portion of Moynihan Train Hall renovation could see delays, cost spikes, report says

By Colleen Wilson, NorthJersey.com; August 19, 2020 Inexperienced management, rising costs, and concerns about on-time completion are among the highlighted…

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U.S., California: Pandemic hammers Capitol Corridor’s ridership levels

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 19, 2020 The Capitol Corridor passenger-rail service in California last month continued to log ridership…

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U.S., New York: Long Island Rail Road stations being modernized as third track construction continues

By Elliot Weld, The Island Now; August 18, 2020 Several stations on the Long Island Rail Road are undergoing “complete…

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U.S.: Solving bridge bottleneck seen as key step for Virginia’s rail renaissance

By Elizabeth McGowan, Energy News Network; August 12, 2020 Pedestrians, riders on horseback and stagecoaches flocked to the Long Bridge…

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U.S.: Judge orders firms to continue building Purple Line amid cost disputes with Maryland

By Katherine Shaver, The Washington Post; August 11, 2020 A Maryland judge has issued a temporary restraining order requiring the…

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