U.S., Florida: Brightline passenger counts, revenue remain well below company’s own projections

By Jeff Ostrowski, The Palm Beach Post; January 20, 2020 Brightline, the rail company aiming to prove the financial viability…

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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., Connecticut: A frank conversation with the transportation commissioner

By Jim Cameron, Connecticut Viewpoints, The Connecticut Mirror; January 16, 2020 Joseph Giulietti is finishing his first year as Commissioner…

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U.S., Connecticut: Hartford Line exceeds 1 million riders as commuter rail exceeds forecast

By Eliza Fawcett, Hartford Courant; January 16, 2020 More than one million riders have traveled on the Hartford Line since…

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U.S., California: Capitol Corridor authority releases draft business plan

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 16, 2020 The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) yesterday released a draft business plan,…

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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., Connecticut: Valley officials demand rail improvements, call out Hartford for neglect to Waterbury train line

By Michael P. Mayko, Connecticut Post; January 14, 2020 NAUGATUCK — Valley municipal leaders said funding to increase service on…

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U.S., North Carolina: GoTriangle studying feasibility of new commuter-rail line

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 13, 2020 A new feasibility study by the GoTriangle transit agency estimates a commuter-rail system…

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Thailand: In praise of Southeast Asia’s old railways

By David Sutton, Nekkei Asian Review; January 15, 2020 Early morning at Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station is a busy time…

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U.K.: Escaped cow blocks Scottish commuter train for an hour

By Ben Hooper, UPI; January 14, 2020 Jan. 14 (UPI) — A large highland cow was dubbed an “absolute unit”…

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U.S., South Florida: Train tunnel under New River would cost $3.3 billion, but some say it’s worth it

By Susannah Bryan, South Florida Sun Sentinel; January 13, 2020 When it comes to whisking train passengers through downtown Fort…

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U.S., Utah: Double down on FrontRunner double-tracking could lead to double-time travel

By Art Raymond, Deseret News; January 10, 2020 SALT LAKE CITY — Close your eyes and imagine your daily commute…

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U.S., Texas: TexRail logs 500,000 riders in first year

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 13, 2020 Trinity Metro last week marked the first anniversary of the TEXRail commuter-rail line,…

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U.S., Arizona: Hundreds of people will go pantsless on Phoenix light rail trains this Sunday. Here’s why

By KiMi Robinson, Arizona Republic; January 9, 2020 Imagine dozens of passengers boarding light rail trains across metro Phoenix acting…

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U.S., Colorado: Rocky Mountain Rail proposes plan for completing Denver Regional Transportation District’s Northwest Rail line

By John Fryar, Longmont Times-Call, The Denver Post; January 7, 2020 Rocky Mountain Rail Inc., which says it has a…

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U.S., New York: The Real Co$ts Of Long Island Rail Road East Side Access To Grand Central Terminal

By Larry Penner, Long Island Weekly; January 6, 2020 No one at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Long Island Rail…

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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., 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., New England: East-west rail study running late

By State House News Service, Daily Hampshire Gazette; January 1, 2020 The Department of Transportation now expects its study on…

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U.K.: Proportion of train services under foreign ownership doubled in last decade

By Jack Peat, The London Economic; January 1, 2020 The proportion of Britain’s train services under foreign ownership more than…

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U.S.: California’s Real ‘Train to Nowhere’

By Phillip Sprincin, City Journal; December 27, 2019 A major feature of the urban renaissance of the past three decades…

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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.: Virginia Railway Express to explore financial contribution for Potomac River rail crossing

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; December 26, 2019 The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Operations Board last week announced it agreed to…

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U.S., Southern California: Metrolink Set To Invest $10 Billion For Rail Improvements, Impacting Santa Clarita

By Jade Aubuchon, KHTS; December 23, 2019 Santa Clarita and other Southern California cities can expect an economic boost of…

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