U.S., Washington State: Two Bellingham women suspected in terrorist attack against BNSF, endangering the public

By David Rasbach, The Bellingham Herald; November 30, 2020 Two Bellingham women were charged with a terrorist attack and violence…

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U.S.: Norfolk Southern executive highlights the need for freight rails to take a more customer-focused service approach

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor, Logistics Management; November 30, 2020 As things have been upended on many fronts over…

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U.S., New England: CSX reaches deal to acquire Pan Am Railways

By Mark Basch, Contributing Writer, Jacksonville Daily Record; November 30, 2020 CSX Corp. announced an agreement Nov. 30 to acquire…

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U.S., Colorado: Two companies hope to revive passenger, freight rail service on Tennessee Pass Line

By David O. Williams, Real Vail; November 30, 2020 A pair of railroad companies are competing to reactivate Union Pacific’s…

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Canada, British Columbia/Alberta, The Bear Facts: Study finds train speed a top factor in wildlife deaths in Banff, Yoho national parks

By Colette Derworiz, The Canadian Press, Global News; November 28, 2020 A study looking at 646 wildlife deaths on railway…

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U.S., Congress: For House Rail Subcommittee, an Earful on Multiple Matters

By Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor, Railway Age Magazine; November 19, 2020 “Examining the Surface Transportation Board’s Role in Ensuring a Robust Passenger…

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U.S.: CSX CEO not concerned about increased regulation under Biden administration

By Will Brown, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; November 18, 2020 Although 2020 has had plenty of challenges, CSX Corp. CEO James…

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U.S.: Federal Railroad Administration finalizes on-time performance rule

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; November 17, 2020 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has published a final rule on performance…

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U.S.: Rail Industry ‘Ready to Work’ With President-Elect Biden

By Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor, Railway Age Magazine; November 9, 2020 With Joe Biden preparing to take the oath of office as…

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U.S., New England: CSX Wants Pan-Am. Norfolk Southern Says ‘Not So Fast’

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-In-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; November 9, 2020 Shades of the battle between CSX and Norfolk Southern…

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U.S.: Congressman Donald Payne will seek chairmanship of key transportation subcommittee

By David Wildstein, New Jersey Globe; November 5, 2020 A New Jersey congressman is seeking the chairmanship of a powerful…

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U.S.: Freight rail benefits from intercity passenger rail grants

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; October 28, 2020 The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is awarding $291 million to 11…

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Canada, Ontario: Canadian Pacific Railway purchases full control of Detroit River Rail Tunnel

By Dave Battagello, Windsor Star; October 16, 2020 Canadian Pacific Railway announced Friday it has purchased full control of Windsor’s…

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North America: $1 billion Mexico-Canada rail link proposed

By Noi Mahoney, American Shipper; October 15, 2020 Mexico-based Caxxor Group is seeking investors for a proposed North American trade…

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U.S., Illinois: Union Pacific responds to RT&S Magazine story on Chicago Metra lawsuit

By David C. Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; October 16, 2020 Yesterday, RT&S published a story about Metra bringing suit…

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U.S., Illinois: Chicago Metra sues Union Pacific for refusing to send conductors to collect tickets on trains during the pandemic

By Robert Channick, Chicago Tribune; October 14, 2020 The train conductor ticket collection dispute between Metra and Union Pacific has…

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U.S./Canada, Alaska/Alberta: Permit in hand, an entrepreneur starts on Alaska-Alberta Railway

By Michael Bellusci, AJOT.com; October 1, 2020 The team behind the proposed Alaska to Alberta railway aims to start prep…

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U.S., Alaska: Trump gives approval for Alberta-Alaska rail line to move resources

From Must Read Alaska; September 25, 2020 President Donald Trump says he is issuing a presidential permit for what’s known…

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U.S.: North Carolina gets federal grant to buy corridor for Raleigh-Richmond high-speed rail

By Richard Stradling, The News & Observer; September 18, 2020 RALEIGH The effort to establish high-speed passenger rail service between…

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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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