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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U.S.: United States Department of Transportation Releases National Freight Strategic Plan

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; September 4, 2020 The United States Department of Transportation has released a…

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Europe, Switzerland: Newly completed Swiss tunnel to transform European rail travel

From DW.com; September 4, 2020 Switzerland celebrated the completion of the Ceneri Base Tunnel on Friday, marking a major milestone…

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Canada, Ontario: Sault MP wants his own closure on track maintenance subsidies for short-line railroader

By Ian Ross, Northern Ontario Business; September 4, 2020 Someone is going to be hauling steel and forest products between…

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U.S.: Class I CEOs respond to FRA-STB’s letter on service issues

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 3, 2020 Several Class I chief executives this week responded to letters they received last…

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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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Canada, Ontario: No funding, no rail service

By Northern Ontario Business Staff, SooToday.com; September 2, 2020 Montreal’s Genesee & Wyoming Canada announced that its northeastern Ontario short-line…

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U.S., Florida: CSX releasing property in Tampa, setting stage for future transit project

By Veronica Brezina-Smith, Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal, Jacksonville Business Journal; September 2, 2020 Rail operator CSX plans to abandon…

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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.: BNSF unveils newly painted locomotives to recognize 25th anniversary

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 27, 2020 BNSF Railway Co. recently unveiled the first of 10 locomotives with special paint schemes…

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U.S.: Freight RAILCAR Act Introduced

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; August 24, 2020 Six U.S. Representatives—three Democrats and three Republicans—have introduced bipartisan…

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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.: Labor unions press Class I railroads on healthcare benefits

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; August 11, 2020 Twelve rail unions have banded together to sue the Class I railroads…

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Canada, New Brunswick: Canadian Pacific launches first train of international containers from Port of Saint John

A press release from Canadian Pacific; August 11, 2020: CALGARY, AB, Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Canadian Pacific (TSX: CP) (NYSE:…

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U.S., Surface Transportation Board defers decision in Chicago Metra-Union Pacific dispute over commuter-rail service

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 11, 2020 The Surface Transportation Board (STB) last week declined to intervene in an ongoing…

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U.S., Central Florida: SunRail pilots sensor-activated crossing signage

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 5, 2020 SunRail last week installed the first of 11 sensor-activated alert signs at a…

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