Canada – Varcoe: Calgary to Banff rail link eyed in UCP’s grand recovery plan

By Chris Varcoe, Calgary Herald; July 2, 2020 Alberta’s new economic recovery plan doesn’t lack for ambition. Premier Jason Kenney…

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U.S.: House passes $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 2, 2020 The U.S. House yesterday passed the $1.5 trillion Moving Forward Act, H.R. 2,…

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U.S., Commentary: House transportation bill fails to unite when it is needed most

By Ian Jefferies, Opinion Contributor, The Hill; June 30, 2020 The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee passed a $500 billion…

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U.S.: High-speed rail project gets OK to use I-15 right of way in California

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal, June 30, 2020 Virgin Trains USA’s high speed train plans got another boost after…

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U.S., Colorado: Federal Cash Could Be The Thing That Shifts A Front Range Train From Dream To Reality

By Nathaniel Minor, Colorado Public Radio News; June 26, 2020 Colorado’s fledgling plans for passenger rail up and down the…

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U.S., West Virginia: Manchin joins senators in calling for assurances that Amtrak service cuts will be temporary

From Staff Reports, Charleston Gazette-Mail; June 26, 2020 Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has joined three other U.S. senators in sending…

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U.S., Montana: Four counties now poised to join Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; June 29, 2020 Three other Montana counties have joined Missoula in a push to restore…

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U.S.: USDOT extends short lines’ RRIF Express loan deadline

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 25, 2020 The Build America Bureau of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has extended…

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U.S. – New York Cross Harbor Rail Tunnel? Not in our lifetime: The Federal Transit Man Opinion

By Larry Penner, RT&S Magazine; June 16, 2020 There is only $70 million for advancing an environmental study for the…

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U.S.: Money and virus mean cloudy future for Amtrak service in Missouri

By Kurt Erickson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; May 29, 2020 JEFFERSON CITY — A tight state budget and the ongoing global…

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U.S.: Amtrak sees service cuts without an additional $1.48 billion for 2021

By Jessica Wehrman, Roll Call; May 27, 2020 Amtrak’s top executive said Acela and other Northeast Corridor routes could be…

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U.S., Opinion: Eight Principles for Establishing a U.S. Passenger Rail System

By F.K. Plous, High Speed Rail Alliance: May 18, 2020 If the United States is to have a modern passenger-rail…

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U.S.: Surface Transportation Board issues decisions on demurrage and accessorial charges

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; May 1, 2020 The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has made three decisions defining how the…

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U.S.: Federal Railroad Administration seeking grant requests for $311.8 million funding dollars

By David C. Lester, RT&S Magazine; April 20, 2020 On Friday, RT&S reported on the Notice of Funding Opportunity for…

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U.S.: Amtrak gets $1 Billion boost — and it’s not just for the Northeast Corridor

By Salena Zito, Washington Examiner; April 15, 2020 CONNELLSVILLE, Pennsylvania — It is 6:59 a.m., and Amtrak’s Capitol Limited is…

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U.S.: Federal Railroad Administration makes $1 billion available to Amtrak in response to COVID-19

A press release from the Federal Railroad Administration; April 13, 2020: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is making more than…

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U.S.: A new rail authority in Virginia could revolutionize connections for riders throughout the state

By Wyatt Gordon, Virginia Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; March 31, 2020 From new vehicle safety measures to the possibility of…

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Asia, Vietnam: Transport Ministry orders restrictions on passenger transport nationwide

From Vietnam Plus; April 1, 2020 Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Transport has asked aviation, land, railway, maritime, waterway…

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U.K.: English passenger rail franchises suspended for six months

From International Railway Journal; March 23, 2020 BRITAIN’s Department for Transport (DfT) has switched all English passenger rail franchises into…

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U.S., Colorado: Feds refuse to force Tennessee Pass rail line sale

By Randy Wyrick, Vail Daily; March 22, 2020 A federal agency will not force Union Pacific to sell a railroad…

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U.S.: Federal Railroad Administration Issues Amtrak Performance Metrics Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; March 20, 2020 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued an NPRM (Notice of…

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U.S., Missouri: Amtrak Depot Title Transferred to City of Sedalia

By Randy Kirby, KSIS 1050 AM; March 17, 2020 Sedalia Downtown Development, Inc., (SDDI) recently requested that the City of…

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U.S.: Amtrak, U.S. state rail agencies need $1 billion after coronavirus outbreak

By Reuters; March 16, 2020 WASHINGTON, March 16 (Reuters) – U.S. railroad Amtrak said the passenger rail service and its…

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U.S., Missouri: Draft budget would keep Amtrak Missouri River Runner round trips

By Brendan Crowley, News Tribune; March 16, 2020 A budget plan advanced by a House committee would keep Amtrak’s Missouri…

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