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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U.S., Maine Voices: For sake of our economy, environment, move slowly on converting Maine rail lines to trails

By Richard Rudolph and Jack Sutton, Special to the Press Herald; March 5, 2020 Late last week we learned of…

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U.S.: Amtrak’s mandatory arbitration policy would end under new legislation

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 6, 2020 Lawmakers in both chambers of Congress yesterday introduced the “Ending Passenger Rail Forced…

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U.S.: Bill would allow Amtrak to sue freight railroads for delaying trains

By Logan Gay, WPSD NBC 6; March 6, 2020 CARBONDALE, IL — How long are you willing to wait for a…

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U.S., Massachusetts: MassDOT Will Revisit Its East-West Rail Ridership Projections

By Christian MilNeil, Streets Blog Massachusetts; March 2, 2020 MassDOT says that it will revisit cost and ridership projections for…

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U.S., New York: U.S. Transportation Chief Backs Rehabilitation of Key New York City Rail Tunnel

By Reuters, The New York Times; February 27, 2020 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation supports the rehabilitation of…

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U.S., California/Nevada: Trump Fight Over California Train Stalls Virgin Muni-Bond Plans

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg; February 26, 2020 Virgin Trains USA’s plan to finance the contruction of a high-speed railroad to…

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Canada: Behind CN, CP’s quiet deal to skirt railway blockades and keep Canada’s vital goods moving

By Ashley Burke, CBC News; February 25, 2020 Quiet talks brokered by a government desperate to stop a growing economic…

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U.S., New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority hires temporary president for subway, bus system

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; February 25, 2020 A former federal railroad chief has been tapped to temporarily lead the…

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U.S., Wisconsin: Eau Claire City Council to consider shuttle service to Amtrak in Tomah

By Victoria Saha, WAOW News 9 ABC; February 22, 2020 Eau Claire (WQOW) – Traveling to larger cities might get easier…

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U.S., Colorado: Group wants Surface Transportation Board to encourage sale of Tennessee Pass rail line

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; February 19, 2020 If you can’t get what you want, ask the Surface Transportation…

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U.S.: Trump proposes cutting Amtrak funding, boosting infrastructure spending

By David Shepardson, Reuters; February 10, 2020 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House budget released on Monday proposed cutting funding…

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U.S., Minnesota: NLX project leaders request $40 million in state funding

By Kaitlyn Moffett, KBJR 6 NBC; February 10, 2020 DULUTH, MN — A project years in the making aims to…

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U.S., Utah: Proposal to create a statewide rail plan leaves station

By Lee Davidson, The Salt Lake Tribune; February 7, 2020 Lawmakers took a first step Thursday toward creating an integrated…

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Europe: Night-Train Vision

By Keith Fender, International Railway Journal, Railway Age Magazine; February 7, 2020 If International Railway Journal had suggested in 2016 that school…

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U.S., Montana: Missoula County unveils railway resolution in push to restore southern passenger route

By: By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current, KPAX 8; February 7, 2020 MISSOULA — Efforts to establish a regional rail authority…

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