U.S., Travel and Train History: 20th Century Limited, Overseas Railway, Amtrak, Auto Train, The Love Boat, Brightline and Disneyland’s Santa Fe Railway Train

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 15, 2021 Railroads were the first in the transportation industry to…

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U.S., Virginia: Rail advocates hope Virginia’s new authority will take ‘politics out of our rail policy’

By Wyatt Gordon, Virginia Mercury, Fauquier Times; December 9, 2020 When former Gov. Doug Wilder sold off the state’s interest…

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U.S.: Representatives Moulton, Boyle and DelBene Introduce the American High-Speed Rail Act in Congress

A Press Release From Congressman Seth Moulton; December 9, 2020 The bill, a blueprint for national high-speed rail, received the…

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U.S., North Carolina: Big Plans for Passenger Train Service

By Reuben Jones, Spectrum News 1; December 3, 2020 CHARLOTTE, N.C. – On a Friday afternoon, a few dozen passengers…

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U.S., New York Opinion – Shine light in the tunnel: Publish secret study on fixing Amtrak’s Hudson tubes and avoid Gateway’s waste

By Daily News Editorial Board; New York Daily News; November 22, 2020 It’s nice to know that people see what…

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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.: Fortress Fumble on Las Vegas Rail Bond Sale Boosts Housing

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg; November 18, 2020 California on Wednesday reallocated $600 million of private activity bonds formerly awarded to…

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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., Opinion: Passenger rail investment offers non-stop service to a prosperous economy

By Bill Flynn and Tony Coscia, Opinion Contributors, The Hill; November 13, 2020 After the most contentious election in recent…

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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.: 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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U.S., Minnesota: Bonding bill snub holds up second Amtrak train between St. Paul and Chicago

By Deanna Weniger, Pioneer Press; October 27, 2020 A proposed second train between St. Paul and Chicago will be delayed…

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U.S.: Maryland takes over Purple Line project after private firm walks away

By Bill Wilson, International Railway Journal; October 14, 2020 The Maryland Transit Administration is taking over day-to-day management of the…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: Congressman Lloyd Smucker Introduces the Keystone Line for the Commonwealth Act

A press release from Representative Lloyd Smucker of Pennsylvania; October 13, 2020: WASHINGTON, DC —Today, Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-11) is announcing…

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U.S., Amtrak to Congress: We Need $10 Billion

By Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 8, 2020 Amtrak, updating its forecast for fiscal year 2021, anticipates needing up…

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U.S., Minnesota: More trains, more options

A Letter to the Editor of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune from Corridor Rail Development Corporation Executive Chairman James E. Coston; October…

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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.: California’s scaled-back high-speed rail plan faces doubts amid financial crunch

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times (TNS), Herald-Mail Media; September 10, 2020 LOS ANGELES — It was just last year…

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U.S.: Amtrak CEO Pleads With Congress for Billions in Covid-19 Aid; $5 Billion Total to Keep Long Distance Trains Daily

By Keith Laing, Bloomberg Politics; September 9, 2020 Amtrak’s chief executive pleaded with House lawmakers Wednesday to approve $2.84 billion…

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Canada, Manitoba: Churchill train travel on track

By Sarah Lawrynuik, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Winnipeg Free Press/Thompson Citizen; September 8, 2020 Manitoba’s chief public health officer has…

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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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