After Iowa Pacific in New York State: Tahawus rail owner will consent to ‘abandonment’

By DON LEHMAN, The Post-Star; October 21, 2019 The Chicago-based rail company that owns a controversial rail line in the…

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Surface Transportation Board’s Cost of Capital Dilemma

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 15, 2019 NEWS ITEM: The Surface Transportation Board (STB) proposes…

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Opinion: Thinking big about Big Rail in Massachusetts

By The Editorial Board, The Berkshire Eagle; October 15, 2019 There are so many passenger rail projects proposed for Massachusetts…

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Massachusetts: No more incrementalism, it’s time for Big Rail

By James Aloisi and Stanley Rosenberg, CommonWealth Magazine; October 12, 2019 EARLIER THIS YEAR, the Global Traffic Scorecard ranked Boston’s…

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Connecticut Department of Transportation plans to purchase new rail cars

By Andrew Larson, Republican-American, Citizen’s News; October 9, 2019 WATERBURY — The state Department of Transportation plans to purchase 110…

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Federal Railroad Administration offering grants for passenger rail repairs

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; October 8, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is seeking applications for a grant program…

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Customers cheer regulator’s action against railroad demurrage charges

By Ellen Schneider and Will Robinson, Jacksonville Business Journal; October 8, 2019 The Surface Transportation Board is “deeply troubled” and…

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Florida: Want a Brightline train station? Taxpayers may help pay for it

By David Lyons, South Florida Sun Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel; October 7, 2019 South Florida local governments are finding that if…

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Atlanta Beltline demonstrators: ‘We pay the tax, now lay the tracks’

By Stephen Deere, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; October 6, 2019 More than 50 activists marched down the Atlanta Beltline on Sunday…

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Editorial: It was a terrible idea to build a new freeway in Los Angeles County. Now it’s on hold for good

By The Times Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times; October 6, 2019 Could the era of building new freeways in California…

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Willmar rail connector project is starting to take shape, Minnesota Department Of Transportation says

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 7, 2019 Construction has begun on a rail connector and industrial access project involving BNSF…

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Gateway drug: An application seeking billions from the feds for a Hudson tunnel project between New Jersey and New York is chock full of misrepresentations

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; October 7, 2019 Forty five days ago, on Aug. 23, the Port…

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October is Passenger Rail Month in Virginia

A press release from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; October 1, 2019 Commonwealth celebrates a decade of…

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Deadline extended for Virgin Trains’ $1.7 billion Orlando-Tampa route negotiations

By Ryan Lynch and Veronica Brezina-Smith, Orlando Business Journal; October 3, 2019 A proposed high-speed train route between Orlando and…

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Surface Transportation Board issues two proposed rulemakings

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; October 2, 2019 The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has been busy lately. The Board issued…

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For Florida State Senator Debbie Mayfield, it’s full brakes ahead for high speed rail

By Peter Schorschon, Floridapolitics.com; September 30, 2019 Sen. Debbie Mayfield appears determined once again to pass her Florida High-Speed Passenger…

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Connecticut: U-Pass, a game-changer for some students

By Jim Cameron, The Connecticut Mirror; October 1, 2019 Imagine having an unlimited-rides pass on all public transit in Connecticut,…

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South Carolina Amtrak crash: Why train rammed into CSX freight cars, killing 2 and injuring 91, per National Transportation Safety Board

By Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY; September 30, 2019 A fatal Amtrak train accident in South Carolina that killed two and…

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Michigan Department of Transportation dropping effort to move Greyhound to Detroit Amtrak Station

By Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press; September 19, 2019 Greyhound is staying put. The Michigan Department of Transportation is…

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Florida extends Virgin Trains’ deadline for Orlando-to-Tampa right-of-way negotiations

By Veronica Brezina-Smith and Ryan Lynch, Orlando Business Journal; September 11, 2019 The state is allowing more time for Virgin…

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OP-ED: Cape Breton, Nova Scotia’s rail line in danger of being dismantled

By Ted Bartlett, Cape Breton Post; September 10, 2019 Possibility provincial government not planning to renew subsidy beyond current fiscal…

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Virginia won’t let anything derail its growing Amtrak service

By Wyatt Gordon, Virginia Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; September 10, 2019 This month marks a decade since Virginia debuted its…

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Virginia Receives Green Light From Federal Railroad Administration to Advance the DC2RVA Rail Project

A press release from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; September 10, 2019: Richmond – The Federal Railroad…

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Surface Transportation Board Takes ‘Bye’ on Fuel Surcharge Case

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; September 3, 2019 Imagine Surface Transportation Board (STB) members…

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