U.S., Connecticut: A frank conversation with the transportation commissioner

By Jim Cameron, Connecticut Viewpoints, The Connecticut Mirror; January 16, 2020 Joseph Giulietti is finishing his first year as Commissioner…

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U.S., California: Capitol Corridor authority releases draft business plan

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 16, 2020 The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) yesterday released a draft business plan,…

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U.S. Commentary: Positive Train Control costs Alaska Railroad… does it add value?

By Darren Prokop, Freight Waves; January 16, 2020 Railroads and pipelines, unlike other modes of transportation, have to finance and…

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U.S., Connecticut: Valley officials demand rail improvements, call out Hartford for neglect to Waterbury train line

By Michael P. Mayko, Connecticut Post; January 14, 2020 NAUGATUCK — Valley municipal leaders said funding to increase service on…

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U.S., Florida – Throwing in the towel: Indian River County gives up on further appeals in Virgin Trains fight

By Colleen Wixon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; January 14, 2020 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The county will end its federal lawsuit…

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U.S.: Virginia senators request federal grant to help fund new Amtrak rail cars

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 14, 2020 U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-Va.) have written to the…

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U.S., South Florida: Indian River County may accept its loss to Virgin Trains in federal court

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; January 13, 2020 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - A significant chapter could close on…

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U.S., Virginia Governor Ralph Northam: Passenger rail to Bristol ‘logical step,’ but not soon

By DAVID MCGEE, BRISTOL HERALD COURIER; January 10, 2020 Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said that Amtrak passenger service to the…

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U.S., New York: Senator Charles Schumer urges Canada to move train inspections to Niagara Falls, New York

By Thomas J. Prohaska, The Buffalo News; January 13, 2020 The Niagara Falls Amtrak station opened in 2016 with space…

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U.S., Florida: Indian River County still pursuing legal cases against Brightline

By Jon Shainman, WPTV NBC 5; January 7, 2020 VERO BEACH, Fla. — Despite a potentially crippling setback in court,…

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U.S., New York – How to fix Penn Station: Fast-track rail and platform upgrades before expanding

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; January 7, 2020 Gov. Cuomo is right that the hellhole that is…

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U.S., West Virginia: Legislators seek meeting with railroad execs in effort to salvage idled intermodal complex

By PHIL KABLER, HD Media, The Herald-Dispatch; January 8, 2020 CHARLESTON — A legislative interim committee is calling for a…

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U.S., Virginia Opinion/Editorial: Rail initiative would benefit commonwealth

By The Editorial Board, The Daily Progress; January 7, 2020 Major improvements to rail transportation now being finalized will prove…

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U.S., New York: High-speed rail between Buffalo and New York City isn’t cost-effective

By Jonathan English, City & State New York; January 6, 2020 There is no more dependable career in the United…

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U.S., New York: Can Penn Station Handle 175,000 More Riders? Cuomo Thinks So

By Christina Goldbaum, The New York Times; January 6, 2020 Pennsylvania Station, the busiest rail station in the Western Hemisphere,…

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U.S., Colorado: ‘I’m absolutely not supportive of that’: Front Range passenger train service appears derailed on arrival at Capitol

By Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun; January 6, 2020 The 2020 legislative session hasn’t yet begun, but a goal of…

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U.S.: Washington Department Of Transportation cites challenges in latest draft of state rail plan

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 6, 2020 The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is seeking public comment on a…

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U.S., New England: East-west rail study running late

By State House News Service, Daily Hampshire Gazette; January 1, 2020 The Department of Transportation now expects its study on…

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U.S., Florida: Virgin Trains’ Tampa-to-Orlando right of way negotiations extended again

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; December 27, 2019 Virgin Trains USA has been granted another extension on…

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U.S., New York State: Governor Cuomo calls for consultants to tell him why high speed rail is so expensive

By Clayton Guse, New York Daily News; December 26, 2019 Gov. Cuomo said Thursday that he wants to bring high…

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U.S., North Carolina and Virginia: High-speed rail from Raleigh to Richmond just got a little closer to reality

By Richard Stradling, The News & Observer; December 23, 2019 A blockbuster deal announced last week between freight railroad CSX…

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U.S., Virginia: Charlottesville area could see benefits from plans to expand rail across Virginia

By Madison Jones, WVIR NBC 29; December 23, 2019 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. (WVIR) – Governor Ralph Northam recently announced a new…

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U.S., Florida Opinion: It’s time for Indian River County to concede defeat in Virgin Trains fight | Gil Smart

By Gil Smart, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; December 23, 2019 On Friday, Indian River County sustained yet another blow in its…

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U.S., Southern California: Metrolink Set To Invest $10 Billion For Rail Improvements, Impacting Santa Clarita

By Jade Aubuchon, KHTS; December 23, 2019 Santa Clarita and other Southern California cities can expect an economic boost of…

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U.S., Vermont: Barre-Montpelier commuter rail would require $96M track makeover, study says

By Grace Elletson, VTDigger.com; December 22, 2019 A new study found that an 8-mile stretch of railroad track from Montpelier…

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