White House pulls rule that would require two-member crew in locomotives

By Ashley Halsey III, The Washington Post; June 13, 2019 The White House has pulled an Obama-era proposal that would…

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Federal Railroad Administration awards grants for CREATE project, rail upgrades in Florida and Michigan

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 12, 2019 The Florida Department of Transportation will receive a $17 million Consolidated Rail Infrastructure…

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Rebuild Illinois bill passes; state transit projects to see funding infusion

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; June 3, 2019 Illinois legislators concluded their spring session on Sunday, June 1, by…

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Regional Chamber, Partners Form Rail Commission in Ohio

From The Business Journal; May 30, 2019 YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A new commission of elected officials from Mahoning and Trumbull…

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Transport Canada proposes regs for locomotive video, voice recorders

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; May 28, 2019 Canada’s Transport Minister Marc Garneau last week unveiled voice and video recorder regulations…

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As shippers complain about surging railroad fees, regulator considers turning the tables

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; May 23, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. — An attempt to curtail surging railroad fees that…

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U.S. rail panel proposes overhaul to rate dispute process

From Argus Media; April 29, 2019 A federal task force has proposed major changes to the way US regulators assess…

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‘Amtrak Joe’ joins the race

By Sam Mintz, Politico Morning Transportation; April 26, 2019 STB SHOWDOWN: Dozens of companies have signed up to testify at…

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Indiana: Last-Ditch Pitch to Save Hoosier State Train

By Mary Schuermann Kuhlman, Public News Service, Indiana; April 24, 2019 INDIANAPOLIS – Supporters of passenger rail service are making…

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United States Department of Transportation: $900 million available for FY19 BUILD grants

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; April 23, 2019 The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is soliciting applications for $900 million in…

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New Congress, New Faces, New Challenges

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; April 16, 2019 LEGISLATIVE REPORT, APRIL 2019 – Knock,…

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Why there will be no more Virgin Trains in Great Britain

By Simon Calder, Travel Correspondent, Independent; April 11, 2019 If you start a ferry firm with no ships, name it…

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Branson says Virgin Trains in the UK could be gone by November after ‘baffling’ Department for Transport franchise decision

From Rail Technology Magazine; April 11, 2019 Virgin Trains could disappear from Britain’s railways by the end of the year,…

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Canada: Ontario unveils $28.5-billion transit plan, vows to double length of Toronto’s downtown relief line

By Oliver Moore, The Globe and Mail; April 10, 2019 The provincial government is promising to double the length of…

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Wisconsin Department Of Transportation aims to double frequency of Amtrak service through state

By Chris Lueneburg, Channel 3000; April 10, 2019 PORTAGE, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s plan to increase regional…

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Glenview, Illinois trustees approve additional funding for Amtrak Hiawatha line opposition, pushing total to $541,000

By Alexandra Kukulka, Reporter, Chicago Tribune; April 9, 2019 Glenview has allocated another $36,000 from the 2019 budget toward finding…

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After Iowa Pacific in New York State: Bids requested on rail line to North Creek

By Michael Virtanen, Adirondack Explorer; April 8, 2019 Warren County and the Town of Corinth have requested bids by April…

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John Brennan joins Federal Transit Administration as Chief Counsel

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; April 8, 2019 The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced on April 8…

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South Carolina Senator Fritz Hollings’ role in rail merger policy

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; April 8, 2019 Somewhat buried in history is that…

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Message from unions visiting Capitol Hill: Hostile Amtrak

Lawmakers unswayed by Ethiopian crash report By SAM MINTZ, With help from Stephanie Beasley and Alex Guillén, Politco Morning Report;…

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Proposed Canadian Rail Transportation Regulations published in Part I of the Canada Gazette

A press release from the Canadian Transportation Agency; April 1, 2019: GATINEAU, QC, April 1, 2019 /CNW/ – The Canadian Transportation…

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Senate Banking Committee approves Thelma Drake’s nomination to lead the Federal Transit Administration

By SAM MINTZ, With help from Tanya Snyder and Stephanie Beasley, Politico Morning Transportation; March 15, 2019 — The Senate…

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Trump budget slashes funding for Amtrak long-distance service

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 12, 2019 President Donald Trump’s fiscal-year 2020 budget request submitted yesterday calls for “restructuring” Amtrak…

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Trump Administration issues Fiscal Year 2020 budget proposal. Reaction: ‘The sky is falling and the Earth is rushing up to meet it.’

By J. Bruce Richardson; March 12, 2019 The Trump Administration submitted its proposed Fiscal Year 2020 federal budget to Congress…

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Wisconsin Governor Evers’ Budget Includes $45M To Expand Rail Service Between Milwaukee, Chicago

By Corrinne Hess, Wisconsin Public Radio, NPR; March 8, 2019 Gov. Tony Evers included $45 million in his state budget proposal…

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