Federal ruling on freight train crew size has states and unions up in arms

By David Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; August 16, 2019 On May 29 of this year, the Federal Railroad Administration…

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New England Governors Baker, Lamont, Rainmondo huddle over regional issues

By Matt Murphy, State House News Service, Taunton Daily Gazette; July 16, 2019 WILLIMANTIC, CONN. — Gov. Charlie Baker came…

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Oklahoma Department Of Transportation appoints two employees to leadership positions

By Chris Galford, Transportation Today; July 8, 2019 Two long-time Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) employees have been appointed to…

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Virginia transportation board OKs rail funding

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 1, 2019 Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) last month approved fiscal-year 2020 budgets for the…

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Danny Plaugher column: Virginia is leading on passenger rail. It needs Congress’ help.

By Danny Plaugher, Richmond Times-Dispatch; June 29, 2019 While Indiana (Hoosier service) and Pennsylvania (Keystone and Pennsylvanian services) are cutting…

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Canada and U.S. agree to expand preclearance options for travellers, goods

By The Canadian Press, Ottawa Citizen; June 21, 2019 OTTAWA — A new agreement between Canada and the United States…

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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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