U.S.: Maryland to pay $250 million to settle Purple Line disputes, replace construction contractor

By Colin Campbell, Baltimore Sun; November 24, 2020 The Maryland Department of Transportation has agreed to pay $250 million to…

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U.S., New York/New Jersey: Hudson River rail tunnels between New York City and New Jersey can remain in use while they’re repaired, say consultants

By Clayton Guse, New York Daily News; November 24, 2020 Amtrak can fix up the two Hudson River tunnels serving…

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U.S., New Jersey: London Bridge is Falling Down

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; November 23, 2020 Several “project stakeholders” in New Jersey’s passenger rail network—Governor…

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U.S., Central Florida: I-Drive Chamber ‘strongly opposes’ future Brightline corridor. Here’s why.

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; November 24, 2020 The International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce wants local…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline, Disney share details on future high-speed rail station

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; November 23, 2020 Brightline and Walt Disney World Resort have shared new details…

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U.S.: Las Vegas-California high-speed rail project hits snag

By Bryan Horwath, Las Vegas Sun; November 2, 2020 Construction of a high-speed passenger train from Las Vegas to San…

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U.S., California/Nevada: Brightline reveals more details about Vegas-to-Los Angeles high-speed rail line

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; October 25, 2020 As the long-discussed high-speed rail system between Las Vegas and Southern…

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U.S. Report: Virginia Passenger Rail Authority Launched

By Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 28, 2020 The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority (VPRA) met this week to discuss…

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U.S., Indiana: Construction begins on $945 Million Northwest Indiana commuter train line

By Ethan May, Indianapolis Star; October 28, 2020 Construction is getting underway on what Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb calls the largest…

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U.S., New York: Some Long Island Rail Road regular commuters may be ‘lost forever,’ rail experts predict

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; October 25, 2020 Many of the commuters the Long Island Rail Road has lost during…

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U.S.: Amtrak Warns of Layoffs and Project Delays Without Billions in Assistance

By Pranshu Verma, The New York Times; October 21, 2020 WASHINGTON — Amtrak’s chief executive warned federal lawmakers on Wednesday…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline reveals new timeline, details for Tampa connection

By Veronica Brezina-Smith, Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal; October 23, 2020 High-speed rail company Brightline has pushed back the starting date…

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U.S., Florida: SunRail may partner with Brightline on route to Orlando airport

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; October 20, 2020 Brightline and SunRail may form a partnership to get…

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U.S.: Will Ownership of Amtrak’s Keystone East Line Transfer to Pennsylvania?

By Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 19, 2020 U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-Pa.) has introduced legislation requiring a transfer…

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Canada, Ontario: Canadian Pacific Railway purchases full control of Detroit River Rail Tunnel

By Dave Battagello, Windsor Star; October 16, 2020 Canadian Pacific Railway announced Friday it has purchased full control of Windsor’s…

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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., California/Nevada: Fortress Delays Pricing of $3.2 Billion Vegas Train Deal

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg; October 14, 2020 Fortress Investment Group delayed the pricing of $3.2 billion of municipal bonds to…

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U.S, Nevada/California: Vegas-to-Los Angeles high-speed train could serve as Raiders fan pipeline

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; October 4, 2020 As the company behind the high-speed train between Las Vegas and…

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U.S., New York: Despite hurdles likened to ‘hand-to-hand combat’, MTA confident East Side Access will meet 2022 deadline

By Mark Hallum, amNY; September 22, 2020 An expected $16 billion deficit by 2024 hasn’t seemed to punch any holes…

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U.S., Alaska: Trump gives approval for Alberta-Alaska rail line to move resources

From Must Read Alaska; September 25, 2020 President Donald Trump says he is issuing a presidential permit for what’s known…

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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., Nevada: Fortress Delays Record $4.2 Billion Vegas-Train Bond Sale

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance; September 21, 2020 (Bloomberg) — The company that wants to build a high-speed train…

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U.S.: BUILD grant will help decompress most congested rail junction in California

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; September 16, 2020 The U.S. DOT has awarded a $20 million Better Utilizing Investments…

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