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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U.S., Florida: High-speed rail operator Brightline is in talks with Tampa developer Darryl Shaw for a potential station near Ybor City

By Veronica Brezina-Smith and Ashley Gurbal Kritzer, Tampa Bay Business Journal; September 15, 2020 High-speed rail operator Brightline is in…

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U.S., California: BART’s Transbay Project Gets $1.2 Billion Boost

By Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor, Railway Age Magazine; September 15, 2020 The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued a $1.2 billion grant…

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U.S., Virginia: Long Bridge rail project between D.C. and Virginia barrels ahead

By Wyatt Gordon, Virginia Mercury, Inside NOVA; September 15, 2020 With the state budget in tatters and commuter levels at…

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U.S.: California’s scaled-back high-speed rail plan faces doubts amid financial crunch

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times (TNS), Herald-Mail Media; September 10, 2020 LOS ANGELES — It was just last year…

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U.S., Indiana: South Shore double-track project, and a faster trip to Chicago, move closer to reality

By Ed Semmler, South Bend Tribune; September 8, 2020 The idea of getting to Chicago faster on the South Shore…

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U.S.: United States Department of Transportation Releases National Freight Strategic Plan

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; September 4, 2020 The United States Department of Transportation has released a…

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Europe, Switzerland: Newly completed Swiss tunnel to transform European rail travel

From DW.com; September 4, 2020 Switzerland celebrated the completion of the Ceneri Base Tunnel on Friday, marking a major milestone…

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U.S., Virginia/District of Columbia: Long Bridge Project Reaches Critical Milestone

A press release from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; September 3, 2020: ~ Completion of Environmental Planning…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline construction among first in the nation to use innovative box-jacking

A press release via RT&S Magazine; September 1, 2020 When Brightline Trains embarks on jacking a precast concrete box under…

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U.S.: Fortress Wins California Approval for Vegas Rail Reimbursement

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance; August 26, 2020 (Bloomberg) — A company backed by Fortress Investment Group’s private-equity funds…

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U.S., Florida, Nevada, California: Fortress Debt Sale for Vegas Train Sees Bond Market Skeptics

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance; August 13, 2020 (Bloomberg) — During the municipal-debt market’s pre-pandemic boom days, investors poured…

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U.S., Central Florida: SunRail pilots sensor-activated crossing signage

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 5, 2020 SunRail last week installed the first of 11 sensor-activated alert signs at a…

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Asia, India: By the skin of its trunk! Elephants miss a train by inches as they cross railway tracks in an Indian forest

By Ryan Fahey, Daily Mail; August 5, 2020 These startling images show an elephant escaping being hit by a train…

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U.S. High-speed rail coming down the track: America’s newest, fastest trains, from Acela to Brightline

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; July 30, 2020 What do Miami’s cruise ship port, Disney World and Las Vegas have…

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U.S., North Carolina – Raleigh’s lost train roundhouse: Century-old footprint from steam-era hidden in downtown

By Heather Leah, Multiplatform Producer, WRAL; July 22, 2020 Raleigh, N.C. — Downtown Raleigh harbors many secrets and hidden relics…

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U.S., New York station in motion: On Penn redo and beyond, Amtrak must accept lessons from L-train tunnel renovation

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; July 20, 2020 Someone had better remind the folks planning the Empire…

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U.S.: Federal Railroad Administration seeking grant requests for $311.8 million funding dollars

By David C. Lester, RT&S Magazine; April 20, 2020 On Friday, RT&S reported on the Notice of Funding Opportunity for…

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U.S.: Applying the ‘Old-School Philosophy’ of ‘Free Outages’

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; April 7, 2020 Soon after the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S., a…

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U.S., Florida, Opinion: Annoyed Virgin Trains tore up trees, vegetation along rail line? Just wait | Gil Smart

By Gil Smart, Treasure Coast, TCPalm.com; February 26, 2020 Ah, progress. Earlier this week I started fielding calls from Martin…

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U.S., Florida: Here’s what’s next for Virgin Trains’ Disney station

By Richard Bilbao and Ryan Lynch, Orlando Business Journal; February 21, 2020 Virgin Trains USA is making quick progress on…

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Europe, Switzerland: Huge tunnel network creates new railway link through the Alps

By CNN, News Channel 3; February 20, 2020 Thousands of feet under the Swiss Alps, a new high-speed, high-capacity railway…

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U.S.: California bullet train adds another $1.3 billion to projected price tag

By Don Thompson, Associated Press, Los Angeles Times; February 12, 2020 SACRAMENTO — The California High-Speed Rail Authority on Wednesday bumped its…

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U.S., South Florida: Train tunnel under New River would cost $3.3 billion, but some say it’s worth it

By Susannah Bryan, South Florida Sun Sentinel; January 13, 2020 When it comes to whisking train passengers through downtown Fort…

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U.S., Florida: Virgin Trains plan to replace St. Lucie River rail bridge finds support from Martin County

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; January 7, 2020 MARTIN COUNTY — Local support for federal tax dollars to…

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