U.S., Kansas, Oklahoma: Passenger rail advocates await BNSF’s study of expansion costs

By Tim Carpenter, The Hutchinson News; January 22, 2020 The challenge of stretching Amtrak passenger service from Oklahoma City to…

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U.S., Vermont: Western Rail Corridor completion expected in 2021

By Gordon Dritschilo, Staff Writer, Rutland Herald; January 17, 2020 The Western Rail Corridor is becoming a reality. Mayor David…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline passenger counts, revenue remain well below company’s own projections

By Jeff Ostrowski, The Palm Beach Post; January 20, 2020 Brightline, the rail company aiming to prove the financial viability…

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U.S.: Amtrak pitches new Memphis-to-Chicago, other Tennessee lines to state legislators

By Sandy Mazza, Nashville Tennessean; January 15, 2020 Railway enthusiasts in Memphis could see an additional daylight route to Chicago,…

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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., 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., Colorado: Rocky Mountain Rail proposes plan for completing Denver Regional Transportation District’s Northwest Rail line

By John Fryar, Longmont Times-Call, The Denver Post; January 7, 2020 Rocky Mountain Rail Inc., which says it has a…

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U.S.: Year of the train? Advocates look to restore passenger rail along Montana’s southern route

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current, KZBK 7; January 5, 2020 While it’s been more than four decades since passenger rail…

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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., 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., 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., Washington State: State may revive Stampede Pass train service

By TJ Martinell, thelens.com; December 23, 2019 As the state continues to explore the idea of a bullet train line…

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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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U.S., Pennsylvania – Brian O’Neill: Is it time to tell Amtrak to get off the tracks in Pittsburgh?

By Brian O’Neill, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; December 19, 2019 Amtrak, I want a divorce. Bennett Levin told the state House Transportation…

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U.S.: Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation details on CSX deal

From the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; December 19, 2019: Transforming Rail in Virginia On December 19, 2019,…

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U.S., Minnesota: Duluth leaders try to fire up legislators on passenger rail to Minneapolis

By Brooks Johnson, Star Tribune; December 12, 2019 DULUTH – Mary Murphy isn’t looking for a time machine when she…

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U.S., Nevada and California: Virgin Trains updates timeline for Las Vegas-to-Southern Cal train

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; December 10, 2019 While construction on the long-talked about high-speed train between Las Vegas…

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U.S., Vermont: Where Burlington’s long-awaited train terminal may be built

By Calvin Cutler, WCAX CBS 3; December 3, 2019 BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Bringing passenger rail back to Burlington– we’ve told…

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Alabama: Study examines feasibility of train service from Montgomery to Mobile and reactions are mixed

By Sara MacNeil, Montgomery Advertiser; November 27, 2019 A study on the feasibility for a train from Montgomery to Mobile…

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Pennsylvania Commentary: Riding a government study absolutely nowhere

From The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; November 24, 2019 I read a government report to see how much of the $200,000 cost…

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Texas Central enters new agreement for high-speed rail project

By David Ajamy, Digital Reporter, Dallas Business Journal; November 21, 2019 The developer seeking to connect Houston to North Texas…

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California hydrogen-powered train will be able to travel 79 mph and carry 108 passengers

By ALEJANDRO CANO, Reporter, Redlands Community News; November 21, 2019 In 2024, a hydrogen-powered train with capacity for 108-seated passengers,…

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New Hampshire: After filing for bankruptcy, private rail firm says work with Nashua is ‘sort of on hold’

By Kimberly Houghton, Correspondent, New Hampshire Union Leader; November 14, 2019 NASHUA — Boston Surface Railroad Company, the entity working…

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Northern Ontario passenger rail plan close to being unveiled

By Kortney Kenney, Staff, MyNorthBayNow; November 12, 2019 Several communities in northeastern Ontario, including North Bay, could be closer to…

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Amtrak plans to expand new nonstop Acela service from New York

By Edward Russell, The Points Guy; November 9, 2019 Amtrak has plans to expand the nonstop Acela service it launched…

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