Train backers ride rails to Rockland, Maine

By Stephen Betts, Villagesoup.com; August 15, 2019 Rockland — An Amtrak train traveled the Brunswick to Rockland line Wednesday, Aug.…

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Massachusetts: Expanded rail service for Springfield, Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield may begin Aug. 30; test trains running overnight this week

By Jim Kinney, MassLive.com; August 15, 2019 SPRINGFIELD — Daily passenger train service between the city’s Union Station, Holyoke, Northampton…

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Texas: Appeals court squelches Grimes County suit against high-speed rail

By Barbara Boxleitner, The Madisonville Meteor; August 6, 2019 The 14th Court of Appeal in Houston shut down an effort…

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What’s new with Mexico’s Maya train?

From Bnamericas; August 6, 2019 The pre-investment phase of the Maya train – the passenger and freight rail service planned…

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Oklahoma: Hopes dashed for passenger rail service linking Oklahoma City and Tulsa

By Randy Ellis, The Oklahoman; August 6, 2019 Hopes for passenger rail service linking Oklahoma City and Tulsa suffered a…

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Wisconsin: Improving the connection: Work ongoing to enhance Amtrak service from Milwaukee to Chicago

By Alex Zank, Biz Times Milwaukee Business News; August 5, 2019 Joe Daufenbach was sitting in the Milwaukee Intermodal Station…

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New West Virginia autumn train excursions to be announced Friday

By PHIL KABLER, HD Media, The Herald-Dispatch; August 1, 2019 CHARLESTON – After innumerable obstacles, setbacks and delays, organizers of…

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Maine: Proposed rail service would link Portland and Westbrook

By J. Craig Anderson, Staff Writer, Portland Press Herald; July 30, 2019 A new study shows that establishing passenger rail…

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Massachusetts Department of Transportation: Boston-Springfield-Pittsfield passenger rail must balance speed, cost and convenience

By Jim Kinney, masslive.com; July 23, 2019 SPRINGFIELD — A commuter train trip from Springfield to Boston could take between…

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New England Opinion: Time is right for Berkshire Line

By Karen Christensen, The Berkshire Eagle; July 21, 2019 GREAT BARRINGTON — Major rail efforts are underway in Connecticut and…

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California: The future of transportation in the Inland Empire

By Darcy Mcnaboe, The Sun; July 20, 2019 With more than 120 people a day moving into the Inland Empire,…

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Pacific Northwest: Portland to Vancouver in two hours – by high-speed rail

By Chris McGinnis, Seattlepi.com; July 18, 2019 As California plods along with planning for an intra-state high-speed rail network –…

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Europe: Strong case for overnight trains to Amsterdam

By Quintus Vosman, International Railway Journal; July 17, 2019 A study by the Institute of Mobility Policy (KiM), part of…

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New England opinion: Let’s restore passenger service on the Berkshire Line

By Karen Christensen, The Connecticut Mirror; July 15, 2019 It is time to restore passenger service on the Berkshire (Housatonic)…

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Province says passenger rail still an option for Northern Ontario

By James Wood, Staff, My Muskoka Now; July 10, 2019 HUNTSVILLE, ON- In the wake of Premier Doug Ford’s cabinet…

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British Columbia Track to the Future: Advocates Want to Bring Passenger Rail Back to the Fraser Valley

By Christopher Cheung, The Tyee; July 5, 2019 A century ago, interurban rail service helped Fraser Valley communities develop — and…

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Minnesota: Boosters of second Twin Cities-Chicago train undeterred despite budget snub

By Janet Moore, Star Tribune; July 5, 2019 Rail ad­vo­cates re­main optimistic that a second daily Am­trak train could be…

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Fact-finding session planned in Mobile, Alabama for coastal Amtrak return

By John Sharp, AL.com; July 6, 2019 A one-way ticket price for riding on a state-supported Amtrak train similar to…

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Ontario: MPP Fedeli asks Northlander supporters to be patient

By Chris Dawson, Baytoday.ca; June 29, 2019 Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli says the Conservative Government is not giving up on…

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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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Mobile, Alabama hesitates on backing coastal Amtrak return

By John Sharp, AL.com; June 25, 2019 Mobile city officials put the brakes Tuesday to a resolution requesting that Gov.…

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Ontario: Plan to bring back Northlander train remains off track

By Jordan Horrobin, The Timmins Daily Press; June 23, 2019 While on the campaign trail last May, Premier Doug Ford…

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Algoma Central: Ontario train advocates plan to raise their voices as election nears

By Elaine Della-Mattia, The Sault Star; June 21, 2019 The pitch to reinstate federal government funding for passenger train service…

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Illinois: With six-month extension, federal funding for Quad-Cities to Chicago rail service preserved

By Thomas Geyer, Quad-City Times; June 21, 2019 With the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Iowa Interstate Railroad continuing…

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Illinois Congress members support push for Amtrak in Quad Cities

By Newsroom Staff, WIFR CBS 23; June 19, 2019 MOLINE, Ill. (WIFR) — Several U.S. Congress members in Illinois have…

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