New England: Rail officials seek new Portland station for Downeaster

By David Harry, The Forecaster; April 17, 2019 PORTLAND — A new depot for the Amtrak Downeaster could be coming down…

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Chicago Metra, politicians unload on Amtrak over system failure February 28

By Mitch Dudek, Chicago Sun-Times; April 16, 2019 Metra’s CEO asserted Tuesday that if Metra controlled Union Station instead of…

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Miami: Tri-Rail train stations in Midtown and Little River? Report makes case for new local stops

By Rob Wile and Joey Flechas, Miami Herald; April 18, 2019 Tri-Rail has yet to arrive at MiamiCentral Station, where…

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Texas: Amtrak’s San Antonio station – Where Chicago Meets Los Angeles

By Valérie Eiseler, Rivard Report; April 14, 2019 When Amtrak’s Texas Eagle leaves its station in historic St. Paul’s Square,…

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Texas: Dallas Union Station Becomes Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station

From WBAP News Talk 820 AM; April 6, 2019 DALLAS – WBAP/KLIF – Union Station in Dallas Saturday is renamed…

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Congressman Lipinski, Amtrak battle over Chicago Union Station woes

By Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business; April 4, 2019 Amtrak finally has issued a detailed explanation of just what went…

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Amtrak strikes deal to redevelop Baltimore Penn Station with local firms, investing $90 million

By Lorraine Mirabella, Reporter, The Baltimore Sun; April 4, 2019 Amtrak has agreed to invest $90 million and work with…

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Detroit studies restoring passenger trains to Michigan Central Station

By Joel Kurth and Chastity Pratt Dawsey, Detroit Journalism Cooperative, Bridge Magazine; April 3, 2019 DETROIT –  More than 30…

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Denver did it right with its Union Station

By Newell Nussbaumer, Buffalo Rising; April 2, 2019 Over the last couple of days, a number of readers have been…

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Rhinebeck, New York seeks to resolve Amtrak tax dispute so station improvements can be made

By William J. Kemble, Daily Freeman; March 29, 2019 RHINEBECK, N.Y. — The town is looking to waive about $63,000…

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Quincy, Illinois Amtrak station has improved platform for boarding passengers

By Marcus Espinoza, KHQA 7; March 26, 2019 QUINCY, IL — The Amtrak Quincy train station, which was originally built…

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Fort Worth, Texas has a great little TEXRail train station with an awful name – not anymore!

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; March 26, 2019 FORT WORTH Since it opened in 2001, the Fort Worth Intermodal…

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It’s a Dunkin’ employee’s job to open this New Jersey train station every morning

By Gwen Ihnat, The Takeout; March 22, 2019 The Hamilton train station in New Jersey has an unusual setup: The…

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Ontario: Province to spend $5 million on train station at former St. Marys Paper site for Agawa Canyon Tour Train

By James Hopkin, SooToday.com; March 22, 2019 The provincial government is putting up $5 million for the construction of a…

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More space, accessibility part of $600 million New York Penn Station makeover for Long Island Rail Road passengers

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; March 15, 2019 Long Island Rail Road commuters are closer to a brighter, more spacious…

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Wisconsin Department of Transportation awarded $5 million grant to build second Amtrak platform near the Milwaukee airport

By Nick Williams, Reporter, Milwaukee Business Journal; March 12, 2019 The Wisconsin Department of Transportation was recently awarded a $5.05…

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8 Remnants of Current New York Penn Station That Will Disappear Soon

By Michelle Young, Untapped Cities; March 12, 2019 As fans of Untapped Cities know (especially those that have taken our…

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King City, California train station becoming reality after state approves $1.5M for project

By Ryan Cronk, The King City Rustler; March 7, 2019 KING CITY — More than $1.5 million in state funding…

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How the west was won – by a trackside restaurant chain

From Sunday Morning, CBS News; February 24, 2019 Last fall, a cheer went up as a grand hotel from a…

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Opinion: Chicago Union Station’s Great Hall looks better than ever, so why are commuters fuming?

By Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune; February 25, 2019 It’s easy to understand why Metra commuters who endure the dismal conditions…

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Commuter Rail: Tri-Rail is on track to serve downtown Miami

By Catherine Lackner, Miami Today; February 19, 2019 Tri-Rail trains are on schedule to arrive in downtown Miami by the…

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Chicago Union Station Makeover Not Meeting Commuters’ Needs

By Lauren Victory, CBS 2 Chicago; February 19, 2019 CHICAGO (CBS) — Broken beams and tracks out of service; it…

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Feds raise concerns about high cost of proposed Ann Arbor, Michigan train station

By Ryan Stanton, MLive.com; February 15, 2019 ANN ARBOR, MI – The Federal Railroad Administration has raised concerns about the…

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New Mexico: $800,000 Rail Runner stop sits abandoned

By The Associated Press, Santa Fe New Mexican; February 16, 2019 ALBUQUERQUE — It’s been a decade since the Rail…

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New Jersey commuters crammed into New York Penn Station’s ‘pit’ will get some relief from $6.5M project

By Larry Higgs, NJ.com; February 13, 2019 New Jersey commuters used to being jammed into a waiting area they’ve nicknamed…

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