Wisconsin: La Crosse County Board supports expansion of Amtrak services

By Brittany Lake, Daybreak Anchor, WXOW ABC 19; June 17, 2019 LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – A potential solution to the…

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Amtrak Bullying Now Targets SEPTA

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; June 18, 2019 WATCHING WASHINGTON, JUNE 2019 – Here…

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Real Estate Insider: Michigan Department Of Transportation gearing up for Amtrak property RFP in Detroit

By Kirk Pinho, Crain’s Detroit Business; June 18, 2019 The Michigan Department of Transportation is nearing a request for proposals…

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New Jersey: It won’t be a summer of hell, commuters. It’ll just be annoying. And it starts Monday.

By Larry Higgs, NJ.com; June 15, 2019 We won’t call it the “Summer of Hell.” That was supposed to happen…

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Feds want to figure out why your Metra ride in Chicago keeps getting delayed

By Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business; June 13, 2019 Federal regulators for the first time would get involved in a…

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House Appropriations orders Amtrak to go on new track

By Tim Leeds, Havre Daily News; June 14, 2019 A report from the U.S. House Appropriations Committee very directly tells…

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The Hoosier State train is going away on July 1. Here’s what it means for Indianapolis.

By Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star; June 13, 2019 After nearly 30 years of service, the Hoosier State train will make…

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Amtrak’s Empire Builder route turns 90

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 12, 2019 Amtrak yesterday marked the 90th anniversary of the Empire Builder route, which travels…

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Leader of Amtrak Downeaster: No Quick Fix for Crowded Trains in Northern New England

By Ryan Kath, NBC Boston 10; June 12, 2019 The leader of the agency that operates the Amtrak Downeaster service…

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Phoenix, Arizona’s Historic Union Station Goes Up for Sale

By Elizabeth Whitman, Phoenix New Times; June 12, 2019 Phoenix’s historic Union Station is for sale. The property went on…

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Missouri: Feds award $28.8 million grant to help pay for MacArthur Bridge rehab in St. Louis

By Mark Schlinkmann, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; June 11, 2019 ST. LOUIS — A $28.8 million federal grant will pay for…

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Plan To Offer Train Service To Northern Midcoast Maine Falls Through Again

By Lauren Abbate, Bangor Daily News, Maine Public Radio; June 11, 2019 For the second summer in a row, plans…

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Heartland Flyer celebrates 20 years on track in Oklahoma, Texas

By Kaylee Douglas, Oklahoma News 4 KFOR; June 11, 2019 OKLAHOMA CITY – The Amtrak Heartland Flyer is celebrating its…

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Chicago suburb to get federal money to ease rail congestion

By The Associated Press, WREX 13 NBC; June 11, 2019 DOLTON, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago suburb is receiving federal…

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Inside Amtrak’s next-generation Acela train: ‘Wi-Fi, craft beers and reliable schedules’

By Kris Van Cleave, CBS This Morning, CBS News; June 11, 2019 Amtrak plans to replace its popular Acela trains…

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Amtrak completes the redesign of Acela fleet interiors

From Railway Technology; June 11, 2019 US-based passenger railroad service Amtrak has completed the refurbishment of the interiors for its…

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Massachusetts: Amtrak returns to Springfield’s Union Station concourse, new platform expected to open in four weeks

By Jim Kinney, masslive.com; June 10, 2019 SPRINGFIELD — Amtrak showed off its new ticket window Monday and checked luggage…

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Wisconsin: Joint Finance Approves Funding To Expand Rail Service Between Milwaukee, Chicago

By Corrinne Hess, Wisconsin Public Radio; June 10, 2019 The Legislature’s budget committee included $35 million in their transportation budget to expand…

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Passenger rail grows in Florida, as the state grapples with congested roads

By Julie Sneider, Senior Associate Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 2019 In January, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA)…

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Association of American Railroads Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision on Metrics & Standards

A press release from the Association of American Railroads; June 3, 2019: Washington, D.C. – June 3, 2019 – Ian…

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Amtrak As A Summer Travel Alternative

By Michael Goldstein Contributor, Forbes: June 5, 2019 Another spring weekend has come and gone, and summer vacation is just around…

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Amtrak Announces Organizational Changes

A press release from Amtrak; June 6, 2019: Tracie Winbigler appointed CFO and Stephen Gardner named Chief Operating and Commercial…

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Local News Passenger rail service in Elyria, Ohio stopped in its tracks

By Dave O’Brien, The Chronicle-Telegram; June 4, 2019 ELYRIA — The plan to bring passenger rail service back to downtown…

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Amtrak’s Latest Deal Makes Long-Haul Train Travel Bearable

By Meredith Carey, Conde Nast Traveler; June 4, 2019 When we write Amtrak deals, we usually shy away from the…

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Rebuild Illinois bill passes; state transit projects to see funding infusion

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; June 3, 2019 Illinois legislators concluded their spring session on Sunday, June 1, by…

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