U.S.: Amtrak Warns of Layoffs and Project Delays Without Billions in Assistance

By Pranshu Verma, The New York Times; October 21, 2020 WASHINGTON — Amtrak’s chief executive warned federal lawmakers on Wednesday…

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U.S.: Will Ownership of Amtrak’s Keystone East Line Transfer to Pennsylvania?

By Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 19, 2020 U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-Pa.) has introduced legislation requiring a transfer…

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U.S.: Hit by pandemic, Amtrak is making cuts that may endure

By Jessica Wehrman, Roll Call; October 19, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic may force a reckoning for Amtrak’s long-distance routes, bringing…

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Canada, Ontario: Canadian Pacific Railway purchases full control of Detroit River Rail Tunnel

By Dave Battagello, Windsor Star; October 16, 2020 Canadian Pacific Railway announced Friday it has purchased full control of Windsor’s…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: Congressman Lloyd Smucker Introduces the Keystone Line for the Commonwealth Act

A press release from Representative Lloyd Smucker of Pennsylvania; October 13, 2020: WASHINGTON, DC —Today, Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-11) is announcing…

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U.S.: Amtrak’s new Acela gets speed testing ahead of 2021 rollout: ‘It’s going to be a game changer’

By CBS News, CBS This Morning; October 9, 2020 Amtrak’s new Acela, which is America’s fastest train, is undergoing speed…

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U.S., Texas: All aboard Texas Eagle’s last daily departure from San Antonio to Chicago

By Randy Diamond, San Antonio Express-News; October 11, 2020 The last daily Texas Eagle train from San Antonio to Chicago…

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U.S., Amtrak to Congress: We Need $10 Billion

By Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 8, 2020 Amtrak, updating its forecast for fiscal year 2021, anticipates needing up…

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U.S., Minnesota: More trains, more options

A Letter to the Editor of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune from Corridor Rail Development Corporation Executive Chairman James E. Coston; October…

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U.S.: Amtrak warns an additional 2,400 jobs will be cut without more federal aid

By Luz Lazo, The Washington Post; October 8, 2020 Days after President Trump abruptly cut off talks on a broad…

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U.S., California: Amtrak San Joaquins to reopen temporarily closed stations, beginning Monday

From A Contributed Report, The Sentinel; October 1, 2020 STOCKTON —  Beginning Monday, station lobbies serving the Amtrak San Joaquins…

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U.S.: Feds give Wisconsin-Minnesota rail project $31 Million grant

By Scott McClallen, The Center Square; October 1, 2020 (The Center Square) – The federal government chose the joint Wisconsin-Minnesota…

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U.S., Colorado: Amtrak cancels Winter Park Express for 2020-21 season

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 1, 2020 Amtrak has suspended the Winter Park Express service between Denver’s Union Station and…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: Editorial | Amtrak ridership boost spotlights need for more passenger rail service

An Editorial From The Tribune-Democrat; September 26, 2020 The news that Johnstown is among the most popular stops along Amtrak’s…

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U.S.: Amtrak service cuts expected to cost Virginians $142 million each year

By Digital Desk, WFXRtv.com; September 25, 2020 WASHINGTON (WFXR) — Amtrak plans to reduce service on its long-distance routes —…

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U.S., Illinois: Train service from Rockford to Chicago takes next step

By ABC 17 WTVO News; September 24, 2020 ROCKFORD, Ill (WTVO) — The quest to bring passenger rail service between…

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U.S.: Efforts to restore passenger rail in southern Montana, Northern Rockies gain momentum

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; September 18, 2020 When the Big Sky Passenger Rail Summit kicked off in Missoula on…

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U.S.: Montana delegation, governor lend support for passenger rail across southern tier

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; September 17, 2020 Most of Montana’s congressional delegation signaled their support for the Big Sky…

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U.S., Montana: All aboard: Summit reflects support for passenger rail through Montana’s biggest towns

By Kim Briggeman, Missoulian; September 17, 2020 A county-driven passenger rail authority, the first concrete step toward restoring passenger rail…

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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., 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.: Amtrak job offshoring provision questioned

By Douglas Clark, Transportation Today; September 10, 2020 Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Daniel Lipinski (D-IL), and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) are…

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U.S., Connecticut: New Haven, state DOT end gridlock of past 2 decades in new deal for Union Station

By Mary E. O’Leary, New Haven Register; September 10, 2020 NEW HAVEN — Mayor Justin Elicker simply termed it “a…

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