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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U.S.: America’s railroad system is great – for freight

Opinion By Justin Fox, Bloomberg, The Eagle; December 2, 2019 In most of the world’s affluent countries, railroads were either…

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U.S.: Connecticut Senator Blumenthal leads effort to end Amtrak’s shield from lawsuits

By Ana Radelat, The Connecticut Mirror; December 3, 2019 Washington — Sen. Richard Blumenthal is leading a congressional pushback against…

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Rail Passes: What You Should Know

By Peter Greenberg, petergreenberg.com; November 29, 2019 Welcome to the brave new world of rail passes, both overseas and in…

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Amtrak Dining Cars as Profit Centers

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development, Railway Age Magazine; November 29, 2019 One of the great hurrahs of Amtrak…

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Amtrak vs. Freight Railroads: Shippers, You Are Impacted!

By Jim Blaze, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; November 26, 2019 A headline story says that U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin…

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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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Rails Rockies; Taking a trip by train was relaxing and marked by gorgeous views

Story and photos by RACHEL SCHNALZER, Los Angeles Times, The Lewiston Tribune; November 24, 2019 Welcome to Moooooon River,” the…

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RIP Amtrak’s Dining Car, a Rolling Delight

By Stephen Mihm, Bloomberg Opinion, Yahoo! Finance; November 23, 2019 (Bloomberg Opinion) — More than 119,000 people have signed an…

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Virginia plans to expand the Long Bridge connection with another crossing

By Stephen Repetski, Editorial Board Alum, Greater Greater Washington; November 20, 2019 The state of Virginia and the District are…

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Bloomberg Opinion: No, Amtrak Isn’t About to Turn a Profit

By Justin Fox, Bloomberg Opinion; November 21, 2019 Earlier this month, Amtrak announced a smallest-ever “adjusted operating loss” of $29.8 million in the…

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California: Manager of Valley’s San Joaquin trains may ditch Amtrak as operator

By Dale Yurong, ABC 30 KFSN; November 15, 2019 FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Amtrak has provided rail service in the…

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Amtrak unveils new high-speed Acela train car prototype

By Liz Hund, The Points Guy; November 14, 2019 New state-of-the-art high-speed Acela train cars are one-step closer to hitting…

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Former Indiana Congressman Todd Rokita’s Amtrak nomination moves forward to full Senate

By Matt McKinney, RTV6 Indianapolis; November 14, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indiana, is one step…

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Amtrak chief defends decision to kill the traditional dining car on some long-distance trains

By Luz Lazo The Washington Post, Boston.com; November 14, 2019 WASHINGTON – Amtrak president and chief executive Richard Anderson on…

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Lawmakers aim to thwart Amtrak forced-arbitration policy

By Jessica Wehrman, Roll Call; November 13, 2019 Lawmakers are in the initial stages of determining whether they can prevent…

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Minnesota: Northern Lights Express supporters lobby in Washington, D.C.

By Staff, Duluth News Tribune; November 12, 2019 Supporters of the proposed passenger train connecting Minneapolis and Duluth were in…

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Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski calls for Metra to take over Chicago Union Station from Amtrak after ‘disastrous’ service outage, falling concrete

By Mary Wisniewski, Chicago Tribune; November 13, 2019 After a “disastrous” service outage that delayed tens of thousands of passengers…

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Colorado: Tickets For This Season’s Winter Park Ski Train Are Selling Like Hotcakes

By Nathaniel Minor, Colorado Public Radio; November 12, 2019 Bookings for the Winter Park Express, the I-70-and-Berthoud-Pass-avoiding train from Denver’s…

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Florida: Former Jacksonville Terminal, now convention center, to mark 100th anniversary

By Staff, Jacksonville Daily Record; November 12, 2019 The Jacksonville Historical Society plans a centennial celebration for the Jacksonville Terminal…

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Connecticut governor to invest $6.2 billion in rail

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; November 8, 2019 Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont yesterday published his 10-year vision for investing $21 billion…

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Amtrak Wants To Compete With Planes And Roads

By Aaron Short, Streetsblog USA; November 11, 2019 Amtrak could become profitable as soon as next year as it beefs…

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Amtrak had another record ridership year as it works toward its first-ever profit

By Graham Rapier, Business Insider; November 8, 2019 Amtrak saw record ridership and revenue in 2019, the railroad said Friday,…

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Transportation Security Administration Administrator: No need for airport-like security for rail travel

From Stock Daily Dish; November 9, 2019 Airport-like security screenings are not necessary for Amtrak or other rail travel, the…

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Amtrak Northeast Corridor HHP-8 Locomotives “Cannibalization” Generates Lawsuit

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; November 11, 2019 Philip Morris Capital Corp. and HNB Investment Corp. have…

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