U.S., Montana: Butte-Silver Bow becomes third county to formally join passenger rail effort

By Mike Smith, Montana Standard; August 6, 2020 Butte-Silver Bow has officially joined a multi-county authority to help facilitate and…

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U.S., Central Florida: SunRail pilots sensor-activated crossing signage

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 5, 2020 SunRail last week installed the first of 11 sensor-activated alert signs at a…

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U.S., Massachusetts: MassDOT Multiplies Ridership Forecasts, Narrows Alternatives for East-West Rail

By Christian MilNeil, Streetsblog MASS; August 5, 2020 MassDOT has dramatically increased ridership projections and shortlisted three final service alternatives…

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U.S., Vermont: Depot Park makeover contemplated

By Julia Purdy, Mountain Times; August 5, 2020 A proposal to expand Depot Park and create an Amtrak “gateway” to…

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U.S., Illinois: Harry’s Cafe closing Friday after 42 years of serving morning coffee to Naperville train commuters

By Erin Hegarty, Naperville Sun, Chicago Tribune; August 05, 2020 It’s the “end of an era” for the owners of…

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U.S., Minnesota: Northstar route to St. Cloud could take up to 7 years, cost more than $250 million

By Nora G. Hertel, St. Cloud Times; August 5, 2020 ST. PAUL — It may cost between $36 million and $257 million…

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U.S., Opinion: High-Speed Rail’s True Barrier Isn’t Money. It’s Space.

By Scott Beyer, Urban Issues Columnist, Governing; August 3, 2020 America is way behind on building high-speed rail. While nations…

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U.S.: What It’s Like to Travel Across the Country by Amtrak Right Now

By Alexandra Schonfeld, Newsweek; July 31, 2020 There are certainly advantages to flying over choosing another form of transportation especially…

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U.S., Massachusetts: Federal money to be used for Worcester’s Union Station platform project

By Nick Kotsopoulos, Staff, Telegram.com; July 31, 2020 WORCESTER — The Worcester Redevelopment Authority board voted Friday to authorize the…

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U.S. High-speed rail coming down the track: America’s newest, fastest trains, from Acela to Brightline

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; July 30, 2020 What do Miami’s cruise ship port, Disney World and Las Vegas have…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: Reading-to-Philadelphia rail could bring $1 Billion boost to region

By Tom Rader, WFMZ-TV 69 News; July 29, 2020 READING, Pa. – The railroad can tell a story as long…

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U.S., Northeast: Amtrak Expands Reserved Seating Offering for Acela Business Class Travelers

A press release from Amtrak; July 28, 2020: New, popular amenity to enhance the customer experience and offer more peace…

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U.S., New York: Amtrak and New Jersey TRANSIT Open First Phase of the Refreshed Ticketed Waiting Area at New York Penn Station

A press release from Amtrak; July 27, 2020: More modern amenities combine with enhanced safety measures for improved customer experience…

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U.S.: New Jersey Transit, Amtrak commit to Portal Bridge replacement in 2021

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 28, 2020 New Jersey Transit’s board yesterday entered into an agreement with Amtrak to begin…

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U.S., Michigan: Commission Calls For New Connections For Pere Marquette Line

From WSJM 94.9; July 28, 2020 The St. Joseph City Commission is calling for Amtrak’s Pere Marquette line to be…

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U.S.: Amtrak passengers now face removal from trains for not wearing masks

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; July 23, 2020 Amtrak on Thursday joined U.S. air carriers in tightening face mask requirements,…

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U.S., North Carolina – Raleigh’s lost train roundhouse: Century-old footprint from steam-era hidden in downtown

By Heather Leah, Multiplatform Producer, WRAL; July 22, 2020 Raleigh, N.C. — Downtown Raleigh harbors many secrets and hidden relics…

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U.S., New York station in motion: On Penn redo and beyond, Amtrak must accept lessons from L-train tunnel renovation

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; July 20, 2020 Someone had better remind the folks planning the Empire…

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U.S., Amtrak: How to take a long-haul train trip during the pandemic

By NATALIE B. COMPTON, The Washington Post, The Herald-Dispatch; July 19, 2020 As the country braces for an uptick in…

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U.S. Surface Transportation Board: Texas Central project falls under board’s jurisdiction

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 17, 2020 The Surface Transportation Board (STB) yesterday, reversing an earlier decision, determined that Texas…

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U.S.: Wisconsin project will alleviate rail traffic in Milwaukee

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; July 17, 2020 A rail project in Muskego, Wis., is now up for public…

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U.S.: Amtrak Guest Rewards Introduces First Ever Reward Travel Sale for Members

A press release from Amtrak; July 14, 2020 WASHINGTON, July 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Amtrak Guest Rewards (AGR) is launching…

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