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., Texas: Katie Farmer Named CEO of BNSF

A press release from BNSF Railway; September 14, 2020: FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BNSF today announced that Executive Vice President Operations,…

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U.S.: Class I CEOs respond to FRA-STB’s letter on service issues

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 3, 2020 Several Class I chief executives this week responded to letters they received last…

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U.S.: BNSF unveils newly painted locomotives to recognize 25th anniversary

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 27, 2020 BNSF Railway Co. recently unveiled the first of 10 locomotives with special paint schemes…

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U.S., Montana: ‘Breadth of representation’ a good start for Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; August 9, 2020 Late last year, Missoula County Commissioner Dave Strohmaier sat in a coffee…

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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., 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., Montana: Passenger rail in Missoula is now one step closer to becoming a reality

By Tessa Nadeau, ABC FOX Montana, KHQ NBCX Q6; July 30, 2020 MISSOULA — The Missoula County Board of Commissioners…

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U.S.: Volume spike triggers surcharges, gate restrictions from Western US railroads

By Ari Ashe, Senior Editor, JOC.com; July 29, 2020 Pressure is building on the networks of Western US freight railroads,…

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U.S., Montana: ‘We can bring it back:’ City of Missoula backs Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; July 21, 2020 The Missoula City Council placed its unanimous support behind a growing effort…

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U.S.: Regulators say railroad talks can be included in lawsuits

By JOSH FUNK, AP Business Writer, San Antonio Express-News; July 14, 2020 OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal regulators say the…

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U.S., Montana: All aboard? Butte-Silver Bow could join push for passenger rail

By Mike Smith, Montana Standard; July 9, 2020 Butte-Silver Bow might join several other counties in trying to restore passenger…

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U.S., Montana: Gallatin, Broadwater counties join push for passenger rail service; members now at 7

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; July 7, 2020 With the deadline nearing, the coalition of counties looking to bring passenger…

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U.S., Montana: Amtrak cuts could have outsized impact on Hi-Line

By Justin Franz, Montana Free Press; July 6, 2020 Whitefish is the busiest stop in Montana for Amtrak’s daily Empire…

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U.S., Washington State: Mixed reaction to Stampede Pass rail line

By TJ Martinell, Lens Media; June 24, 2020 A consulting group will soon release a final report on its study…

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U.S.: Surface Transportation Board issues decisions on demurrage and accessorial charges

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; May 1, 2020 The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has made three decisions defining how the…

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U.S.: Number of price-fixing lawsuits filed against CSX, other railroads jumps to 266

By Ellen Schneider, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; March 2, 2020 Dozens more suits accusing the nation’s largest railroads of colluding…

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U.S., Commentary – TRIP REPORT: The Texas Eagle to LAUS; Amtrak Food; Fred; and Dear Senator___

Editor’s Note: The following commentary is provided by the venerable retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review. – Corridorrail.com…

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U.S., Kansas, Oklahoma: Passenger rail advocates await BNSF’s study of expansion costs

By Tim Carpenter, The Hutchinson News; January 22, 2020 The challenge of stretching Amtrak passenger service from Oklahoma City to…

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U.S., Washington State: Meet the group trying to electrify America’s railroads

By Aaron Kunkler, Bellevue Reporter; January 13, 2020 Mary Paterson’s involvement in solutionary rail, a vision to electrify rail corridors…

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