DART board of directors approve addition of second track along Cotton Belt line through North Texas suburbs

By Gavin Pugh, Community Impact Newspaper; February 12, 2019 The Cotton Belt passenger rail line will feature a two-way double…

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THURSDAY UPDATE: Washington’s Merry-Go-Round on ‘Stop’

Editor’s Note: The original version of this story, published yesterday, January 2nd, indicated there were many unfilled presidential appointments because…

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In Congress, it’s Hail Mary time

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; December 11, 2018 In the people’s company town of…

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Atlanta: MARTA approves plans for Clayton County commuter train

By David Wickert, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; December 6, 2018 The MARTA Board of Directors Thursday approved plans for a Clayton…

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California: SMART to begin work on extension of commuter rail to Windsor

By KEVIN FIXLER, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT, September 19, 2018 The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit board of directors Wednesday authorized spending…

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Amtrak: A Marx Brothers revival

An Opinion By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; July 9, 2018 Watching Washington, July 2018:…

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Chicago Metra Board approves contract to upgrade Rock Island rehab shops

A press release from Metra; March 21, 2018: The Metra Board of Directors today approved a $29.4 million contract for…

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