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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California: 3 counties in a tug of war over control of Caltrain

BY JEN NOWELL, Correspondent, Daily Post; November 29, 2019 Caltrain’s Board of Directors is considering the idea of shaking things…

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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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Chicago Metra spending $15.5 million on security cameras in passenger cars

By Marni Pyke, Chicago Daily Herald; November 8, 2019 Metra plans to deploy an army of security cameras on all…

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California: Virgin Trains USA project gets approval for $3.25 billion in bonds

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; October 24, 2019 The proposed high speed train between Las Vegas and Southern California…

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San Francisco Bay Area: Valley Link timetable pushed out by three more years

By Jeremy Walsh, Pleasanton Weekly; October 14, 2019 The Valley Link commuter light rail system aiming to directly connect BART…

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San Francisco: Caltrain to expand service

By Zachary Clark, Staff, San Mateo Daily Journal; October 4, 2019 With an additional 1.2 million people and jobs expected…

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Washington, in the Senate: The wait continues for Amtrak nominees

By SAM MINTZ, With Help From Tanya Snyder, Politico Morning Transportation; August 8, 2019 — Four nominees for the Amtrak…

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Todd Rokita twice voted to defund Amtrak. Here’s what he said about his nomination to Amtrak’s board.

By John Tuohy, Indianapolis Star; July 24, 2019 Former Rep. Todd Rokita of Indiana faced tough questioning during a Senate…

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President Trump offers former Indiana Congressman Rokita ticket to ride on Amtrak’s board of directors

By Dan Carden, Journal Review; May 8, 2019 INDIANAPOLIS — Former U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, a Munster native, last year…

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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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Zamansky LLC Investigates CSX Corp. (CSX) for Potential Breaches of Fiduciary Duties to Shareholders

A press release from Zamansky LLC; December 18, 2017: NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating CSX Corp.…

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California bullet train staff recommend German operator Deutsche Bahn AG

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE, The Associated Press, Tri-City Herald; October 6, 2017 SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The agency overseeing California’s bullet train…

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