U.S.: Amtrak to cancel Acela Express trains in Northeast as coronavirus reduces demand; reduces Pacific Surfliner schedules

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; March 22, 2020 Amtrak will cancel its flagship Acela Express trains in the Northeast on…

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U.S.: Amtrak Takes Active Measures to Maintain Safe Environment

A press release from Amtrak; March 16, 2020: Amtrak Coronavirus Updated: Monday, March 16 7:30 p.m. ET The safety of…

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U.S., Massachusetts: MassDOT Will Revisit Its East-West Rail Ridership Projections

By Christian MilNeil, Streets Blog Massachusetts; March 2, 2020 MassDOT says that it will revisit cost and ridership projections for…

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U.S., Massachusetts: East-West rail comes with very high price tag

By Bruce Mohl, Commonwealth Magazine; February 6, 2020 A LONG-AWAITED ANALYSIS of East-West rail service indicates passengers could travel between…

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U.S., New England: East-west rail study running late

By State House News Service, Daily Hampshire Gazette; January 1, 2020 The Department of Transportation now expects its study on…

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Boston Critics: $10-$28 Billion Commuter Rail overhaul could be a ‘New Big Dig’

By Sean Philip Cotter and Mary Markos, Boston Herald; November 4, 2019 The MBTA is moving forward on a plan…

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Massachusetts commuter rail visions leave question: Who will pay?

By Chris Lisinski, State House News Service, Worcester Telegram; October 28, 2019 BOSTON – Two elected officials and two transportation…

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Amtrak rolls out more comfortable cars for trips out of Chicago

By David Roeder, Chicago Sun-Times; October 16, 2019 If you haven’t traveled by train in a while, Amtrak is summoning…

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Opinion: Thinking big about Big Rail in Massachusetts

By The Editorial Board, The Berkshire Eagle; October 15, 2019 There are so many passenger rail projects proposed for Massachusetts…

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Massachusetts: No more incrementalism, it’s time for Big Rail

By James Aloisi and Stanley Rosenberg, CommonWealth Magazine; October 12, 2019 EARLIER THIS YEAR, the Global Traffic Scorecard ranked Boston’s…

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Boston: MBTA, Keolis tout improvements to service, reliability

By Rosemary Ford, Staff Writer, The Salem News; October 11, 2019 NORTH ANDOVER — More trains are running on time…

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Massachusetts: New survey shows people want east-west rail

By G. Michael Dobbs, The Reminder; October 2, 2019 BOSTON – A new survey on extending and improving passenger rail…

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Boston: The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is adding 80 more double-decker cars to its commuter rail fleet

By Nik DeCosta-Klipa, Boston.com; September 24, 2019 The MBTA is doubling down on double-decker commuter rail cars. The transit agency’s…

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Boston: T urged to experiment with income-based commuter rail fares

By Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth Magazine; September 4, 2019 THE MBTA SHOULD EXPERIMENT with income-based fares and cut charges for reverse-commuting…

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A New Standard Shapes Commuter Rail in Boston

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; August 15, 2019 Keolis Commuter Services (KCS), a unit of Keolis North America, has…

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While most Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority traffic goes into Boston, some passengers take train west to Worcester

By Anissa Gardizy, Special to the Telegram & Gazette, Worcester Telegram; August 6, 2019 One passenger boarded the 8:13 a.m.…

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Going cheap can cost you on Amtrak: Getting There

By Jim Cameron, The Middletown Press; August 4, 2019 It was the railroad trip from hell: the hottest day of…

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Boston: Developers Seen As Key Ingredient In Several Multibillion-Dollar Transit Plans

By Cameron Sperance, Bisnow Boston; July 30, 2019 As Boston weighs billions of dollars’ worth of transit repairs and upgrades,…

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Maine: Proposed rail service would link Portland and Westbrook

By J. Craig Anderson, Staff Writer, Portland Press Herald; July 30, 2019 A new study shows that establishing passenger rail…

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Boston: City meeting to discuss North-South rail link held Monday evening

By Drew Karedes, Boston 25 News; July 29, 2019 BOSTON – A meeting took place Monday evening at Boston City…

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Amtrak Downeaster crew didn’t know train struck car in Newton, New Hampshire killing driver, say police

By Jason Schreiber Union Leader Correspondent, New Hampshire Union Leader; July 29, 2019 NEWTON – Personnel aboard Amtrak’s Downeaster were…

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Massachusetts Department of Transportation: Boston-Springfield-Pittsfield passenger rail must balance speed, cost and convenience

By Jim Kinney, masslive.com; July 23, 2019 SPRINGFIELD — A commuter train trip from Springfield to Boston could take between…

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This Tiny Boston Tunnel Is the Missing Piece to Finally Connect the Entire East Coast

By Kastalia Medrano, Thrillist; July 22, 2019 If you look at the 457 miles of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC) rail…

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New England Governors Baker, Lamont, Rainmondo huddle over regional issues

By Matt Murphy, State House News Service, Taunton Daily Gazette; July 16, 2019 WILLIMANTIC, CONN. — Gov. Charlie Baker came…

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