Leader of Amtrak Downeaster: No Quick Fix for Crowded Trains in Northern New England

By Ryan Kath, NBC Boston 10; June 12, 2019 The leader of the agency that operates the Amtrak Downeaster service…

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Inside Amtrak’s next-generation Acela train: ‘Wi-Fi, craft beers and reliable schedules’

By Kris Van Cleave, CBS This Morning, CBS News; June 11, 2019 Amtrak plans to replace its popular Acela trains…

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CRISI grant to explore Amtrak stop at T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; June 11, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded a $2.8 million Consolidated Rail…

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BACK ON TRACK in Massachusetts: CapeFLYER resumes summer rail service to Hyannis

From Wicked Local Lexington; May 23, 2019 Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s operating partner for commuter rail, and the…

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer wants ‘top-to-bottom review’ of Chinese train maker CRRC that won design contest for New York City subway cars

By The Associated Press, South China Morning Post; May 20, 2019 The US Senate’s top Democrat is calling on the…

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Amtrak’s next-generation Acela cars taking shape

By Ted Mann, The Wall Street Journal, Market Watch; May 12, 2019 HORNELL, N.Y. — The future of American high-speed…

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Massachusetts: Boston City Council votes to support Springfield-to-Boston high-speed passenger rail

By Shira Schoenberg, Masslive,com; May 1, 2019 The Boston City Council on Wednesday passed a resolution expressing support for building…

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Rhode Island: By rail and sea, Alviti looks to enhance mass transit

By JOHN HOWELL, Warwick Beacon; April 30, 2019 It takes an hour, and often a bit longer, to travel by…

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Squirrel takes a ride on the subway in Boston

By Ben Hooper, UPI; April 29, 2019 April 29 (UPI) — Passengers on a Boston commuter train came to the…

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Fare Gates Planned at Three Commuter Rail Hubs in Boston

By State House News Service; Banker & Tradesman; April 25, 2019 Aiming to recoup tens of millions of dollars in…

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New England: Boston Surface Railroad proposing Worcester-Providence commuter rail service offers bonds for sale

By Staff, The Telegram; April 25, 2019 A Rhode Island company seeking to start passenger rail service between Worcester and…

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Massachusetts to fund South Coast rail service extension

By Johanna Seltz, Correspondent, The Boston Globe; April 26, 2019 The state, and not the MBTA, will pick up the…

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Survey: Many commuters in Massachusetts appear near ‘breaking point’ with delays in transportation

By Dialynn Dwyer, Boston.com; April 25, 2019 If you’re sick and tired of your commute by rail or road in…

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Boston Surface Railroad has a transport solution for the Northeast’s underserved metropolitan regions

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; April 25, 2019 The Northeast boasts some of the best transportation systems in the…

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Boston: ‘Human error’ likely cause of Commuter Rail crash, derailment that shut down Fairmount Line

From WHDH 7 News; April 10, 2019 BOSTON (WHDH) – The Fairmount Commuter Rail Line was shut down for about…

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Massachusetts: Commuter rail beats car in race from Boston to Lynn

By Steve Krause and Thor Jourgensen, The Daily Item; April 7, 2019 SOMEWHERE BETWEEN BOSTON AND LYNN — It seemed…

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Inspector General’s report says Amtrak wasted $23 million on unneeded office space

By Ashley Halsey III, The Washington Post; April 2, 2019 Amtrak wasted at least $23 million by acquiring unneeded office…

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In New England, 100 years of Berkshires’ railroading: What will the next century bring?

By Jack Trowill, The Berkshire Edge; March 25, 2019 In 1919, the Hoosac Tunnel had been open for over 40…

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Two big rail projects, one big vision for Massachusetts (Guest viewpoint)

By Stan Rosenberg, masslive.com; March 22, 2019 For decades, we in Western Massachusetts have been trying to get Beacon Hill…

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Transit Police Beat in Boston: Teens Allegedly Cause $7,000 Worth Of Damage To Commuter Rail Train On St. Patrick’s Day

From CBS Boston 4 WBZ; March 18, 2019 BOSTON (CBS) – Things got rowdy on the MBTA this St. Patrick’s…

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Amtrak begins new second service out of Norfolk, Virginia

By Anthony Sabella, WTKR CBS 3; March 4, 2019 NORFOLK, Va. – Looking to travel north to Washington, D.C., New…

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Boston’s MBTA unveils first of 10 commuter rail locomotives undergoing facelift

By Sabrina Schnur, Globe Correspondent, Boston Globe; February 28, 2019 The first of 10 refurbished commuter rail locomotives, overhauled in…

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Amtrak announces schedule for second weekday train to leave Norfolk, Virginia

By Kimberly Pierceall, Staff Writer, The Virginian-Pilot; February 11, 2019 Following up on its earlier announcement that it would add…

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Major capital expenditures planned in older U.S. transit and commuter systems

By Paul Conley, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; January 22, 2019 There’s an enormous amount of money out there for contractors, vendors…

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New details for new Virginia service: Amtrak will begin additional service to Hampton Roads in March

By Staff, Williamsburg Yorktown Daily; January 21, 2019 Amtrak will debut a second train service in Hampton Roads on March…

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