Every Stranger Has a Story in ‘The Coast Starlight’

By Dan Letchworth, San Diego Magazine; September 6, 2019 For Americans, there’s an intrinsic romance to train travel. Trains are…

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Southern California: Old rail tracks in Redlands will soon be gone, and no, you can’t have the ties

By Jennifer Iyer and Jessica Keating, Redlands Daily Facts, The Press-Enterprise; August 30, 2019 Crews are wrapping up work to…

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California: Forty trains a day through Altamont at up to 125 mph? It could happen, weary drivers

By John Holland, The Modesto Bee; September 1, 2019 Passenger rail service could increase 10-fold over Altamont Pass – enticing…

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Amtrak’s Southwest Chief lives to ride the rails another day

By Karl Zimmermann, Los Angeles Times; September 2, 2019 “I stay positive,” said Mary Lou, the sleeper attendant on Amtrak’s…

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California: New Altamont Corridor Express (ACE®) Saturday Service

From Caravan News; September 3, 2019 The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) is pleased to announce the launch of…

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Las Vegas: High-speed train to California back on track, construction set for 2020

By Cinthia Maldonado, KTNV ABC 13; August 27, 2019 LAS VEGAS (KTNV) —  Las Vegas is one step closer to…

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California county prepares to seize Mount Hood Railroad property from Iowa Pacific

By Emily Fitzgerald, Hood River News; August 17, 2019 Hood River County is preparing to move forward with seizure of…

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Oregon, on the Coast Starlight: Amtrak passenger arrested for threats against passengers and conductor near Odell Lake

From Klamath Falls News; August 4, 2019 Late Sunday morning Amtrak Train 14 the Coast Starlight, Los Angeles to Seattle,…

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Andrew Selden: Deciphering the Amtrak Puzzle

By Andrew Selden, Railway Age Magazine; August 5, 2019 CEO Richard Anderson’s announced strategy to reposition Amtrak’s train operations is…

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San Francisco Bay Area: Caltrain and our regional transit system

By Jim Hartnett, The Daily Journal; August 3, 2019 Every day, inefficient transportation networks and increasing traffic congestion are having…

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California/Las Vegas: Virgin Trains seeking $800 million in bonds for high-speed rail project

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; August 1, 2019 Virgin Trains is looking to finally get the long-talked about high-speed…

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In a blow to the bullet train, California might shift billions to Los Angeles, Bay Area projects

By Ralph Vartabedian, Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times; July 30, 2019 Key California lawmakers have devised a plan to shift billions…

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Del Mar, California is weak link in San Diego’s coastal railroad

By Phil Diehl, Del Mar Times; July 28, 2019 Only one set of railroad tracks on a fragile sandstone bluff in…

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Rail from Los Angeles to Las Vegas? Metro officials are talking with Virgin Trains

By Elijah Chiland, Curbed Los Angeles; July 26, 2019 The head of Los Angeles’s largest transit agency said Thursday that…

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Virgin Trains USA Seeks $3.6 Billion in Muni Bonds for California-to-Vegas Rail Line

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg; July 26, 2019 The company behind the nation’s first privately-owned intercity passenger railway in more than…

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California: Wig Wag Festival Sunday To Celebrate Restoration Of Train Signals

By Bay City News Service, SFGate.com; July 24, 2019 Railroads were essential to the settlement and founding of Richmond in…

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California: Caltrain maps out big growth and how to pay the $25 billion tab

By Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle; July 22, 2019 Caltrain, the Peninsula commuter rail that started chugging when Abraham Lincoln…

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California: The future of transportation in the Inland Empire

By Darcy Mcnaboe, The Sun; July 20, 2019 With more than 120 people a day moving into the Inland Empire,…

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San Francisco: Why do the new Caltrains have floating doors raised 4-feet off the ground?

By Nikki Tran, SFGate.com; July 19, 2019 Have you seen the designs for the new Caltrain cars of the future?…

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California moving toward awarding $1.65 billion hi-speed rail contract

By David Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; July 17, 2019 Although the California hi-speed rail project has had a bumpy…

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California: How to get around wine country without drinking and driving

By Brock Keeling, Curbed San Francisco; July 18, 2019 Once you cross north over the Golden Gate Bridge, it becomes…

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California’s Pacific Surfliners: Amtrak boosts capacity to handle travelers flocking to Comic-Con 2019

A Staff Report, The Orange County Register; July 16, 2019 Amtrak is anticipating one of the busiest weeks of the…

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California/Las Vegas: Victorville-Vegas train may be rolling by 2023

By Bryce Huffine, Daily Press; July 15, 2019 VICTORVILLE — High Desert residents eager for high-speed rail travel between here and…

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California: Construction begins on Redlands rail mainline, celebration planned

By Jennifer Iyer, Redlands Daily Facts; July 11, 2019 As construction for the mainline of a rail project connecting Redlands…

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San Francisco: Turning Muni’s subway system around

By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, San Francisco Examiner; July 7, 2019 For the more than 140,000 people who ride the Muni…

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