U.S.: For American high-speed rail, 2020 could be a turning point

By Matt McFarland, CNN Business, Erie News Now; July 8, 2020 High-speed rail, long an afterthought in the United States,…

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U.S., California: Metrolink introduces tool to help passengers social distance

By David C. Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; July 9. 2020 With the pandemic and social distancing on the minds…

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U.S., California: Capitol Corridor kicks off environmental review of South Bay rail project

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 1, 2020 The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) earlier this week began the environmental…

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U.S., California: Rancho Cucamonga route could be added to $5 billion train to Las Vegas

By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, The Press Enterprise; July 1, 2020 A San Bernardino County transportation agency on…

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U.S., California: BART launches ridership charts to help returning commuters plan

By Bay City News, KRON 4; June 30, 2020 SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (BCN) – BART said Tuesday that it is…

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U.S.: High-speed rail project gets OK to use I-15 right of way in California

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal, June 30, 2020 Virgin Trains USA’s high speed train plans got another boost after…

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U.S., California: Las Vegas train builder gets more time to sell private activity bonds

By Keeley Webster, The Bond Buyer; June 29, 2020 The California Infrastructure and Economic Bank approved a five-month extension for plans…

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U.S., Commentary: Amtrak, Tri-weekly, The future, and Yogi

Editor’s Note: The commentary below is by Russ Jackson of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of California. Mr. Jackson is the…

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U.S., California: Next phase starts on bringing ACE commuter trains to Turlock and Merced County

By John Holland, The Modesto Bee; June 24, 2020 Rail planners are taking another step toward bringing the Altamont Corridor…

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U.S., California: Bullet train would nick jobs, homes and parks on 14-mile route from Los Angeles to Burbank

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times; May 29, 2020 The future California bullet train’s passage from Burbank to Los Angeles would…

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U.S., California Opinion: The bad news for the bullet train never stops

By The Editorial Board, The Orange County Register; May 1, 2020 The board of the California High-Rail Authority disclosed that…

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U.S.: Will Commuters Ever Go Back to Commuter Trains?

By David Zipper, Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, City Lab; April 30, 2020 Last year, the fiscal management…

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U.S., California: Caltrain Ponders Future As Pandemic Hurts Ridership, Funding

By Margie Shafer, KCBS Radio; April 29, 2020 It was standing room only on Caltrain before the coronavirus outbreak. It’s…

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U.S., California: BART puts small businesses to work on the railroad during pandemic

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; April 23, 2020 Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is taking unprecedented steps to increase…

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U.S., California: Report details plan to greatly increase passenger trains from Modesto to Sacramento

By John Holland, The Modesto Bee; April 21, 2020 Modesto-area residents yearning for better passenger rail to Sacramento might want…

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U.S., California: Rail project 40% done; Redlands and San Bernardino road closures continue

By Jennifer Iyer, Redlands Daily Facts; April 20, 2020 Work on a rail project connecting Redlands and San Bernardino is…

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U.S., California: State Awards $38.7 Million to LOSSAN Agency to Enhance Pacific Surfliner Service

A press release from Amtrak Pacific Surfliner; April 22, 2020: Grant provides $38.7 million for the design and construction of…

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U.S., California/Nevada: California OKs $600 Million in bonds for Virgin Trains high-speed rail project

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; April 14, 2020 A California finance committee Tuesday unanimously approved the allocation of $600…

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U.S., California: Destruction along the tracks by the Del Mar cliffs

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; April 13, 2020 The earth keeps hitting itself, harder and harder. It’s a horrible…

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U.S., California: BART cuts service to just two trains an hour due to COVID-19

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; April 8, 2020 With the COVID-19 continuing to drain the finances of transit agencies…

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U.S., California – SPUR Talk: The Future of Diridon Station

By Roger Rudick, Streetsblog SF; April 8, 2020 A planned top-to-bottom rebuild of San Jose’s main railway station could cost…

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U.S., California – Eduardo Moreno: California Man Tried to Crash Train Into USNS Mercy, Feds Say

By Tom Cleary, heavy.com; April 2, 2020 Eduardo Moreno is a California man and train engineer at the Port of…

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U.S.: California rail panel unveils draft environmental report for Sacramento extension

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; April 1, 2020 The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) yesterday began seeking public input on…

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U.S., California: Redlands, San Bernardino rail work continues despite coronavirus outbreak

By Jennifer Iyer, Redlands Daily Facts; March 23, 2020 Work on the Redlands Passenger Rail Project will continue, at least…

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California: Coronavirus upends ACE rail between Stockton and San Jose. What riders need to know

By John Holland, The Modesto Bee; March 21, 2020 The coronavirus has forced the Altamont Corridor Express to cut the…

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