U.S., California: Amtrak may soon sell bus-only tickets from Bakersfield to Santa Barbara, Victorville

BY JOHN COX, The Bakersfield Californian; January 21, 2020 A vote coming Friday could give Amtrak permission to begin offering…

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U.S.: California delays vote on 2nd round of Virgin Trains bond allocation

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; January 15, 2020 A California finance committee on Wednesday put off a decision on…

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U.S., California: Capitol Corridor authority releases draft business plan

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 16, 2020 The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) yesterday released a draft business plan,…

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U.S.: Should you take the train? Here’s how to decide.

By Christopher Elliott, The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle; January 15, 2020 If you’re visiting Southern California, taking the train…

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U.S.: California’s Real ‘Train to Nowhere’

By Phillip Sprincin, City Journal; December 27, 2019 A major feature of the urban renaissance of the past three decades…

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U.S., Southern California: Metrolink Set To Invest $10 Billion For Rail Improvements, Impacting Santa Clarita

By Jade Aubuchon, KHTS; December 23, 2019 Santa Clarita and other Southern California cities can expect an economic boost of…

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U.S., Nevada and California: Virgin Trains updates timeline for Las Vegas-to-Southern Cal train

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; December 10, 2019 While construction on the long-talked about high-speed train between Las Vegas…

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U.S., Nevada: Clark County vows support of Virgin Trains’ planned bond request

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; December 3, 2019 Clark County officials vowed Tuesday to support the financing plan Virgin…

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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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Rails Rockies; Taking a trip by train was relaxing and marked by gorgeous views

Story and photos by RACHEL SCHNALZER, Los Angeles Times, The Lewiston Tribune; November 24, 2019 Welcome to Moooooon River,” the…

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California hydrogen-powered train will be able to travel 79 mph and carry 108 passengers

By ALEJANDRO CANO, Reporter, Redlands Community News; November 21, 2019 In 2024, a hydrogen-powered train with capacity for 108-seated passengers,…

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California: Manager of Valley’s San Joaquin trains may ditch Amtrak as operator

By Dale Yurong, ABC 30 KFSN; November 15, 2019 FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Amtrak has provided rail service in the…

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California: Nation’s first hydrogen-powered passenger train will operate in Inland Empire

From Fontana Herald News; November 14, 2019 A contract signing on Nov. 13 between Stadler U.S. and the San Bernardino…

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Photos: Trains, spectacles and everyday miracles at Los Angeles Union Station

By Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News; November 13, 2019 A loud “excuse me!” filled the air as I quickly…

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San Francisco: ‘It made my day’: Mini horse riding BART trains delights passengers

By Nico Savidge, Bay Area News Group, The Mercury News; November 5, 2019 A little horse was a big deal…

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Billionaire Branson Gets Billions In Bonds To Launch Vegas To California Train Service

By Michael Goldstein, Contributor, Forbes; October 31, 2019 Sir Richard Branson was in the news this week. Virgin Galactic, the…

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California: Thousands of jobs and 1,200 news housing units expected to be created as part of Virgin Trains USA

From Victor Valley News; October 24, 2019 APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Virgin Trains USA Vice President Bob O’Malley was…

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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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Prominent Las Vegans gush over Virgin train to Victorville, California

By Dana Gentry, Nevada Current; October 18, 2019 The O’Jays — who enjoined people all over the world to start…

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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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Virgin Trains USAs’ Las Vegas to Los Angeles line on track for 2023 opening

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; October 15, 2019 After years of chatter, Virgin Trains USA appears ready to bring…

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Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Introduces 13th Roundtrip

A press release from Amtrak; October 10, 2019: ORANGE, Calif., Oct. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® will soon offer…

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Manteca, California: GET READY FOR 135 TRAINS A DAY

By Dennis Wyatt, Manteca Bulletin; October 11, 2019 Union Pacific Railroad has put Manteca on notice to expect 135 trains…

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California: San Bernardino County transit committee votes to pursue new train service in place of Gold Line light-rail

By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Daily Bulletin; October 10, 2019 Signaling a change in course, a committee of…

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