Los Angeles Metro riders complain of transients sleeping on trains: ‘They seem to be wanting to run a homeless shelter’

By Josh Haskell, KABC ABC 7; May 23, 2019 LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Early morning Metro riders say the trains…

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Las Vegas officials eye linking downtown to proposed high-speed rail

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; May 24, 2019 A $7 billion high-speed rail line slated to connect Las Vegas…

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The Chinese who built America’s Transcontinental railroad are recognised, at last

By Alan Chin, Post Magazine, South China Morning Post; May 23, 2019 Connie Young Yu has put forward her arguments…

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Trump administration cancels $929 million contract for California bullet train

By Tony Bizjak, Bryan Anderson, and Tim Sheehan, The Sacramento Bee; May 16, 2019 In a dramatic move, the Trump…

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CBS47 Investigates in California: High-speed Rail, Fresno mayor wants to build tracks of his own

By Erik Rosales, CBS 47, YourCentralValley.com; May 17, 2019 FRESNO, California – Construction continues on California’s High-Speed Rail, despite the…

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California rail authority awards contract to rebuild rail cars for Metrolink

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; May 15, 2019 The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) has awarded a $138.9 million contract…

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California: Amtrak’s San Joaquin Service Through Valley Expanding

By Jody Murray, GV Wire; May 15, 2019 Amtrak is beefing up its train schedule through the San Joaquin Valley,…

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California was first linked to the East Coast by ‘fast’ transportation 150 years ago

By Jody Meacham, Reporter, Silicon Valley Business Journal; May 10, 2019 A century and a half ago today, a golden…

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From ‘Blade Runner’ to Amtrak, Los Angeles’ Union Station turns 80, boasting a ton of history and scores of film shoots

From Los Angeles Daily News; May 4, 2019 If you’ve ever been to Union Station, you can almost sense the…

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High-speed rail in the U.S. has new promise, and new pitfalls

By Patrick Sisson, Curbed; May 3, 2019 During a press conference last month to announce that his multifaceted Virgin brand…

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U.S. Senates to Amtrak: Explain What You’re Doing To Rail Passenger Service In Kansas

By Corinne Boyer, High Plains Public Radio; May 2, 2019 Long-running frustration about Amtrak’s willingness to keep a rail passenger…

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On California high-speed rail project, Newsom to scale back consultants but push ahead

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times; May 1, 2019 The California bullet train authority, despite spiraling cost increases, schedule delays…

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California’s high-speed rail might start with old-school diesel trains

By Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle; May 1, 2019 The cost of getting high-speed trains up and running in the…

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Traxx Restaurant in Los Angeles Union Station Closes

By Jon Regardie, DT News; April 30, 2019 DTLA—Another iconic Downtown Los Angeles restaurant has closed. This time, it’s Traxx,…

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Elderly woman stranded in Texas after being kicked off Amtrak train, pastor comes to rescue

By Michael Finney and Randall Yip, ABC 7 News; May 1, 2019 PITTSBURG, Calif. (KGO) — A pastor in a…

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California Rail Warriors: As more workers commute by train, Amtrak has plans to get them there quicker

By Allen Pierleoni, Comstock’s; April 30, 2019 Without it — and the 200,000-plus miles of track that followed because of…

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Costs for California’s high-speed rail project may increase by $1.8 billion

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times; April 30, 2019 The cost of building a 119-mile section of the California bullet…

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Got time? You can avoid ‘flygskam’ (Swedish for flight shame)

By John Ryan, KUOW-FM; April 28, 2019 In Sweden, they have a word for the guilty feeling of polluting by…

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San Francisco delays $62 million for Muni’s new rail fleet after a slew of mishaps

By Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle; April 23, 2019 San Francisco officials delayed millions in funding for Muni’s troubled new…

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Cleaner Diesel-Electric Locomotives Now in Service on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Trains

A press release from Amtrak Pacific Surfliner; April 22, 2019 LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Just in time…

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Union Pacific ‘pauses’ construction of new $550 million Texas rail yard

By Paul O’Donnell, Business Editor, The Dallas Morning News; April 20, 2019 Union Pacific is “pausing” construction of its new…

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New San Francisco Muni trains delivered with defective doors

By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, San Francisco Examiner; April 17, 2019 At least some of Muni’s newest light rail vehicles —…

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Politico Morning Transportation: Can private funding save high speed rail?

FAA reopens comments on 737 MAX training report By SAM MINTZ, With help from Tanya Snyder, Politico Morning Transportation; April…

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Texas: Amtrak’s San Antonio station – Where Chicago Meets Los Angeles

By Valérie Eiseler, Rivard Report; April 14, 2019 When Amtrak’s Texas Eagle leaves its station in historic St. Paul’s Square,…

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Richard Branson seeking tie-ins to Las Vegas hotel, planned train

By Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal; April 13, 2019 Richard Branson, whose Virgin Group brand is expected to have…

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