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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Where will California’s high-speed rail stop in the San Francisco Bay Area?

By Gary Richards, East Bay Times; July 2, 2019 If the billions needed to build the high-speed rail line from…

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California: Valley Link Feasibility Report delivered to the Tri-Valley – San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority Board

From Mass Transit Magazine; July 1, 2019 The Tri-Valley – San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority Board received the Project…

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Who needs high-speed rail? California already has a slow train to ‘nowhere’

By Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle; June 29, 2019 It has been one of those great California dreams — a…

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View from the UK: How America’s first high-speed railway – and Virgin Trains – is transforming Florida

By Simon Veness, The Telegraph; June 26, 2019 Sir Richard Branson may have been absent, but he and his Virgin…

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Virgin Trains’ Orlando, Florida leg underway as railroad eyes expansions to Tampa, Las Vegas

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; June 24, 2019 ORLANDO — As construction of a 125 mph passenger railroad,…

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Federal Transit Administration allocates $300M to Transbay project

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; June 21, 2019 The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) just announced that the Transbay Corridor…

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California transit board names Padgette managing director of Capitol Corridor

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 21, 2019 The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) earlier this week named Rob Padgette…

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California, Amtrak end joint high-speed train bid

By The Associated Press, The Daily Journal; June 21, 2019 SACRAMENTO — Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority said…

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Capitol Corridor increases train speeds in California

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 18, 2019 A new Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) timetable took effect yesterday, reducing…

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Bombardier Announces Expansion of Its U.S. Footprint in California

A press release from Bombardier; June 14, 2019: – New rail car assembly site in the Bay Area will be…

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California: Novato downtown to get full-time SMART station stop

From North Bay Business Journal; June 13, 2019 Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit officials have reversed course and announced the…

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California: Rail Traffic Across Altamont Pass Halted As Pg&E Crews Working On Gas Leak Near Tracks In Livermore

By Bay City News Service, SFGate.com; June 13, 2019 Rail traffic across the Altamont Pass in unincorporated Alameda County was…

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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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