The particular sheen of America by Amtrak.

By Caity Weaver, The New York Times Magazine; March 20, 2019 Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross…

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Don’t Let The Bastards Grind You Down – An Ode To The Late Byron Nordberg

By Noel T. Braymer, ntbraymer – Rail Passenger Service in California and the USA; March 15, 2019 One of my…

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Sleeper to Seattle: 39 hours on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight

Editor’s Note: The author makes an oblique reference to sharing sleeping car space with other passengers. While this custom may…

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California: You could take a train to the Coachella and Stagecoach festivals by 2020

By Alex Groves, The Press-Enterprise; March 7, 2019 The traffic getting to and from the Coachella Valley Music and Arts…

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California: CalSTA awards $13.1M of SRA funds to advance 9 California projects

By Kyra Senese, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; March 7, 2019 The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) has awarded $13.1 million…

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King City, California train station becoming reality after state approves $1.5M for project

By Ryan Cronk, The King City Rustler; March 7, 2019 KING CITY — More than $1.5 million in state funding…

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San Francisco’s Muni may lower seats on new trains 2 inches for shorter riders

By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, San Francisco Examiner; March 5, 2019 Since San Francisco’s futuristic new train fleet first click-clacked down…

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California: Trump plan to take back rail money ‘disastrous’

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press, Tri-City Herald; March 4, 2019 SACRAMENTO, Calif. Leaders of California’s high-speed rail project told the…

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Governor Newsom’s shorter California bullet train plan likely to run out of money before completion

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times; March 3, 2019 The California bullet train project will probably run out of money…

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Even California’s Analysts Are Confused About Bullet Train Fate

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg; February 26, 2019 Even California’s studiously deliberate bureaucrats are confused by what Governor Gavin Newsom intends…

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‘It feels like a nightmare’: Amtrak Coast Starlight train stuck for 36 hours arrives back in Seattle

By Tammy Mutasa, KOMO News; February 27, 2019 SEATTLE — Amtrak passengers who spent 36 hours stranded in the snow in…

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How Regulation Could Slow Down the Future in California

By Jill Cowan, The New York Times; February 26, 2019 Yesterday, my colleagues Thomas Fuller, Jennifer Medina and Conor Dougherty…

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California: Why not try a ‘faster’ speed rail system first? It could work now

Commentary By Jim Gonzalez, CALmatters; February 25, 2019 Claims by President Donald Trump and other naysayers aside, Gov. Gavin Newsom…

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Opinion: How rail could play a role in Southern California infrastructure improvements

By Marc Joffe, Redlands Daily Facts; February 23, 2019 Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to pause the most expensive portions of…

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Stabilization, not tunnel, is first priority for vulnerable bluff-top Del Mar tracks in California

By Phil Diehl, The San Diego Union-Tribune; February 23, 2019 Protecting the train tracks on the crumbling seaside bluffs in…

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Whither (wither) high-speed rail?

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; February 21, 2019 By now, everybody in the rail management and advocacy…

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White House Wants California to Return $2.5 Billion High-Speed Rail Funding

By Lucas Laursen, Fortune Magazine; February 20, 2019 The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is canceling a $929 million grant…

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California: How trains under the bay – not high-speed rail – may connect Sacramento and San Francisco

By Tony Bizjak, The Sacramento Bee; February 20, 2019 For decades, train riders from Sacramento to San Francisco have been…

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After high-speed rail demise in California: Downtown San Francisco to Downtown LA trains?

An Opinion By Stanford M. Horn, San Francisco Examiner; February 20, 2019 The U. S. Census counted 10 million Californians…

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No, California Governor Gavin Newsom didn’t kill high-speed rail. But what’s his Plan B?

By Tony Bizjak, Tim Sheehan, and Rory Appleton, The Sacramento Bee; February 18, 2019 It’s been a dream for years…

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Why the future of Caltrain is being built in Salt Lake City, Utah

By Casey Tolan, Bay Area News Group, The Mercury News; February 17, 2019 SALT LAKE CITY — The future of…

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Bullet train went from peak California innovation to the project from hell

By Laura J. Nelson and Joe Mozingo, Los Angeles Times; February 14, 2019 It was billed as the most ambitious…

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Did dream of high-speed trains die in US? No, it could still be a reality in California – and elsewhere

By Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY; February 13, 2019 LOS ANGELES – California could still bring the nation’s first high-speed rail train to reality, proponents…

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American Public Transportation Association Transit News – California High-Speed Rail Project is Critical to Creating Economic Opportunities

A press release from APTA/American Public Transportation Association; February 13, 2019: Washington, DC  Statement by APTA President and CEO Paul…

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