Chicago Metra revises BNSF Line service to address crowding

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; May 22, 2019 Beginning June 3, Metra will add two trains to its BNSF Line weekday…

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer wants ‘top-to-bottom review’ of Chinese train maker CRRC that won design contest for New York City subway cars

By The Associated Press, South China Morning Post; May 20, 2019 The US Senate’s top Democrat is calling on the…

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Illinois to discuss new ways to expand Amtrak Hiawatha service after IDOT letter reinforces suburban concerns

By Daniel I. Dorfman, Chicago Tribune; May 20, 2019 Leaders in Lake Forest and Glenview are praising a recent announcement…

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Illinois: Geneva railroad expansion to start in 2020

By Susan Sarkauskas, Chicago Daily Herald; May 14, 2019 The construction of a third set of railroad tracks on the…

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No North Shore Holding Tracks In Amtrak Hiawatha Expansion: Illinois Department Of Transportation

By Jonah Meadows, Staff, Patch; May 10, 2019 SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Department of Transportation announced last week it…

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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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Congressman To Amtrak: Fix Chicago Union Station’s Falling Concrete

By Tim McNicholas, CBS Chicago 2; May 1, 2019 CHICAGO (CBS) — A U.S. Congressman is calling on Amtrak to…

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Concrete falls on tracks at Chicago Union Station; no one harmed

By Marni Pyke, Chicago Daily Herald; May 1, 2019 Metra commuters heading to Union Station Wednesday morning experienced some delays…

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Indiana: Hoosier State Train to be Suspended in July

By Merritt McLaughlin, Writer/Reporter, Inside Indiana Business; April 29, 2019 INDIANAPOLIS – An Amtrak train service connecting Indianapolis to Chicago…

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Dead train rolling: Amtrak’s Hoosier State faces elimination, as Indiana finalizes $3 million in cuts

By Dave Bangert, Lafayette Journal & Courier; April 25, 2019 LAFAYETTE, Ind. – All last-ditch efforts to save the Hoosier…

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Amtrak: Elimination of Indiana’s Hoosier State line could threaten jobs at Beech Grove yard

By Julia Deng, WISH TV 8; April 25, 2019 BEECH GROVE, Ind. (WISH) — Hundreds of Amtrak jobs in Beech…

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Chicago: CREATE partners plan groundbreaking, assign designer for projects

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; April 25, 2019 Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program partners plan to hold a…

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Indiana: Last-Ditch Pitch to Save Hoosier State Train

By Mary Schuermann Kuhlman, Public News Service, Indiana; April 24, 2019 INDIANAPOLIS – Supporters of passenger rail service are making…

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Politico Morning Transportation: Chicago Democrats take on Amtrak

By Sam Mintz, Politico Morning Transportation; April 24, 2019 High-stakes infrastructure sit-down set for next week CHICAGO DEMS TAKE ON…

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Mark Peterson Opinion: Second Train will benefit Winona, Minnesota

By Mark Peterson, Winona Daily News; April 19, 2019 Those of you who know me well are aware of my…

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Chicago Metra, politicians unload on Amtrak over system failure February 28

By Mitch Dudek, Chicago Sun-Times; April 16, 2019 Metra’s CEO asserted Tuesday that if Metra controlled Union Station instead of…

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Wyanet, Illinois could link passenger trains to the Quad Cities

By Brett Herrmann, News Tribune; April 16, 2019 With bags packed and ticket in hand, Gabriella Jauch waited for the…

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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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Congressman: Amtrak to answer questions about Chicago Union Station delays at hearing Tuesday

By Marni Pyke, Chicago Daily Herald; April 12, 2019 Amtrak officials will face congressional scrutiny next week over a bungled…

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Wisconsin Reader’s View: Encourage leaders to support NLX

By Jason Serck, Superior, Duluth News Tribune; April 11, 2019 I congratulate Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers for moving forward with…

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Wisconsin Department Of Transportation aims to double frequency of Amtrak service through state

By Chris Lueneburg, Channel 3000; April 10, 2019 PORTAGE, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s plan to increase regional…

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Illinois study: Passenger rail in Quad Cities could have a $25 million annual impact

By Jonathan Ketz, WQAD 8; April 10, 2019 PEORIA, Illinois- The Quad Cities chamber of Commerce is making its pitch…

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Glenview, Illinois trustees approve additional funding for Amtrak Hiawatha line opposition, pushing total to $541,000

By Alexandra Kukulka, Reporter, Chicago Tribune; April 9, 2019 Glenview has allocated another $36,000 from the 2019 budget toward finding…

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Amtrak suspends Hoosier State tickets

By Nick Fiala, Reporter, Rensselaer Republican; April 8, 2019 RENSSELAER — Amtrak announced Monday that all tickets sold for rides…

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Amtrak reaches ‘Hail Mary’ time to save Hoosier State train in Lafayette, Indiana

By Dave Bangert, Lafayette Journal & Courier; April 3, 2019 LAFAYETTE, Ind. – From a perch on the walkway that…

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