U.S., Montana: Amtrak cuts could have outsized impact on Hi-Line

By Justin Franz, Montana Free Press; July 6, 2020 Whitefish is the busiest stop in Montana for Amtrak’s daily Empire…

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U.S., Commentary: Amtrak cuts are shortsighted

By The Editorial Board, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; July 5, 2020 Amtrak is a vital public transportation service and an economic benefit…

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U.S., Michigan: Grand Rapids-Chicago Amtrak Pere Marquette trains return next week

A press release from the Michigan Department of Transportation; June 20, 2020: June 20, 2020 —Beginning June 29 and 30,…

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U.S.: Illinois Wins Grant That Will Benefit Amtrak Hiawatha Expansion

By Jeramey Jannene, Urban Milwaukee; May 29, 2020 A new federal grant to repair a railroad junction in Illinois will…

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U.S.: Will Commuters Ever Go Back to Commuter Trains?

By David Zipper, Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, City Lab; April 30, 2020 Last year, the fiscal management…

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U.S., Wisconsin/Illinois: Amtrak replaces Milwaukee-Chicago trains with buses

By Brad Evans, Digital Media Manager, WISN ABC 12; April 23, 2020 MILWAUKEE — Amtrak announced it will temporarily suspend…

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U.S., Illinois, Commentary: Chicago’s ‘crush hour’ may take a new turn, but COVID-19 is not CTA or Metra’s death knell

By Jon Hilkevitch, Contributor, Chicago Sun-Times; April 23, 2020 In a very different time only a decade ago, safeguarding public…

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U.S., Illinois: Chicago Metra may lose over $500 million — and 97% of riders — due to coronavirus

By Manny Ramos, Chicago Sun-Times; April 15, 2020 Metra is expecting significant loss in vital revenue streams due to the…

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U.S., Wisconsin: Amtrak reduces Hiawatha trips by more than 70% due to COVID-19

By Nick Williams, Reporter, Milwaukee Business Journal; April 14, 2020 Service from Milwaukee to Chicago on Amtrak’s Hiawatha Line has…

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U.S., Long Distance Trains: Amtrak routes through Colorado see ridership dip, but no plans to eliminate service

By Michael Karlik, Colorado Politics; March 20, 2020 When Kevin Patterson was riding his bicycle in Glenwood Springs earlier this…

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U.S., Amtrak: Midwest Service Changes, Effective March 19 & 21

A press release from Amtrak; March 18, 2020: Modified schedules in Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan, to and from Chicago Amtrak…

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U.S., Michigan: Amtrak blames freight trains for passenger delays getting worse

By Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press; February 24, 2020 Americans who travel by train know all about this: Never in…

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U.S., Wisconsin: Eau Claire City Council to consider shuttle service to Amtrak in Tomah

By Victoria Saha, WAOW News 9 ABC; February 22, 2020 Eau Claire (WQOW) – Traveling to larger cities might get easier…

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U.S., Indiana: South Shore double track project between Michigan City and Gary to enter engineering phase

From South Bend Tribune; February 13, 2020 A project to cut South Shore train commute times between northwest Indiana communities…

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U.S., Indiana: How the South Shore team works round-the-clock to keep trains moving

By Jim Pinkerton, Reporter, WSBT 22; February 6, 2020 As many as 12,000 people a day ride the South Shore…

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U.S., Wisconsin Commentary: You can see the country’s soul from a train

By Dave Zweifel, The Capital Times; February 7, 2020 I took my annual Amtrak trip a couple of weeks ago,…

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U.S.: See Every Corner of the U.S. With This Cross-country Train Journey That Only Costs $1,000

By Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure; February 07, 2020 In 2019, more people than ever before took to the railways…

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U.S.: Amtrak reverses course on charging wheelchair users $25,000 to reconfigure train car

By Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY; January 21, 2020 Amtrak has reversed course and will not charge an accessibility advocacy group $25,000 for…

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U.S.: Amtrak pitches new Memphis-to-Chicago, other Tennessee lines to state legislators

By Sandy Mazza, Nashville Tennessean; January 15, 2020 Railway enthusiasts in Memphis could see an additional daylight route to Chicago,…

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U.S.: Year of the train? Advocates look to restore passenger rail along Montana’s southern route

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current, KZBK 7; January 5, 2020 While it’s been more than four decades since passenger rail…

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U.S., Illinois: Union Pacific wants to bail out of running Chicago Metra lines

By David C. Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; December 23, 2019 The Chicago Daily Herald is reporting that Metra, the…

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U.S., Illinois: Amtrak advances plan for a Chicago Union Station food hall

By David Roeder, Chicago Sun-Times; December 10, 2019 Amtrak, owner of Chicago’s Union Station, has hired real estate firm Cushman…

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U.S., Illinois: Amtrak honored for Chicago Union Station restoration project

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; December 11, 2019 Amtrak‘s $22 million project to restore the Great Hall at Chicago Union Station…

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U.S., Wisconsin: Traditions keep friendship on track for Milwaukee-to-Chicago train commuters

By Molly Snyder, Senior Writer, OnMilwaukee.com; December 11, 2019 Seven times a day, the Amtrak Hiawatha departs from Milwaukee to…

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U.S.: Amtrak Hiawatha line that stops in Glenview, Illinois gets funding from Wisconsin lawmakers to buy new rail cars

By Ryan Nilsson, Pioneer Press, Chicago Tribune; December 10, 2019 Amtrak’s Hiawatha line, which runs between Milwaukee and Chicago and…

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