Scotland: The unexpected age of ScotRail’s toughest customers

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; May 24, 2019 They are ScotRail’s hardest-to-please passengers. Young people are not just the most…

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Washington State: State senators to unveil plan for oversight of Sound Transit after fatal Dupont derailment

By News Staff, KIRO 7; May 23, 2019 DUPONT, Wash. – State senators are set to unveil a plan for…

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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority hiring consultant to crack down on payroll amid overtime fiasco

By Nolan Hicks, New York Post; May 22, 2019 The MTA will hire an outside consultant to review its payroll…

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Germany – Female train guard is fired for secretly filming hardcore porn movies in carriages after work: X-rated movies showed German worker whipping ‘passengers’ caught without tickets

By Tim Stickings, Daily Mail; May 22, 2019 A female German railway worker has lost her job after allegedly shooting…

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At 80, Los Angeles Union Station tries to reinvent itself for a rail future

By Colleen Shalby, Los Angeles Times; May 21, 2019 For two decades, Traxx was a top draw at Union Station…

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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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Boston Surface Railroad Company looks to raise capital ahead of 2020 opening

By LAUREN CLEM, Staff Writer, The Valley Breeze; May 15, 2019 WOONSOCKET – Plans for an intercity passenger rail between…

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Texas: TEXRail in Grapevine provides a path to transit across the region

By Miranda Jaimes, Community Impact Newspaper; May 15, 2019 About 200,000 have taken advantage of TEXRail in its first four…

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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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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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Amtrak and New Jersey TRANSIT Continue Partnership with $31 Million Northeast Corridor Infrastructure Investment

A press release from Amtrak; May 14, 2019: NEW YORK – Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT today announced a joint $31…

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Editorial Opinion: End of the line for New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority overtime abuse? Don’t count on it

By The Editors, Crain’s New York Business; May 13, 2019 Stop the presses: Transit workers are exploiting the system to…

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New York Governor Cuomo says massive overtime at Long Island Rail Road ‘physically impossible’

By Bernadette Hogan, Rich Calder and Ruth Brown, New York Post; May 10, 2019 He’s finally on board. Gov. Cuomo…

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Long Island Rail Road employees refusing to work overtime after MTA crackdown

By Ruth Brown and Nolan Hicks, New York Post; May 10, 2019 Hundreds of Long Island Rail Road workers are…

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Central Florida’s SunRail Rolling Out $200,000 Mobile App

By Staff, Spectrum News 13; May 13, 2019 ORLANDO, Fla. — On the heels of its fifth anniversary, SunRail is…

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English train driver ‘watching porn on tannoy’ leaves passengers in hysterics

By Neil Murphy, The Mirror; May 10, 2019 This is the hilarious moment when porn noises were broadcasted over a…

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Texas: Why is TEXRail naming this train car Spike?

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; May 10, 2019 FORT WORTH Later this year, Fort Worth residents who travel on…

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Minnesota: Northstar maintenance facility gets $4M upgrade

By Brian Johnson, Finance & Commerce; May 2, 2019 A Northstar Commuter Rail maintenance facility in Big Lake is undergoing…

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New York City’s Grand Central Terminal Goes Digital

By Marlo Safi, National Review; April 30, 2019 Americans need to keep in mind the aphorism, “If it ain’t broke,…

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Central Florida editorial: Happy 5-year anniversary, SunRail — now let’s make it better

By The Editorial Board, Orlando Sentinel; April 30, 2019 Let’s be honest — SunRail was a consolation prize. What Central…

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Indiana’s new budget boosts South Shore Line investment; signed by Governor Holcomb

By Dan Carden, Cherokee Tribune & Ledger News; April 29, 2019 INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb signed into law Indiana’s…

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John Breunig: Connecticut rail tips from strangers on a train

By John Breunig, Editorial Page Editor, The Stamford Advocate; April 28, 2019 I hop aboard the 9:05 a.m. from Danbury…

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Riding the Connecitcut rails with Department Of Transportation and Metro-North leaders

By Jacqueline Smith, NewsTimes; April 26, 2019 Joe Giulietti donned his charcoal pin-striped suit, strapped on black boots with two…

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Fare Gates Planned at Three Commuter Rail Hubs in Boston

By State House News Service; Banker & Tradesman; April 25, 2019 Aiming to recoup tens of millions of dollars in…

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New England: Boston Surface Railroad proposing Worcester-Providence commuter rail service offers bonds for sale

By Staff, The Telegram; April 25, 2019 A Rhode Island company seeking to start passenger rail service between Worcester and…

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