California Opinion: Caltrain needs dedicated source of revenue

By Anna G. Eshoo, Zoe Lofgren and Jackie Speier, The Mercury News; October 3, 2019 We’re fortunate to live in…

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San Francisco Bay Area Officials Lay Groundwork For $100 Billion Transportation Ballot Measure

By Don Ford, KPIX CBS 5 SF Bay Area; October 1, 2019 OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — The greater Bay Area…

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Wisconsin: What ever happened to Madison’s commuter rail concept?

By Dave Zweifel, The Capital Times; August 21, 2019 Clark Johnson and Nona Hill have been advocating for passenger rail,…

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California: A not-so-high-speed train in the Central Valley could be a boon for the Bay Area

By Erin Baldassari, Marin Independent Journal; August 1, 2019 Caltrain could see faster, more frequent service sooner rather than later…

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New England Governors Baker, Lamont, Rainmondo huddle over regional issues

By Matt Murphy, State House News Service, Taunton Daily Gazette; July 16, 2019 WILLIMANTIC, CONN. — Gov. Charlie Baker came…

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Regional Transit Authority updates its master transit plan for Southeast Michigan

By Aaron Mondry, Curbed Detroit; July 15, 2019 After failing to pass a regional transit millage in 2016, the Regional…

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Australia: Metro condemns passenger who slid naked through Melbourne train

By Staff, 9News; July 10, 2019 A passenger has been filmed sliding naked down the centre of a Melbourne train.…

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Massachusetts: After nearly 30 years, a (real) South Coast Rail groundbreaking

By Peter Jasinski, Providence Journal; July 3, 2019 FREETOWN – In a lot of ways, it was a groundbreaking on…

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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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Opinion: Private rail is an American asset

By Raymond J. Keating, The Detroit News; June 23, 2019 Like the Green New Deal, former vice president Joe Biden’s…

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Rough June for New York’s Long Island Rail Road, but railroad president refuses to take ‘foot off the gas’

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; June 23, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road, after steadily improving service since late last…

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Nova Scotia: Halifax council kills commuter rail proposal

By Zane Woodford, The Toronto Star; June 18, 2019 HALIFAX—One councillor’s commuter rail dream has been stopped dead in its…

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Amtrak Bullying Now Targets SEPTA

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; June 18, 2019 WATCHING WASHINGTON, JUNE 2019 – Here…

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New York Penn Station’s upgrade continues with entrance transformation

By Joan Gralla, Newsday; June 16, 2019 The transformation of Penn Station advances Monday when, officials said, work starts on…

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New Jersey Transit train delays hit a record after Governor Murphy’s pledge to fix them

By Bloomberg News, Crain’s New York Business; June 13, 2019 New Jersey Transit commuter trains have hit their worst on-time…

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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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Federal Railroad Administration Announces More Than $326 Million in Grants to Support Railroad Infrastructure

A press release from the Federal Railroad Administration; June 12, 2019: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department…

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‘Saboteur’ cuts wire on fingerprint machine fighting Long Island Rail Road overtime abuse

By Nolan Hicks, Alex Taylor and Aaron Feis, New York Post; June 5, 2019 A suspected saboteur cut a cable…

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Extending New York subway to New Jersey could speed commute for thousands

From Bloomberg, Crain’s New York Business; May 28, 2019 As the Trump administration blocks the Gateway commuter-rail tunnel project, a…

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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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