Two big rail projects, one big vision for Massachusetts (Guest viewpoint)

By Stan Rosenberg, masslive.com; March 22, 2019 For decades, we in Western Massachusetts have been trying to get Beacon Hill…

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UK: Trains that are just one minute behind schedule will now be classed as late as punctuality standards are set to tighten across rail networks

By James Salmon, Transport Editor, The Daily Mail; March 21, 2019 Trains will soon be classed as late if they…

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Editorial Opinion: New York and New Jersey need a Plan B for the Hudson rail tunnel

By The Post Editorial Board; New York Post; March 18, 2019 With Team Trump blocking funds for a new cross-Hudson…

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Southeast Asia pins hopes on rail to ease chronic congestion

By SHOTARO TANI, Nikkei staff writer, Nikkei Asian Review; March 19, 2019 JAKARTA — Indonesia’s first high-capacity commuter rail network is…

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Opinion: Why we need to build Gateway now

By Scott Slesinger, Opinion Contributor, The Hill; March 17, 2019 Why is the nation’s most pressing infrastructure project stuck languishing…

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Florida Department of Transportation: SunRail ridership and property values up

By Rachel Christian, Staff Writer, Osceola News-Gazette; March 16, 2019 SunRail is celebrating five years of service May 1. SunRail…

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Central Florida: Famous Winter Park art show would have been better with SunRail — oh, well | Editorial

By The Editorial Board, The Orlando Sentinel; March 13, 2019 If there ever was a weekend Central Florida needed SunRail,…

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North Carolina: Has Duke University killed the Durham-Orange light-rail project? Here’s what leaders say now

By Tammy Grubb, The News & Observer; March 13, 2019 DURHAM Duke University may have dealt a devastating blow to…

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U.S. Representative Dan Lipinski asks if Amtrak will reimburse Chicago Metra commuters for disruption

From Crain’s Chicago Business; March 12, 2019 Congressman Dan Lipinski, who heads the House subcommittee that has oversight for rail,…

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New York’s Metro-North pays engineers to stay home, while service west of the Hudson deteriorates

By Thomas C. Zambito, Rockland/Westchester Journal News; March 13, 2019 Metro-North Railroad has gone on a hiring spree, adding locomotive…

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Trump budget slashes funding for Amtrak long-distance service

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 12, 2019 President Donald Trump’s fiscal-year 2020 budget request submitted yesterday calls for “restructuring” Amtrak…

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Comptroller report: New York’s Long Island Rail Road did not follow its ‘playbook’ during service disruptions

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; March 11, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road’s failure to comply with its own internal…

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8 Remnants of Current New York Penn Station That Will Disappear Soon

By Michelle Young, Untapped Cities; March 12, 2019 As fans of Untapped Cities know (especially those that have taken our…

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Trump Administration issues Fiscal Year 2020 budget proposal. Reaction: ‘The sky is falling and the Earth is rushing up to meet it.’

By J. Bruce Richardson; March 12, 2019 The Trump Administration submitted its proposed Fiscal Year 2020 federal budget to Congress…

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Indiana: Rail projects top infrastructure investments

By Andrew Steele, The Times, nwi.com; March 10, 2019 The web of commuter rail that spreads from downtown Chicago into…

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In Texas, TEXRail helps boost Fort Worth’s economic profile

By Michael Popke, Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 2019 At 3 a.m. on Jan. 10, six people were lined up to…

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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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North Carolina: Off the rails: Duke and Durham’s disconnect

By Gino Nuzzolillo, The Chronicle; March 8, 2019 Last Wednesday, Duke notified GoTriangle that it refused to sign on to…

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CSX sees Amtrak on time performance grade jump a bit — but there’s still room for improvement

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; March 8, 2019 Amtrak, the nation’s largest passenger railroad, owns almost none of…

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Bill introduced in Minnesota legislature to study passenger rail on Dan Patch Line

By Christine Schuster, Savage Pacer; March 6, 2019 A bill introduced by local legislators would authorize a feasibility study for…

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South Florida: Tri-Rail has new drones to watch the railways for safety. When will they start flying?

By Marcia Heroux Pounds, Reporter, South Florida Sun Sentinel; March 8, 2019 You may one day see drones flying over…

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Alberta: Province considering results of Calgary-Banff mass transit study

By Cathy Ellis, Rocky Mountain Outlook; March 7, 2019 BANFF – The provincial government seems open to the idea of…

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New York’s Long Island Rail Road South Fork Commuter Connection Launches Monday Despite Morning Storm Delays

By Greg Wehner, 27east.com; March 4, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road on Monday morning kicked off its inaugural run…

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Great Britain: Passengers flipping out over train to ‘London St Pancake’

By Emma Bowden, Press Association, Independent.ie; March 5, 2019 Commuters were given a sweet treat on Shrove Tuesday as London…

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