California: Manager of Valley’s San Joaquin trains may ditch Amtrak as operator

By Dale Yurong, ABC 30 KFSN; November 15, 2019 FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Amtrak has provided rail service in the…

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State asks Florida Department Of Transportation to investigate Tri-Rail bidding process

By Robert Smith, Valliant News; November 14, 2019 The Florida Department of Transportation has been asked to investigate the way…

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South Florida: Tri-Rail frustrated by maintenance issues, duct tape repair

By Robert Smith, Valliant News; November 14, 2019 You can add repairing railroad tracks to the 1,001 uses for duct…

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New Hampshire: After filing for bankruptcy, private rail firm says work with Nashua is ‘sort of on hold’

By Kimberly Houghton, Correspondent, New Hampshire Union Leader; November 14, 2019 NASHUA — Boston Surface Railroad Company, the entity working…

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California: Nation’s first hydrogen-powered passenger train will operate in Inland Empire

From Fontana Herald News; November 14, 2019 A contract signing on Nov. 13 between Stadler U.S. and the San Bernardino…

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Can the Paris Metro Make Room for More Riders?

By Feargus O’Sullivan, City Lab; November 13, 2019 After five years of unprecedented passenger growth, the Paris Metro system is…

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Opinion: The Connecticut Department Of Transportation needs to modernize our railways — and its thinking

Connecticut Viewpoints By Robert Hale, The Connecticut Mirror; November 13, 2019 Connecticut’s citizens deserve fast, reliable, and practical rail service…

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Photos: Trains, spectacles and everyday miracles at Los Angeles Union Station

By Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News; November 13, 2019 A loud “excuse me!” filled the air as I quickly…

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Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski calls for Metra to take over Chicago Union Station from Amtrak after ‘disastrous’ service outage, falling concrete

By Mary Wisniewski, Chicago Tribune; November 13, 2019 After a “disastrous” service outage that delayed tens of thousands of passengers…

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Considering the Rail Passenger Purview

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; November 11, 2019 There are many reasons why people should choose public transit; from…

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Chicago Metra spending $15.5 million on security cameras in passenger cars

By Marni Pyke, Chicago Daily Herald; November 8, 2019 Metra plans to deploy an army of security cameras on all…

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New York City’s Grand Central Train Shed Project May Take 20 Years, Report Says

By Brendan Krisel, Staff, Patch; November 11, 2019 MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, NY — The Metropolitan Transit Authority is getting ready to…

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Connecticut governor to invest $6.2 billion in rail

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; November 8, 2019 Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont yesterday published his 10-year vision for investing $21 billion…

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Transportation Security Administration Administrator: No need for airport-like security for rail travel

From Stock Daily Dish; November 9, 2019 Airport-like security screenings are not necessary for Amtrak or other rail travel, the…

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British Columbia: Could the next West Coast Express stop be in Burnaby?

By Jennifer Saltman, Vancouver Sun; November 7, 2019 Burnaby’s mayor is looking into whether it is feasible to add a…

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Washington Union Station badly needs updates. Here’s why fixing it is so complicated.

By George Kevin Jordan, Editor and Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; November 7, 2019 Union Station in DC is a key…

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San Francisco: ‘It made my day’: Mini horse riding BART trains delights passengers

By Nico Savidge, Bay Area News Group, The Mercury News; November 5, 2019 A little horse was a big deal…

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Miss Manners: Train commuter unsure of etiquette

From The Ledger; November 5, 2019 DEAR MISS MANNERS: The train I take to commute to work is composed of…

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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority offers employees 4 hours of pay to not vote during work

By David Meyer, New York Post; November 4, 2019 At the MTA, it pays vote early. The transit agency offered…

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Boston Critics: $10-$28 Billion Commuter Rail overhaul could be a ‘New Big Dig’

By Sean Philip Cotter and Mary Markos, Boston Herald; November 4, 2019 The MBTA is moving forward on a plan…

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Pennsylvania: Rat rides SEPTA train, causes chaos for passengers

By Virginia Streva, Staff, Philly Voice; November 3, 2019 Anyone who’s taken a SEPTA train before knows that rats exist…

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South Florida: Pressure growing to extend Tri-Rail into Miami neighborhoods with new stations

By Douglas Hanks, Miami Herald; November 2, 2019 Tri-Rail’s delayed arrival into downtown Miami may be a year away, but…

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Massachusetts commuter rail visions leave question: Who will pay?

By Chris Lisinski, State House News Service, Worcester Telegram; October 28, 2019 BOSTON – Two elected officials and two transportation…

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Woman gives birth aboard Tokyo train

By Niña V. Guno, Inquirer.net; October 24, 2019 A family in Tokyo welcomed its latest addition while on board a…

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Back on Track: How U.S. Cities Are Reinventing Their Train Depots

By Matt Grossman, Commercial Observer; October 22, 2019 Get them talking, and you’ll quickly learn that train buffs and history…

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