Transit Police Beat in Boston: Teens Allegedly Cause $7,000 Worth Of Damage To Commuter Rail Train On St. Patrick’s Day

From CBS Boston 4 WBZ; March 18, 2019 BOSTON (CBS) – Things got rowdy on the MBTA this St. Patrick’s…

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More space, accessibility part of $600 million New York Penn Station makeover for Long Island Rail Road passengers

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; March 15, 2019 Long Island Rail Road commuters are closer to a brighter, more spacious…

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Portal Bridge’s Reign of Misery Ending for New York City-Area Train Riders

By Elise Young, Bloomberg; March 15, 2019 Thousands of riders sometimes stranded by the mechanical fits of a 108-year-old New…

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UK passengers rarely feel they have a relationship with their train company

From Global Railway Review; March 12, 2019 New research published by Transport Focus, to inform the Williams Rail Review, has…

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The right way in New York and New Jersey: Gateway boondoggle must scale back and fix the Hudson tunnels now

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; March 12, 2019 On Tuesday, the Amtrak officials pushing the railway’s $30…

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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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ANALYSIS: Are train services in rural France set to finally be derailed?

By John Lichfield, The Local France; March 6, 2019 For railways March is always the cruellest month. In March 1963…

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Ontario: Metrolinx issues safety warning after commuter’s backpack was caught by passing train

By Chris Fox, CTV News Toronto; March 1, 2019 Metrolinx has launched a safety campaign after a passenger’s bag was…

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FRA Issues National Trespass Prevention Strategy

A press release from the United States Department of Transportation; February 19, 2019: WASHINGTON – The U.S Department of Transportation’s…

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Train Troubles in Japan: Railway Passengers Declare Backpacks a Major Nuisance

From Nippon.com; February 15, 2019 Railway passengers endure stifling trains and other miseries on their crowded commutes, but the behavior…

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Frank Wilner opinion: Amtrak vs. freights: A messy MRSA

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; January 31, 2019 If you’re passionate about on-time performance…

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Chicago’s Frigid Cold Forces Crews to Set Railroad Tracks Ablaze to Keep Trains Moving

By Don Reisinger, Fortune Magazine; January 30, 2019 Chicago is cold. Like, really, really cold. And now crews have been…

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New York: Hidden Long Island Rail Road Train Station May Be Coming To Town Near You

By Carolyn Gusoff, CBS New York 2; January 21, 2019 YAPHANK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — One of the smallest train stations…

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Chicago: Man gets 3 years for punching Metra conductor after refusing to pay $8 fare

By Sun-Times Wire; Chicago Sun-Times; January 7, 2019 A man was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for punching…

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Construction starting today at New York Penn Station to affect Long Island Rail Road riders

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; January 7, 2019 LIRR riders could find their regular trains more crowded than usual, diverted…

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Amtrak issues RFQ to upgrade Claytor Concourse in Washington Union Station

From Railway Technology; January 7, 2019 US-based passenger railroad service Amtrak has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to select…

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Infrastructure push will hit familiar roadblocks in new Congress

By Sam Mintz, Politico Morning Transportation; January 2, 2019 … —All 41 railroads required by law to implement positive train…

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How did New Jersey Transit epically fail commuters in 2018? Let’s count the ways

By Larry Higgs, NJ.com; December 26, 2018 When Gov. Phil Murphy appointed a new transportation commissioner in January, he called…

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Expanding Washington’s Long Bridge is key to region’s growing rail needs, officials say

By Luz Laso, The Washington Post; December 22, 2018 For more than a century, the Long Bridge has carried freight…

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Arizona: Development around light rail has changed Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa

By Catherine Reagor and Jessica Boehm, Arizona Republic; December 20, 2018 Uptown Phoenix’s Camelback Road and Central Avenue area was…

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Crossing the Rubicon: Amtrak effectively admits a key piece of its overblown, overpriced Gateway plan is a waste

By The Daily News Editorial Board, New York Daily News; December 16, 2018 After years of blasting Amtrak for its…

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California: Because they’re out of colors, Los Angeles Metro will rename all its train lines and rapid busways with letters in 2019

By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Los Angeles Daily News; December 13, 2018 What’s the problem with continuing to…

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Dallas: With federal funding around the corner, DART names partners, awards $872 million for Cotton Belt rail

By Ray Leszcynske, Communities, The Dallas Morning News; December 12, 2018 The Dallas Area Rapid Transit board on Tuesday approved…

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