Trump administration cancels $929 million contract for California bullet train

By Tony Bizjak, Bryan Anderson, and Tim Sheehan, The Sacramento Bee; May 16, 2019 In a dramatic move, the Trump…

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Illinois to discuss new ways to expand Amtrak Hiawatha service after IDOT letter reinforces suburban concerns

By Daniel I. Dorfman, Chicago Tribune; May 20, 2019 Leaders in Lake Forest and Glenview are praising a recent announcement…

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No North Shore Holding Tracks In Amtrak Hiawatha Expansion: Illinois Department Of Transportation

By Jonah Meadows, Staff, Patch; May 10, 2019 SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Department of Transportation announced last week it…

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Sober reality: Connecticut Department Of Transportation commish says bar cars not likely to return anytime soon on Metro-North New Haven Line

By Neil Vigdor, Hartford Courant; April 10, 2019 Riders on the New Haven Line of Metro-North Railroad are stuck —…

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Maryland increases commitment for Howard Street Tunnel by $56M

By Holden Wilen, Reporter, Baltimore Business Journal; March 4, 2019 Gov. Larry Hogan‘s administration is committing an additional $56 million…

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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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Politico Morning Transportation: The secretary and the senator

By SAM MINTZ, With help from Brianna Gurciullo and Ryan Hutchins, Politico Morning Transportation; February 19, 2019 — Emails obtained…

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New Florida Governor Ron DeSantis picks Thibault to lead Florida Department Of Transportation

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 23, 2019 Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has selected Kevin Thibault as secretary of the Florida…

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North Carolina Department Of Transportation obtains federal, state grants for locomotive upgrades

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 21, 2019 The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) late last week announced a recently…

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Connecticut: Amtrak addresses Hartford Line overcrowding by limiting advance sales

By Rececca Lurye, Hartford Courant; January 18, 2019 In response to persistent overcrowding on afternoon Amtrak trains on the CTrail…

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The Daily CSX – CSX talks draw big Massachusetts crowd: Negotiations between Middleboro officials and MBTA give hope for end to controversy

By Daniel Schemer, Contributing Writer, South Coast Today; January 10, 2019 MIDDLEBORO — Representatives from the state Department of Transportation…

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Washington’s Merry-Go-Round on ‘Stop’

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor; January 2, 2019 “Knock, knock.” Seriously, if you’re awaiting a “Who’s there?”…

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What the government shutdown means for rail

By Paul Conley, Engineering Editor; and Editor-in-Chief, Railway Track & Structures; December 26, 2018 The effects of the partial shutdown…

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Massachusetts Department Of Transportation chooses potential North-South Rail Link option

By Sean Philip Cotter, Boston Herald; December 11, 2018 MassDOT has settled on a preferred design for a North-South Rail…

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Federal Railroad Administration Issues Final Rule to Promote Safe and Efficient High-Speed Passenger Rail Operations

A press release from the Federal Railroad Administration; November 20, 2018: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal…

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Getting There: Amtrak service failing in Connecticut

By Jim Cameron, Connecticut Post; November 5, 2018 I’m usually a huge Amtrak fan. But not today. Sure, I love…

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Connecticut: Restrooms now open on New Haven-Hartford Line rail cars

By Ed Stannard, Post-Chronicle; August 13, 2018 Restrooms on the Hartford Line, the high-speed commuter rail line that began rolling…

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Federal Railroad Administration Issues Funding Opportunity with $318 Million for Capital Projects

A press release from The Department of Transportation; July 19, 2018: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad…

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Illinois DOT leaders extend federal money for passenger rail project

By Jonathan Ketz, WQAD 8; June 26, 2018 CHICAGO, Illinois- There could be more time for leaders in Illinois to…

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Illinois DOT needs third extension to keep grant for Quad Cities passenger rail

By Katrina Lamansky, WQAD 8; June 4, 2018 MOLINE, Illinois — For a third time, the Illinois Department of Transportation…

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Brightline’s Orlando line could be settled in next few months

By Scott Powers, Florida Politics; June 4, 2018 The next few months could go a  long ways toward determining whether…

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Feds approve six-month extension for All Aboard Florida’s Brightline train bonds to be sold

By Scott Powers, Florida Politics; May 31, 2018 The federal government has granted a six-month extension for All Aboard Florida…

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Florida’s congressional Brightline supporters come to train’s defense

By Scott Powers, Florida Politics; May 22, 2018 A bipartisan group from Florida’s congressional delegation, along with the chairman of…

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Rail report prioritizes north-south passenger routes through Springfield, Massachusetts

By James F. Lowe, masslive.com; January 26, 2018 BOSTON — A draft report from the state Department of Transportation gives top…

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New Massachusetts DOT plan includes East-West rail study, after years of legislative struggle

By Dan Glaun, masslive.com; January 26, 2018 A newly-released draft of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s 2018 rail plan includes a…

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