New England opinion: Let’s restore passenger service on the Berkshire Line

By Karen Christensen, The Connecticut Mirror; July 15, 2019 It is time to restore passenger service on the Berkshire (Housatonic)…

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Some Connecticut communities along the Hartford Line can’t wait for the train to stop in their town

By Slade Rand, Hartford Courant; July 05, 2019 While the Department of Transportation waits for the state to fund construction…

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Editorial: Amtrak must not kill West Virginia’s New River Train forever

By The Editorial Board, The Herald-Dispatch; June 21, 2019 Two trains popular with tourists might not run this year, leaving…

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Riding the Canadian rails: 2 experiences on different tracks

By TravelSquire Staff, Ladders; June 21, 2019 “All aboard,” announces the service manager, and we’re off from Vancouver. Making our…

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New York City-to-Berkshires Amtrak pilot could start in 2020, thanks to funding

By Tom Acitelli, Curbed Boston; June 12, 2019 A state senator driving the effort to create a passenger rail link…

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CRISI grant to explore Amtrak stop at T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; June 11, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded a $2.8 million Consolidated Rail…

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Study explores Colorado Front Range passenger rail

By Peter Roper, Reporter, The Pueblo Chieftain; May 28, 2019 Would passenger rail service among Front Range cities energize the…

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West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin says deal reached to resume New River Train, details pending

By Staff Reports, Charleston Gazette-Mail; May 23, 2019 In a tweet, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said a deal has been…

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Cuba tries to revive its once-great railway network

By CHRISTOPHER GILLETTE, Associated Press, The News & Observer; May 23, 2019 HAVANA Cuba’s railway system is undergoing a major…

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Texas: TEXRail in Grapevine provides a path to transit across the region

By Miranda Jaimes, Community Impact Newspaper; May 15, 2019 About 200,000 have taken advantage of TEXRail in its first four…

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Massachusetts: Boston City Council votes to support Springfield-to-Boston high-speed passenger rail

By Shira Schoenberg, Masslive,com; May 1, 2019 The Boston City Council on Wednesday passed a resolution expressing support for building…

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New York State after Iowa Pacific: Four companies interested in Warren County rail line

By DON LEHMAN, Olean Times Herald; April 29, 2019 Warren County received four responses to its request for proposals to…

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Norwegian State Railways rebrands as Vy

From Global Railway Review; April 30, 2019 The NSB Group was officially renamed the Vy Group on 24 April 2019…

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Ghana Picks Consortium for $2.2-Billion Railway Line

By Shem Oirere, Engineering News-Record; April 29, 2019 Ghana’s Ministry of Railways Development recently signed an agreement with the Ghana…

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Ogden, Utah prepares for Heritage Festival, 150th anniversary of Transcontinental Railroad

By Hunter Geisel, KUTV CBS 2; April 28, 2019 (KUTV) — The city of Ogden is preparing itself for the…

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150th anniversary of the first transcontinental railroad anniversary celebrations and history in Council Bluffs, Iowa

By Ashley English, Council Bluffs Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Daily Nonpareil; April 28, 2019 This year marks the 150th…

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Connecticut: Berlin’s $18M town center is latest project spurred by Hartford Rail Line

By Matt Pilon, HartfordBusiness.com; April 22, 2019 As the 4:40 p.m. Hartford Line train accelerated southbound out of Berlin’s new…

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Great River Rail Commission Members Marie Kovecsi and Paul Schollmeier: Spring — a time for action on passenger rail at the Minnesota Capitol

By Marie Kovecsi and Paul Schollmeier, Winona Daily News; April 15, 2019 Winona is one of the oldest communities in…

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Ontario: FedNor contributes $150,000 to modernize Agawa Canyon Tour Train

By Elaine Della-Mattia, The Sault Star; April 11, 2019 FedNor will invest $150,000 into the modernization of the Agawa Canyon…

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Florida: How Tampa Tripled Ridership on its Streetcar

By Angie Schmitt. Streetsblog USA; April 8, 2019 Here’s a happy transit story: A $2.7-million state grant to Tampa’s downtown streetcar…

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After Iowa Pacific in New York State: Bids requested on rail line to North Creek

By Michael Virtanen, Adirondack Explorer; April 8, 2019 Warren County and the Town of Corinth have requested bids by April…

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Amtrak strikes deal to redevelop Baltimore Penn Station with local firms, investing $90 million

By Lorraine Mirabella, Reporter, The Baltimore Sun; April 4, 2019 Amtrak has agreed to invest $90 million and work with…

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Detroit studies restoring passenger trains to Michigan Central Station

By Joel Kurth and Chastity Pratt Dawsey, Detroit Journalism Cooperative, Bridge Magazine; April 3, 2019 DETROIT –  More than 30…

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Denver did it right with its Union Station

By Newell Nussbaumer, Buffalo Rising; April 2, 2019 Over the last couple of days, a number of readers have been…

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Opinion: Do Amtrak and Airport Subsidies Make America Richer?

By Art Carden, Contributor, Forbes Magazine; March 30, 2019 Over the last two days, I’ve written a couple of articles…

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