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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Australia: Dreaming of a fast train – we think we can, we know we can

Opinion By Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens, The Fifth Estate; March 28, 2019 OPINION: For decades, Australians have dreamt about…

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Initial contracts have been signed for Maya Train passenger rail project in Mexico

From Mexico News Daily; March 28, 2019 The first contracts have been signed for the Maya Train project, the general…

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In New England, 100 years of Berkshires’ railroading: What will the next century bring?

By Jack Trowill, The Berkshire Edge; March 25, 2019 In 1919, the Hoosac Tunnel had been open for over 40…

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Ontario: What’s the future of the Agawa Canyon Tour Train?

By Ian Ross, Northern Ontario Business; March 22, 2019 With the looming expiration of an operating agreement to run the…

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Ontario: Province to spend $5 million on train station at former St. Marys Paper site for Agawa Canyon Tour Train

By James Hopkin, SooToday.com; March 22, 2019 The provincial government is putting up $5 million for the construction of a…

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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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A Heritage Rum Railway Just Opened in Barbados

By Tanner Garrity, Inside Hook; March 12, 2019 You’ve had enough booze cruises for a lifetime. It’s time to board…

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