Wisconsin: Improving the connection: Work ongoing to enhance Amtrak service from Milwaukee to Chicago

By Alex Zank, Biz Times Milwaukee Business News; August 5, 2019 Joe Daufenbach was sitting in the Milwaukee Intermodal Station…

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10 Of The Most Beautiful Train Journeys In North America

By Evan Alexander, The Travel; August 3, 2019 Roaring steam engines might no longer boast the same allure of days gone…

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King Street Station was Seattle’s long-awaited link to the rest of the nation

By Meg van Huygen, Curbed Seattle; July 19, 2019 They called him the Empire Builder. James Jerome Hill was born…

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Editorial Opinion: New Video Defends Amtrak’s Long-Distance Trains

By Alfred Runte, National Parks Traveler; July 2, 2019 Give Amtrak credit for remaining consistent; it has never wanted its…

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Montana Senator Jon Tester questions Amtrak officials on funding

By Melina Druga, Transportation Today; July 2, 2019 U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) recently questioned Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson and…

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Wisconsin: La Crosse County Board supports expansion of Amtrak services

By Brittany Lake, Daybreak Anchor, WXOW ABC 19; June 17, 2019 LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – A potential solution to the…

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Amtrak’s Empire Builder route turns 90

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 12, 2019 Amtrak yesterday marked the 90th anniversary of the Empire Builder route, which travels…

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Amtrak Introduces New Group Discount For Travel Across National Network

A press release from Amtrak; April 24, 2019 Get carried away and share the experience WASHINGTON, April 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/…

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Politico Morning Transportation: Tracking Amtrak’s long distance train debate

Another plane manufacturer hit by sensor issues By Sam Mintz, Politico Morning Transportation; April 22, 2019 TRACKING AMTRAK’S LONG DISTANCE…

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Andrew Selden’s Rail Odyssey: A great circle tour of the American West on Amtrak trains

By Andrew Selden; March 24, 2019 In late February my wife and I undertook a three-week, 5,800-mile, great circle loop…

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St. Paul, Minnesota to Chicago high-speed rail plans scrapped in favor of a second, slower train

By Bob Shaw, Pioneer Press, March 21, 2019 Advocates for high-speed rail to Chicago are now adopting a less ambitious…

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Could Amtrak Ever Return To Bismarck, North Dakota?

By Robert Suhr, KXnet.com; February 26, 2019 Bismarck – We all know the weather in North Dakota can change in…

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Opinion: Amtrak’s airline CEO wants to kill America’s most storied trains

By Jon Talton, Columnist, The Seattle Times; February 26, 2019 Passengers stuck on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight for more than a…

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Wisconsin: Railroad boosters seek additional Amtrak passenger service through region

By NOAH VERNAU, Reporter, Portage Daily Register; February 15, 2019 Now’s the time to sell lawmakers on the idea of…

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Wisconsin Rail Enthusiasts Keep Pursuing East-West Regional Train

By Chuck Quirmbach, WUWM 89.7; February 13, 2019 The Wisconsin Association of Railroad Passengers, a railroad passengers group with nearly…

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Second daily train from St. Paul, Minnesota to Chicago likely; high-speed rail prospects stalled

By Ryan Faircloth, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Brainerd Dispatch; December 1, 2018 ST. PAUL — Plans for a second daily…

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From Chicago To The West Coast On Amtrak’s Coach Seats – Part 4

By Francis Tapon, Contributor, Forbes; September 29, 2018 Riding Amtrak for two days in coach sounds rough, but it’s unexpectedly…

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Empire Builder route: Additional Twin Cities-Chicago rail service viable, study finds

By Janet Moore, Star Tribune; September 23, 2018 Adding a second daily passenger train between St. Paul’s Union Depot and…

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Group pushes for more Fargo, North Dakota-to-Chicago passenger rail service

By Dave Olson, Grand Forks Herald; September 15, 2018 FARGO — Expanded daytime passenger train service from Fargo to Chicago…

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Despite rumors, Amtrak’s Empire Builder will keep on running

By J. Reed Anderson, General Manager, Devils Lake Journal; July 2, 2018 Amtrak is not shuttering stations nor reducing service…

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Some of the Best Amtrak Train Routes

An Opinion By Johnny Jet, Contributor, Forbes; June 7, 2018 Traveling by train can be a lost art form in…

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Automobiles, planes, and—oh yes—trains

By Andrew Selden, Railway Age Magazine; June 1, 2018 Passenger trains don’t operate in a vacuum. They compete for business…

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin Common Council on board in opposing reduction in Amtrak’s long-distance train network

By Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Urban Milwaukee; May 30, 2018 Today (Wednesday, May 30) the Common Council approved legislation placing…

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Amtrak concerns in North Dakota raised by Senator Heitkamp

By Barry Amundson, Inforum; May 30, 2018 FARGO. —  U.S. Sen Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., has written to the top Amtrak…

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Montana Senator Steve Daines fights against Amtrak ticket-agent cuts along Hi-Line

By MTN News, KRTV 3; May 17, 2018 During a hearing in the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and…

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