Minnesota: Boosters of second Twin Cities-Chicago train undeterred despite budget snub

By Janet Moore, Star Tribune; July 5, 2019 Rail ad­vo­cates re­main optimistic that a second daily Am­trak train could be…

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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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Ontario: Plan to bring back Northlander train remains off track

By Jordan Horrobin, The Timmins Daily Press; June 23, 2019 While on the campaign trail last May, Premier Doug Ford…

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New York, New Jersey Edge Closer to Path for Financing Hudson River Tunnel

By Donald Moore, Bloomberg; June 21, 2019 The legislatures of New York and New Jersey have approved the formation of…

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Illinois Congress members support push for Amtrak in Quad Cities

By Newsroom Staff, WIFR CBS 23; June 19, 2019 MOLINE, Ill. (WIFR) — Several U.S. Congress members in Illinois have…

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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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Federal Railroad Administration Announces More Than $326 Million in Grants to Support Railroad Infrastructure

A press release from the Federal Railroad Administration; June 12, 2019: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department…

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Hudson Tunnel States Take Steps for Federal Construction Grants

By Elise Young, Bloomberg; June 11, 2019 New York and New Jersey are taking steps to overcome a barrier to…

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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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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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Opinion – Stop digging: We have to build a cheaper, smarter Hudson tunnel

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; March 25, 2019 Two components of Amtrak’s Gateway boondoggle — plans to…

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Editorial Opinion: New York and New Jersey need a Plan B for the Hudson rail tunnel

By The Post Editorial Board; New York Post; March 18, 2019 With Team Trump blocking funds for a new cross-Hudson…

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Opinion: Why we need to build Gateway now

By Scott Slesinger, Opinion Contributor, The Hill; March 17, 2019 Why is the nation’s most pressing infrastructure project stuck languishing…

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Trump’s Department Of Transportation stalling for revenge, say backers of New York-New Jersey project

By Herb Jackson, Roll Call; March 13, 2019 Senators from New Jersey and New York accused the Trump administration of…

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Trump budget slashes funding for Amtrak long-distance service

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 12, 2019 President Donald Trump’s fiscal-year 2020 budget request submitted yesterday calls for “restructuring” Amtrak…

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At Amtrak, it’s no longer 1950

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; March 9, 2019 WATCHING WASHINGTON, MARCH 2019 – Amtrak…

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New York Senator Schumer says Governor Cuomo’s plan to freeze out Amtrak on Gateway Tunnel Project is ‘dumb’

By Carl Campanile, New York Post; March 4, 2019 Sen. Chuck Schumer took a rare shot at Gov. Cuomo Monday…

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New York City Gateway Tunnel Gets Dose of Cold Water From Washington

By Elise Young and Henry Goldman, Bloomberg; February 20, 2019 The federal spending bill signed last week by President Donald…

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Southwest Chief could be derailed by new Amtrak policy

  By Peter Roper, The Pueblo Chieftain; May 18, 2018 Long-distance passenger trains like Amtrak’s Southwest Chief are being targeted…

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White House admits New York/New Jersey Gateway project would be a good thing

By Marisa Schultz, New York Post; March 28, 2018 WASHINGTON –The White House acknowledged Wednesday the Gateway project would be…

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(Federal) sharing is caring

By LAUREN GARDNER, With help from Brianna Gurciullo and Tanya Snyder, Politico Morning Transportation; March 26, 2018 SHARING IS CARING:…

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Opinion: Trump is right to resist spending on New York’s way-too-expensive new tunnel

By Josh Barro, Business Insider; March 25, 2018 For President Donald Trump, I’m sure it’s mostly about a grudge. Chuck…

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New York and New Jersey: Fighting Over Funding for Gateway Doesn’t End With Spending Bill

By Mark Niquette, Bloomberg Politics; March 23, 2018 The battle over designating money for the Northeast Corridor rail project is…

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Omnibus Easter egg hunt

By LAUREN GARDNER, With help from Stephanie Beasley, Tanya Snyder and Brianna Gurciullo, Politico Morning Transportation; March 23, 2018 EASTER…

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The Gateway Project Doesn’t Need Trump’s Approval

By Alon Levy, City Lab; March 21, 2018 Holding up the spending bill in Congress this week: a fight over…

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