U.S., Massachusetts: Federal money to be used for Worcester’s Union Station platform project

By Nick Kotsopoulos, Staff, Telegram.com; July 31, 2020 WORCESTER — The Worcester Redevelopment Authority board voted Friday to authorize the…

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Canada, Manitoba – Line to Churchill needs more funding: owners

By Dylan Robertson, Winnipeg Free Press; July 27, 2020 OTTAWA — The railway to Churchill needs even more government funding…

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U.S., Commentary: House transportation bill fails to unite when it is needed most

By Ian Jefferies, Opinion Contributor, The Hill; June 30, 2020 The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee passed a $500 billion…

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U.S., Colorado: Federal Cash Could Be The Thing That Shifts A Front Range Train From Dream To Reality

By Nathaniel Minor, Colorado Public Radio News; June 26, 2020 Colorado’s fledgling plans for passenger rail up and down the…

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U.S.: USDOT extends short lines’ RRIF Express loan deadline

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 25, 2020 The Build America Bureau of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has extended…

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U.S.: Amtrak reducing service, offering buyout packages to employees

By Kanishka Singh, Reuters, Yahoo! News; June 16, 2020 (Reuters) – U.S. passenger railroad service Amtrak, which has been reeling…

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U.S.: Illinois Wins Grant That Will Benefit Amtrak Hiawatha Expansion

By Jeramey Jannene, Urban Milwaukee; May 29, 2020 A new federal grant to repair a railroad junction in Illinois will…

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U.S.: How U.S. Public Transit Can Survive Coronavirus

By Alon Levy and Eric Goldwyn, City Lab; April 24, 2020 Public transportation has been in a state of crisis…

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U.S.: Federal Railroad Administration seeking grant requests for $311.8 million funding dollars

By David C. Lester, RT&S Magazine; April 20, 2020 On Friday, RT&S reported on the Notice of Funding Opportunity for…

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U.S.: Federal Railroad Administration makes $1 billion available to Amtrak in response to COVID-19

A press release from the Federal Railroad Administration; April 13, 2020: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is making more than…

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U.S., New Hampshire: ‘Railroads Act’ could bring funding opportunities, increased ridership to Claremont

By Patrick Adrian, Reporter, Eagle Times; February 27, 2020 CLAREMONT — New legislation that seeks to expand financing for railroad…

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U.S., New York: U.S. Transportation Chief Backs Rehabilitation of Key New York City Rail Tunnel

By Reuters, The New York Times; February 27, 2020 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation supports the rehabilitation of…

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Federal Railroad Administration offering grants for passenger rail repairs

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; October 8, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is seeking applications for a grant program…

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‘Did It Work?’: Bringing Amtrak Train Service From Rutland To Burlington, Vermont

By Henry Epp, Vermont Public Radio; September 8, 2019 It started with a senator’s vision for passenger rail. Now $100…

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Central Florida: End of the line? Volusia County’s move to drop DeLand SunRail surprises some

By Anthony DeFeo, Al Everson, The West Volusia Beacon; September 4, 2019 The fact that Volusia County is ready to…

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New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal: Major renovations planned for the city’s train and bus terminal

By Sabrina Wilson, Fox 8 WVUE; September 4, 2019 NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) – Union Passenger Terminal is part of…

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Opinion: Has Amtrak placed itself in jeopardy?

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; September 2, 2019 AMTRAK was set up in 1971 as a quasi-public corporation to…

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Canada to fund rehab of Gaspesie railway link

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 28, 2019 Infrastructure Canada announced this week that it will spend CA$45.8 million to rehabilitate…

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New York and New Jersey: The Hudson Tunnel Projects trims $1.4 billion with new financial plan

A Press Release From the Gateway Program, Mass Transit Magazine; August 26, 2019 The project cost for the construction of…

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Passenger rail projects awarded more than $272 million in federal State of Good Repair grants

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; August 22, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration has awarded more than $272 million through…

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New Jersey commuters, rejoice! Newark Penn station is getting $18.4M upgrade.

By Allison Pries, NJ.com; August 20, 2019 The U.S. Department of Transportation has set aside $18.445 million to renovate and…

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Special Canadian Series, Article 1 of 4: From jewel to afterthought

By King’s MJ Students, The Signal, University of King’s College School of Journalism, Halifax, Nova Scotia; August 6, 2019 Article…

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California: A not-so-high-speed train in the Central Valley could be a boon for the Bay Area

By Erin Baldassari, Marin Independent Journal; August 1, 2019 Caltrain could see faster, more frequent service sooner rather than later…

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Amtrak adds funds to Oregon Department Of Transportation Cascades siding project

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 31, 2019 Amtrak announced yesterday it is contributing $750,000 toward a project aimed at reducing…

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SunRail in DeLand, Florida: Volusia County sets up legal challenge to state’s handover of costs in 2021

By Mark Harper, The Daytona Beach News-Journal; July 16, 2019 DELAND — The Volusia County Council reaffirmed its commitment to…

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