Federal Railroad Administration pulls funding plug on California High Speed Rail

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; February 19, 2019 For all intents and purposes, California’s high-speed rail project…

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FRA Issues National Trespass Prevention Strategy

A press release from the United States Department of Transportation; February 19, 2019: WASHINGTON – The U.S Department of Transportation’s…

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Feds raise concerns about high cost of proposed Ann Arbor, Michigan train station

By Ryan Stanton, MLive.com; February 15, 2019 ANN ARBOR, MI – The Federal Railroad Administration has raised concerns about the…

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Federal Railroad Administration issues Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements grants for 18 rail projects

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; February 11, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) last week announced the award of $56 million…

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Feds say New Jersey Transit doesn’t need its OK to reopen Atlantic City line

By Colt Shaw, Staff Writer, PressofAtlanticCity.com; February 5, 2019 For weeks, one of the reasons given for the continued shutdown…

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North Carolina Department Of Transportation obtains federal, state grants for locomotive upgrades

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 21, 2019 The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) late last week announced a recently…

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Texas: Waiting on a train? TEXRail’s on-again, off-again opening set for Thursday

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; January 7, 2019 FORT WORTH After three days of delays, TEXRail has been cleared…

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Fort Worth, Texas: TEXRail abruptly calls off plans to run the trains Saturday, citing federal shutdown

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; January 4, 2019 FORT WORTH – Less than 12 hours before the TEXRail commuter…

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THURSDAY UPDATE: Washington’s Merry-Go-Round on ‘Stop’

Editor’s Note: The original version of this story, published yesterday, January 2nd, indicated there were many unfilled presidential appointments because…

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Washington’s Merry-Go-Round on ‘Stop’

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor; January 2, 2019 “Knock, knock.” Seriously, if you’re awaiting a “Who’s there?”…

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