U.S.: Federal Railroad Administration finalizes on-time performance rule

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; November 17, 2020 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has published a final rule on performance…

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U.S., Florida: U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear Indian River County’s appeal of Brightline lawsuit

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; October 5, 2020 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear Indian River…

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U.S.: Feds give Wisconsin-Minnesota rail project $31 Million grant

By Scott McClallen, The Center Square; October 1, 2020 (The Center Square) – The federal government chose the joint Wisconsin-Minnesota…

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U.S.: Class I CEOs respond to FRA-STB’s letter on service issues

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 3, 2020 Several Class I chief executives this week responded to letters they received last…

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U.S., Virginia/District of Columbia: Long Bridge Project Reaches Critical Milestone

A press release from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; September 3, 2020: ~ Completion of Environmental Planning…

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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.: Amtrak gets $1 Billion boost — and it’s not just for the Northeast Corridor

By Salena Zito, Washington Examiner; April 15, 2020 CONNELLSVILLE, Pennsylvania — It is 6:59 a.m., and Amtrak’s Capitol Limited is…

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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., Texas Central: COVID-19 Could Impact Project Delivery

By David Burroughs, News & Features Writer, International Railway Journal, Railway Age Magazine; April 2, 2020 Texas Central says that the $20…

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U.S.: Federal Railroad Administration Issues Amtrak Performance Metrics Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; March 20, 2020 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued an NPRM (Notice of…

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U.S., California: California Again Delays Virgin Trains Decision on Bond Approval

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg; February 4, 2020 California Treasurer Fiona Ma postponed a decision that had been expected next week…

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Commentary: Taking ‘forever’ to assess safety impacts of liquified natural gas by rail?

By Jim Blaze, Freight Waves; November, 5, 2019 Safety is important.  Yet, we can do safety research and development a…

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U.S. Department Of Transportation announces availability of $24 million to restore, enhance intercity passenger rail

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; November 6, 2019 The U.S. DOT’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced on Nov. 6…

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Illinois: Project to connect Chicago to Quad Cities receives federal funding extension

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; November 4, 2019 A project to connect Chicago to the Quad Cities via an…

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U.S. Senator Dick Durbin pushes to improve Amtrak on-time performance

By Elizabeth Taylor, WSIL 3 ABC; October 23, 2019 WASHINGTON (WSIL) — U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) sent letters to…

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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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For Florida State Senator Debbie Mayfield, it’s full brakes ahead for high speed rail

By Peter Schorschon, Floridapolitics.com; September 30, 2019 Sen. Debbie Mayfield appears determined once again to pass her Florida High-Speed Passenger…

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Virginia Receives Green Light From Federal Railroad Administration to Advance the DC2RVA Rail Project

A press release from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; September 10, 2019: Richmond – The Federal Railroad…

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Rail agency blames Station Square derailment on broken rail, inspector oversights

By Bob Bauder, Staff Writer, Tribune-Review; September 6, 2019 An inspector for a Kansas-based company committed “serious oversights” in Pittsburgh…

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Federal Railroad Administration releases draft environmental documents for Long Bridge project in Virginia

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 6, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the District of Columbia Department of Transportation…

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Texas high speed bullet train takes major leap forward

From KTRK ABC 13 Eyewitness News; September 5, 2019 FORT WORTH, Texas (KTRK) — Plans for the high speed rail…

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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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Federal grant to be used for new coaches for North Carolina passenger trains

From Staff Reports, Independent Tribune; August 23, 2019 The North Carolina Department of Transportation received a nearly $77 million grant…

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Over $244 million in grant money available for freight, passenger rail

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; August 16, 2019 The U.S. DOT’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued a Notice…

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Federal ruling on freight train crew size has states and unions up in arms

By David Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; August 16, 2019 On May 29 of this year, the Federal Railroad Administration…

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