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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Federal Railroad Administration proposes cameras in passenger locomotives to record employees

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 26, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) earlier this week published a notice of proposed…

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New York high-speed rail project faces another delay

By Eric Anderson, The Albany Times-Union; April 26, 2019 Albany Efforts to boost passenger train speeds across upstate New York…

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Opinion: Private rail is an American asset

By Raymond J. Keating, The Detroit News; June 23, 2019 Like the Green New Deal, former vice president Joe Biden’s…

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Illinois: With six-month extension, federal funding for Quad-Cities to Chicago rail service preserved

By Thomas Geyer, Quad-City Times; June 21, 2019 With the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Iowa Interstate Railroad continuing…

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Rail Unions to Congress: Safety is Not Negotiable

From Staff, AJOT.com; June 19, 2019 More than 150 years after the completion of the transcontinental railroad, rail remains a…

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Feds want to figure out why your Metra ride in Chicago keeps getting delayed

By Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business; June 13, 2019 Federal regulators for the first time would get involved in a…

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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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Federal Railroad Administration awards grants for CREATE project, rail upgrades in Florida and Michigan

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 12, 2019 The Florida Department of Transportation will receive a $17 million Consolidated Rail Infrastructure…

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CRISI grant to explore Amtrak stop at T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; June 11, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded a $2.8 million Consolidated Rail…

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Supreme Court to Association of American Railroads: No writ of certiorari

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; June 3, 2019 In the latest twist of an ongoing saga now…

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Plans for new Petersburg, Virginia train station are sidetracked

By Bill Atkinson, Assistant Editor, The Progress-Index; May 25, 2019 Plans to build a new passenger train station in the…

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Former Amtrak President Joe Boardman, Dec. 23, 1948 – March 7, 2019

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; March 7, 2019 Joseph H. Boardman, former Amtrak President and CEO and…

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California: Trump plan to take back rail money ‘disastrous’

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press, Tri-City Herald; March 4, 2019 SACRAMENTO, Calif. Leaders of California’s high-speed rail project told the…

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Opinion: In trying times, wise railroaders shouldn’t clam up to the news media

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; March 4, 2019 “HOW SAFE ARE AMERICA’S RAILROADS? Lesley Stahl reports on…

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Whither (wither) high-speed rail?

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; February 21, 2019 By now, everybody in the rail management and advocacy…

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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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