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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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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