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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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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Infrastructure push will hit familiar roadblocks in new Congress

By Sam Mintz, Politico Morning Transportation; January 2, 2019 … —All 41 railroads required by law to implement positive train…

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What the government shutdown means for rail

By Paul Conley, Engineering Editor; and Editor-in-Chief, Railway Track & Structures; December 26, 2018 The effects of the partial shutdown…

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The deadline really wasn’t a deadline for all

Deal cues up an AV START Hail Mary By Sam Mintz, With Help From Stephanie Beasley and Brianna Gurciullo; Politico…

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FRA issues safety advisory for railroads under signal suspensions

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; November 26, 2018 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) last week issued a final safety advisory for…

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Federal Railroad Administration Issues Final Rule to Promote Safe and Efficient High-Speed Passenger Rail Operations

A press release from the Federal Railroad Administration; November 20, 2018: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal…

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U.S Transportation Secretary Chao Announces Availability of $272 Million for ‘State of Good Repair’ Rail Projects

A press release from the United States Department of Transportation; November 15, 2018: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal…

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AASHTO: USDOT to streamline environmental rules to speed up project delivery

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 29, 2018 The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is expected to issue a final rule…

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North Charleston, South Carolina rail hub gets permit, moves closer to construction

By David Wren, The Post and Courier; September 24, 2018 A rail yard where cargo boxes moving through the Port…

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Amtrak to seek PTC extension, will operate current routes after January 1st

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 14, 2018 Amtrak will seek a deadline extension from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to…

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FRA Announces $46.3 Million in PTC Grant Funding

A press release from the Federal Railroad Administration; September 12, 2018: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad…

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Rail unions file petition against FRA over Kansas City Southern de Mexico crew dispute

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 5, 2018 Two rail unions have filed a joint petition against the Federal Railroad Administration…

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