U.S., Colorado: Feds refuse to force Tennessee Pass rail line sale

By Randy Wyrick, Vail Daily; March 22, 2020 A federal agency will not force Union Pacific to sell a railroad…

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Canada: CP Rail employees were told not to self-isolate after vacation until federal officials stepped in

By Joel Dryden, CBC News; March 21, 2020 After a week of asserting its employees should not be subject to…

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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., Maine Voices: For sake of our economy, environment, move slowly on converting Maine rail lines to trails

By Richard Rudolph and Jack Sutton, Special to the Press Herald; March 5, 2020 Late last week we learned of…

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U.S.: Regulators issue final rule affecting fines levied by railroads, including CSX

From Jacksonville Business Journal; March 2, 2020 Ten months after a contentious hearing about fees railroads charge their customers, the…

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U.S.: Number of price-fixing lawsuits filed against CSX, other railroads jumps to 266

By Ellen Schneider, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; March 2, 2020 Dozens more suits accusing the nation’s largest railroads of colluding…

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Canada: $63 million lost each week; grain producers reel as blockades clog supply chains

By Naomi Powell, National Post; February 26, 2020 Rail blockades are upending Canadian meat and grain supply chains, pushing storage…

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Canada: Behind CN, CP’s quiet deal to skirt railway blockades and keep Canada’s vital goods moving

By Ashley Burke, CBC News; February 25, 2020 Quiet talks brokered by a government desperate to stop a growing economic…

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Canada: $850 million worth of manufactured goods are ‘sitting idle’ every day that rail lines are blocked

By Sam McGriskin, The Post Millennial.; February 26, 2020 Blockades across the country continue to put a halt on the…

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Canada – ‘The barricades need to come down now’: Trudeau says he can no longer wait for negotiations on rail protests

By Ryan Tumilty, National Post; February 21, 2020 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared Friday that crippling rail blockades must end…

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U.S., Virginia: Norfolk Southern to cut operations in Roanoke

By Jeff Sturgeon, The Roanoke Times; February 18, 2020 Norfolk Southern will close its historic locomotive shop on Campbell Avenue…

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U.S., Colorado: Group wants Surface Transportation Board to encourage sale of Tennessee Pass rail line

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; February 19, 2020 If you can’t get what you want, ask the Surface Transportation…

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Europe, Switzerland: Huge tunnel network creates new railway link through the Alps

By CNN, News Channel 3; February 20, 2020 Thousands of feet under the Swiss Alps, a new high-speed, high-capacity railway…

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Canada: CN Rail to shut down Eastern Canadian operations due to protests

From Reuters; February 13, 2020 (Reuters) – Canadian National Railway Co (CNR.TO) will shut operations in Eastern Canada as its…

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Canada: Coastal GasLink pipeline protesters block railway traffic in Ontario

By The Canadian Press, BNN Bloomberg; February 10, 2020 BELLEVILLE, Ont. – Protesters halted train travel along two of VIA Rail’s busiest…

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U.S., Utah: Proposal to create a statewide rail plan leaves station

By Lee Davidson, The Salt Lake Tribune; February 7, 2020 Lawmakers took a first step Thursday toward creating an integrated…

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U.S., Editorial: Ambitious transportation plan positions Virginia for the future

By The Virginian-Pilot & Daily Press Editorial Board, The Virginian-Pilot, Daily Press; February 06, 2020 Was this supposed to be…

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U.S., Maryland: CSX tunnel project could be completed by 2024, Baltimore port official says

By Holden Wilen, Reporter, Baltimore Business Journal; February 5, 2020 A long-awaited expansion of the Howard Street Tunnel could be…

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U.S., Alabama: Mobile hops aboard Amtrak support by endorsing Gulf Coast rail commitment

By John Sharp, AL.com; February 4, 2020 With a 6-1 vote Tuesday, the Mobile City Council hopped on board with…

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U.S., Commentary – TRIP REPORT: The Texas Eagle to LAUS; Amtrak Food; Fred; and Dear Senator___

Editor’s Note: The following commentary is provided by the venerable retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review. – Corridorrail.com…

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U.S., Kansas, Oklahoma: Passenger rail advocates await BNSF’s study of expansion costs

By Tim Carpenter, The Hutchinson News; January 22, 2020 The challenge of stretching Amtrak passenger service from Oklahoma City to…

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