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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Court rejects rail shippers class formation request; senators press for rail reform

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; August 20, 2019 Rail shippers saw federal action in recent weeks on some long-standing issues…

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Chicago: Time for Amtrak and Metra to bury the hatchet

By Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business; July 26, 2019 On warm summer days like we’ve had lately, the biggest hassle…

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Todd Rokita twice voted to defund Amtrak. Here’s what he said about his nomination to Amtrak’s board.

By John Tuohy, Indianapolis Star; July 24, 2019 Former Rep. Todd Rokita of Indiana faced tough questioning during a Senate…

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Congress Moves Toward Ban on Buying Chinese Buses, Railcars Over Spy Fears

By Trefor Moss in Shanghai and Lindsay Wise in Washington, The Wall Street Journal; July 23, 2019 China’s push to…

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SunRail in DeLand, Florida: Volusia County sets up legal challenge to state’s handover of costs in 2021

By Mark Harper, The Daytona Beach News-Journal; July 16, 2019 DELAND — The Volusia County Council reaffirmed its commitment to…

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New England Governors Baker, Lamont, Rainmondo huddle over regional issues

By Matt Murphy, State House News Service, Taunton Daily Gazette; July 16, 2019 WILLIMANTIC, CONN. — Gov. Charlie Baker came…

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Regional Transit Authority updates its master transit plan for Southeast Michigan

By Aaron Mondry, Curbed Detroit; July 15, 2019 After failing to pass a regional transit millage in 2016, the Regional…

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Oklahoma Department Of Transportation appoints two employees to leadership positions

By Chris Galford, Transportation Today; July 8, 2019 Two long-time Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) employees have been appointed to…

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House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman DeFazio: GAO finds lack of safety data on longer trains

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 8, 2019 A Government Accountability Office (GAO) study on train lengths showed that while the…

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Star New York City subway fixer could be stripped of major responsibilities: report

By Ryan Deffenbaugh, Crain’s New York Business; July 1, 2019 New York’s star subway fixer could lose much of his…

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New York, New Jersey Edge Closer to Path for Financing Hudson River Tunnel

By Donald Moore, Bloomberg; June 21, 2019 The legislatures of New York and New Jersey have approved the formation of…

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Analysis: Can the Surface Transportation Board Stem Rail Monopolies’ Abuse of Shippers?

By David Sparkman, Material Handling & Logistics; June 19, 2019 The agenda of the two-day hearing held by the Surface…

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Wisconsin: La Crosse County Board supports expansion of Amtrak services

By Brittany Lake, Daybreak Anchor, WXOW ABC 19; June 17, 2019 LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – A potential solution to the…

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Wisconsin: Joint Finance Approves Funding To Expand Rail Service Between Milwaukee, Chicago

By Corrinne Hess, Wisconsin Public Radio; June 10, 2019 The Legislature’s budget committee included $35 million in their transportation budget to expand…

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President Trump offers former Indiana Congressman Rokita ticket to ride on Amtrak’s board of directors

By Dan Carden, Journal Review; May 8, 2019 INDIANAPOLIS — Former U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, a Munster native, last year…

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‘Amtrak Joe’ joins the race

By Sam Mintz, Politico Morning Transportation; April 26, 2019 STB SHOWDOWN: Dozens of companies have signed up to testify at…

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United States Department of Transportation: $900 million available for FY19 BUILD grants

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; April 23, 2019 The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is soliciting applications for $900 million in…

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New Congress, New Faces, New Challenges

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; April 16, 2019 LEGISLATIVE REPORT, APRIL 2019 – Knock,…

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Commuter Rail Coalition: A new voice for commuter rail

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; April 4, 2019 “Commuter rail,” says Metra CEO and Executive Director Jim…

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Proposed Canadian Rail Transportation Regulations published in Part I of the Canada Gazette

A press release from the Canadian Transportation Agency; April 1, 2019: GATINEAU, QC, April 1, 2019 /CNW/ – The Canadian Transportation…

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California: CalSTA awards $13.1M of SRA funds to advance 9 California projects

By Kyra Senese, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; March 7, 2019 The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) has awarded $13.1 million…

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West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin writes Amtrak about New River Train concerns

By Douglas Fritz, WVNS; January 31, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. (WVNS) – Concerns over Amtrak’s policy regarding private and charter trains…

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