U.S.: Trump proposes cutting Amtrak funding, boosting infrastructure spending

By David Shepardson, Reuters; February 10, 2020 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House budget released on Monday proposed cutting funding…

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Canada: If Madrid and Barcelona can build a high-speed rail connection, why can’t Toronto and Montreal?

By Amir Barnea, Contributor, The Toronto Star; January 20, 2020 As a pair, Toronto and Montreal, Canada’s two largest cities,…

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U.S.: North Carolina Department Of Transportation recaps 2019 rail projects

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; December 18, 2019 The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has created a video to highlight…

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Pennsylvania Commentary: Riding a government study absolutely nowhere

From The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; November 24, 2019 I read a government report to see how much of the $200,000 cost…

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India: Private players train eyes on berth of a new era

By Ajay Banerjee in New Delhi, The Tribune; October 20, 2019 IN March 1994, Prime Minister Narasimha Rao’s Cabinet allowed…

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After Iowa Pacific in New York State: Tahawus rail owner will consent to ‘abandonment’

By DON LEHMAN, The Post-Star; October 21, 2019 The Chicago-based rail company that owns a controversial rail line in the…

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Amtrak: Host Railroads Responsible for On-Time Performance Issues

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 21, 2019 Amtrak Inspector General Kevin H. Winters recently issued a report about…

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Your Metro-North commute could get shorter if this new Connecticut transportation plan gets approved

By Eliza Fawcett and Christopher Keating, Hartford Courant; October 16, 2019 New York City could get a little closer under a…

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Surface Transportation Board’s Cost of Capital Dilemma

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 15, 2019 NEWS ITEM: The Surface Transportation Board (STB) proposes…

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Opinion: Thinking big about Big Rail in Massachusetts

By The Editorial Board, The Berkshire Eagle; October 15, 2019 There are so many passenger rail projects proposed for Massachusetts…

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West Virginia: Eastern Panhandle localities come up with tentative plan for saving MARC service

By Phil Kabler, Staff Writer, Charleston Gazette-Mail; October 11, 2019 In a closed-door meeting Thursday evening, representatives of seven Eastern…

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Keeping Track With Rail Realignment in Wilmington, North Carolina

By Laura Moore, Greater Wilmington Business Journal; October 4, 2019 When the city set out to find a person to…

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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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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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