Opinion: It’s all about the journey, not the destination

By Debra Karplus, The News-Gazette; July 14, 2019 I like flying. But I especially enjoy train travel. I’ve lived my…

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Union Pacific laying off workers in Illinois as it streamlines operations

By Abdel Jimenez, Chicago Tribune; July 10, 2019 Union Pacific is scaling back operations at two facilities in Illinois as…

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OPINION: Michael Jones — Train time

By Michael Jones, Gaylord Herald Times; July 5, 2019 For some inexplicable reason, Amtrak’s Blue Water train to Chicago is…

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Minnesota: Boosters of second Twin Cities-Chicago train undeterred despite budget snub

By Janet Moore, Star Tribune; July 5, 2019 Rail ad­vo­cates re­main optimistic that a second daily Am­trak train could be…

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Amtrak, Wisconsin Department Of Transportation launch bus service tied to Hiawatha line

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 5, 2019 Amtrak and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) on July 1 began offering…

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Kenosha News editorial opinion: Funding boost would strengthen Amtrak’s Hiawatha service in Wisconsin

By The Editorial Board, Kenosha News; July 2, 2019 One of the thriving Amtrak lines serves us right here, and…

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Chicago Metra Could Look Totally Different 5 Years From Now After Upgrades

By Charlie Wojciechowski, NBC Chicago 5; July 2, 2019 Did you know Metra is one of the oldest fleets of…

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Vintage rail cars offer a nostalgic view for Hoosier State’s final run Sunday from Indianapolis to Chicago

By Dave Bangert, Lafayette Journal & Courier; June 28, 2019 LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Among all the passenger rail fans saying…

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Virgin Trains looks to expand quickly in U.S.

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; June 25, 2019 Today Disney World, tomorrow Disneyland. No, it’s not backwards motivation. It…

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Virgin Trains’ Orlando, Florida leg underway as railroad eyes expansions to Tampa, Las Vegas

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; June 24, 2019 ORLANDO — As construction of a 125 mph passenger railroad,…

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Indiana volunteers say thank you with makeover of Amtrak garden

By Jim Johnson, Journal Review; June 23, 2019 Helen Hudson greeted the Hoosier State train Sunday morning, holding a sign…

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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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Viewpoint: Indiana is blind to the opportunities of rail travel

By Bill Malcolm, Indianapolis Business Journal; June 21, 2019 The recent IBJ story “One Year In, Paris Route Flying High,”…

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Illinois Congress members support push for Amtrak in Quad Cities

By Newsroom Staff, WIFR CBS 23; June 19, 2019 MOLINE, Ill. (WIFR) — Several U.S. Congress members in Illinois have…

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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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Amtrak Bullying Now Targets SEPTA

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; June 18, 2019 WATCHING WASHINGTON, JUNE 2019 – Here…

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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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The Hoosier State train is going away on July 1. Here’s what it means for Indianapolis.

By Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star; June 13, 2019 After nearly 30 years of service, the Hoosier State train will make…

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Wisconsin: Eau Claire-St. Paul passenger rail could be closer to reality

By Samantha Wensel, WQOW 18 ABC; June 13, 2019 Eau Claire (WQOW) — The dream for a passenger train from Eau…

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Amtrak’s Empire Builder route turns 90

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 12, 2019 Amtrak yesterday marked the 90th anniversary of the Empire Builder route, which travels…

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Chicago suburb to get federal money to ease rail congestion

By The Associated Press, WREX 13 NBC; June 11, 2019 DOLTON, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago suburb is receiving federal…

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Illinois Editorial: Take a bow, then get back aboard Quad-Cities rail train

By The Editorial Board, The Dispatch-Argus; June 9, 2019 We are pleased to celebrate with our fellow Q-C passengers significant…

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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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Lawmakers Seek Ways to Speed Up Commuter, Freight Trains in Chicago

By Chris Coffey, NBC 5; June 5, 2019 If you are waiting longer at Chicago area rail road crossings and…

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Rebuild Illinois bill passes; state transit projects to see funding infusion

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; June 3, 2019 Illinois legislators concluded their spring session on Sunday, June 1, by…

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