No fare hikes as Chicago Metra relishes capital infusion

By Marni Pyke, Chicago Daily Herald, Chicago Sun-Times; September 11, 2019 After years of gloomy budget forecasts, Metra riders Wednesday…

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Opinion – Amtrak state of mind: What if America took its train system seriously?

By Katie Wilson, Crosscut; September 6, 2019 I don’t often get out of Seattle, but this summer I rode the…

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Amtrak’s Southwest Chief lives to ride the rails another day

By Karl Zimmermann, Los Angeles Times; September 2, 2019 “I stay positive,” said Mary Lou, the sleeper attendant on Amtrak’s…

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Indiana Governor Holcomb sees South Shore Line projects as key to Region’s renaissance

By Dan Carden, The Times; August 31, 2019 MERRILLVILLE — Gov. Eric Holcomb remains committed to growing Northwest Indiana, and…

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Indiana: Michigan City finalizes contribution to proposed South Shore Double Track

By Stan Maddux, Correspondent, The Times; August 22, 2019 MICHIGAN CITY — Michigan City has set in stone its contribution of…

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Wisconsin Department of Transportation to receive $25.7 million to upgrade train cars on Amtrak’s Hiawatha line

By Katie DeLong, Fox 6 Now; August 20, 2019 MILWAUKEE — There will soon be a new look for the…

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Wisconsin: Improving the connection: Work ongoing to enhance Amtrak service from Milwaukee to Chicago

By Alex Zank, Biz Times Milwaukee Business News; August 5, 2019 Joe Daufenbach was sitting in the Milwaukee Intermodal Station…

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Amtrak moving forward with Chicago Union Station food hall, new Clinton Street entrance

By Jay Koziarz, Curbed Chicago; August 7, 2019 Amtrak’s ongoing redevelopment of Chicago’s Union Station is turning its attention toward…

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South Shore Line to operate Indiana shuttle service

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 5, 2019 The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) last week partnered with the city…

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Illinois: Locomotive and five cars of Amtrak train all derail after striking truck, killing driver in University Park

By Sun-Times Wire, Chicago Sun-Times; July 29, 2019 An Amtrak train derailed Sunday after it struck a truck, killing its…

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Railroad won’t support more Amtrak Hiawatha trains without Illinois track improvements

By Alex Zank, BizTimes Milwaukee Business News; July 26, 2019 The owner of part of the railroad Amtrak’s Hiawatha Milwaukee-to-Chicago…

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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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Amtrak battles Metra over rent at Chicago Union Station

By David Roeder, Chicago Sun-Times; July 24, 2019 Call it a landlord-tenant dispute that’s gone slightly off the rails. It’s…

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Wisconsin Department of Transportation leader says Hiawatha service could add two daily round trips without Illinois’ assistance

By Alex Zank, BizTimes, Milwaukee Business News; July 17, 2019 Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson said he believes…

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Chicago: What’s the best way to get to O’Hare? We sent reporters by car, ride-share, CTA and Metra to find out.

By Abdel Jimenez, Ally Marotti, Mary Wisniewski  and Lauren Zumbach, Chicago Tribune; July 17, 2019 For more than a decade,…

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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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