Florida extends Virgin Trains’ deadline for Orlando-to-Tampa right-of-way negotiations

By Veronica Brezina-Smith and Ryan Lynch, Orlando Business Journal; September 11, 2019 The state is allowing more time for Virgin…

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Virginia won’t let anything derail its growing Amtrak service

By Wyatt Gordon, Virginia Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; September 10, 2019 This month marks a decade since Virginia debuted its…

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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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‘Did It Work?’: Bringing Amtrak Train Service From Rutland To Burlington, Vermont

By Henry Epp, Vermont Public Radio; September 8, 2019 It started with a senator’s vision for passenger rail. Now $100…

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Florida’s Brightline passenger rail expands on success

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; September 9, 2019 Work with what is there. That usually is the calling following…

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Federal Railroad Administration releases draft environmental documents for Long Bridge project in Virginia

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 6, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the District of Columbia Department of Transportation…

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Amtrak Set to Complete Summer Infrastructure Renewal Program at New York Penn Station On Schedule, Within Budget and Safely

A press release from Amtrak; August 30, 2019: Scheduled operations resume as of Tuesday, Sept.3 NEW YORK – Amtrak engineering…

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New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal: Major renovations planned for the city’s train and bus terminal

By Sabrina Wilson, Fox 8 WVUE; September 4, 2019 NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) – Union Passenger Terminal is part of…

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Community optimistic Northstar rail could finally come to St. Cloud, Minnesota

By Rob Olson, FOX 9 KMSP; September 4, 2019 ST. CLOUD, Minn. (FOX 9) – It derailed nearly a decade…

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Southern California: Old rail tracks in Redlands will soon be gone, and no, you can’t have the ties

By Jennifer Iyer and Jessica Keating, Redlands Daily Facts, The Press-Enterprise; August 30, 2019 Crews are wrapping up work to…

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California: Forty trains a day through Altamont at up to 125 mph? It could happen, weary drivers

By John Holland, The Modesto Bee; September 1, 2019 Passenger rail service could increase 10-fold over Altamont Pass – enticing…

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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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Canadian National Railway Announces Strategic Acquisition from CSX in the State of New York

A press release from CN; August 29, 2019: CN to acquire Massena Rail Line MONTREAL, Aug. 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)…

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Canada to fund rehab of Gaspesie railway link

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 28, 2019 Infrastructure Canada announced this week that it will spend CA$45.8 million to rehabilitate…

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Las Vegas: High-speed train to California back on track, construction set for 2020

By Cinthia Maldonado, KTNV ABC 13; August 27, 2019 LAS VEGAS (KTNV) —  Las Vegas is one step closer to…

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New York and New Jersey: The Hudson Tunnel Projects trims $1.4 billion with new financial plan

A Press Release From the Gateway Program, Mass Transit Magazine; August 26, 2019 The project cost for the construction of…

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Passenger rail projects awarded more than $272 million in federal State of Good Repair grants

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; August 22, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration has awarded more than $272 million through…

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United States Department of Transportation awards Michigan Department Of Transportation $23 million federal grant for rail improvements, including a stretch in Dearborn

By Dave Herndon, Press & Guide; August 26, 2019 The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced on Aug. 21 a…

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Northern Michigan railroad tracks receive upgrade

By Dan Nielsen, Traverse City Record Eagle; August 21, 2019 TRAVERSE CITY — A five-month-long project is chugging along the…

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Train backers ride rails to Rockland, Maine

By Stephen Betts, Villagesoup.com; August 15, 2019 Rockland — An Amtrak train traveled the Brunswick to Rockland line Wednesday, Aug.…

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The Wrong Font Appeared On A Washington Metro Sign And People On Twitter Got Upset

By Jordan Pascale, WAMU 88.5; August 9, 2019 Do you know the difference between Helvetica Bold and Helvetica Black? A…

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Central Florida: Virgin Trains USA construction to cause lane, shoulder closures this month

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; August 12, 2019 The expansion of Virgin Trains USA from Miami to…

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Sound Transit, Seattle: Crews Installing First-Ever Light Rail Track On a Floating Bridge

For the first time ever, according to Sound Transit officials, light rail track is being installed on a floating bridge—the…

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Vermont: Final Report Recommends Burlington Union Station for Amtrak Train Storage

By Courtney Lamdin, Seven Days; August 7, 2019 A report has named Burlington’s Union Station as the best place to…

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Texas: Appeals court squelches Grimes County suit against high-speed rail

By Barbara Boxleitner, The Madisonville Meteor; August 6, 2019 The 14th Court of Appeal in Houston shut down an effort…

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