U.S.: Amtrak Warns of Layoffs and Project Delays Without Billions in Assistance

By Pranshu Verma, The New York Times; October 21, 2020 WASHINGTON — Amtrak’s chief executive warned federal lawmakers on Wednesday…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline reveals new timeline, details for Tampa connection

By Veronica Brezina-Smith, Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal; October 23, 2020 High-speed rail company Brightline has pushed back the starting date…

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U.S., Florida: SunRail may partner with Brightline on route to Orlando airport

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; October 20, 2020 Brightline and SunRail may form a partnership to get…

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U.S.: Will Ownership of Amtrak’s Keystone East Line Transfer to Pennsylvania?

By Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 19, 2020 U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-Pa.) has introduced legislation requiring a transfer…

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Canada, Ontario: Canadian Pacific Railway purchases full control of Detroit River Rail Tunnel

By Dave Battagello, Windsor Star; October 16, 2020 Canadian Pacific Railway announced Friday it has purchased full control of Windsor’s…

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U.S.: Maryland takes over Purple Line project after private firm walks away

By Bill Wilson, International Railway Journal; October 14, 2020 The Maryland Transit Administration is taking over day-to-day management of the…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: Congressman Lloyd Smucker Introduces the Keystone Line for the Commonwealth Act

A press release from Representative Lloyd Smucker of Pennsylvania; October 13, 2020: WASHINGTON, DC —Today, Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-11) is announcing…

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U.S., California/Nevada: Fortress Delays Pricing of $3.2 Billion Vegas Train Deal

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg; October 14, 2020 Fortress Investment Group delayed the pricing of $3.2 billion of municipal bonds to…

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U.S., Maryland/D.C./Virginia: Comprehensive regional rail from Baltimore through to Richmond by 2045? A new coalition thinks it’s possible.

By Alex Holt, Maryland Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; October 9, 2020 Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Richmond haven’t seen a lot…

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Canada, British Columbia: Proposed high-speed rail line could revolutionize travel in the Sea to Sky

By Brandon Barrett, Pique Newsmagazine, North Shore News; October 7, 2020 A high-speed rail line that would take passengers from…

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U.S., Florida: U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear Indian River County’s appeal of Brightline lawsuit

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; October 5, 2020 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear Indian River…

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U.S, Nevada/California: Vegas-to-Los Angeles high-speed train could serve as Raiders fan pipeline

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; October 4, 2020 As the company behind the high-speed train between Las Vegas and…

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U.S./Canada, Alaska/Alberta: Permit in hand, an entrepreneur starts on Alaska-Alberta Railway

By Michael Bellusci, AJOT.com; October 1, 2020 The team behind the proposed Alaska to Alberta railway aims to start prep…

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U.S., New York: Despite hurdles likened to ‘hand-to-hand combat’, MTA confident East Side Access will meet 2022 deadline

By Mark Hallum, amNY; September 22, 2020 An expected $16 billion deficit by 2024 hasn’t seemed to punch any holes…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline Still On Track To Orlando After Branson’s Departure

By Paul Scicchitano, Staff, Patch; September 26, 2020 AVENTURA, FL — Weeks after decoupling its relationship with billionaire businessman Richard…

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U.S., Alaska: Trump gives approval for Alberta-Alaska rail line to move resources

From Must Read Alaska; September 25, 2020 President Donald Trump says he is issuing a presidential permit for what’s known…

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U.S., California/Nevada: Rail Startup Brightline Kicks Off $3.2 Billion Bond Sale For Los Angeles-To-Vegas High-Speed Train

By Alan Ohnsman, Staff, Forbes; September 25, 2020 Brightline, the only private passenger rail service in the U.S., is moving…

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U.S., Illinois: Train service from Rockford to Chicago takes next step

By ABC 17 WTVO News; September 24, 2020 ROCKFORD, Ill (WTVO) — The quest to bring passenger rail service between…

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U.S., South Florida: Boca Raton receives $16 million grant for Brightline Station

By Kyle Spinner, CBS 12 News; September 24th 2020 BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS 12) — The City of Boca Raton…

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U.S., South Florida: Brightline close to county deal on commuter tracks. Next up: Fights over stations

By Douglas Hanks, Miami Herald; September 24, 2020 Miami-Dade’s transit arm is moving closer to a tax-funded deal to bring…

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U.S.: Pacific Northwest, South serve as models for passenger rail in Montana

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; September 18, 2020 As counties across southern Montana join the Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority…

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U.S.: Efforts to restore passenger rail in southern Montana, Northern Rockies gain momentum

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; September 18, 2020 When the Big Sky Passenger Rail Summit kicked off in Missoula on…

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U.S.: Montana delegation, governor lend support for passenger rail across southern tier

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; September 17, 2020 Most of Montana’s congressional delegation signaled their support for the Big Sky…

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U.S., Montana: All aboard: Summit reflects support for passenger rail through Montana’s biggest towns

By Kim Briggeman, Missoulian; September 17, 2020 A county-driven passenger rail authority, the first concrete step toward restoring passenger rail…

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U.S.: North Carolina gets federal grant to buy corridor for Raleigh-Richmond high-speed rail

By Richard Stradling, The News & Observer; September 18, 2020 RALEIGH The effort to establish high-speed passenger rail service between…

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