U.S., Kansas, Oklahoma: Passenger rail advocates await BNSF’s study of expansion costs

By Tim Carpenter, The Hutchinson News; January 22, 2020 The challenge of stretching Amtrak passenger service from Oklahoma City to…

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U.S., Vermont: Western Rail Corridor completion expected in 2021

By Gordon Dritschilo, Staff Writer, Rutland Herald; January 17, 2020 The Western Rail Corridor is becoming a reality. Mayor David…

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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.: California delays vote on 2nd round of Virgin Trains bond allocation

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; January 15, 2020 A California finance committee on Wednesday put off a decision on…

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U.S., North Carolina: GoTriangle studying feasibility of new commuter-rail line

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 13, 2020 A new feasibility study by the GoTriangle transit agency estimates a commuter-rail system…

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U.S., Florida – Throwing in the towel: Indian River County gives up on further appeals in Virgin Trains fight

By Colleen Wixon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; January 14, 2020 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The county will end its federal lawsuit…

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U.S., South Florida: Indian River County may accept its loss to Virgin Trains in federal court

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; January 13, 2020 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - A significant chapter could close on…

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U.S., South Florida: Train tunnel under New River would cost $3.3 billion, but some say it’s worth it

By Susannah Bryan, South Florida Sun Sentinel; January 13, 2020 When it comes to whisking train passengers through downtown Fort…

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U.S., Utah: Double down on FrontRunner double-tracking could lead to double-time travel

By Art Raymond, Deseret News; January 10, 2020 SALT LAKE CITY — Close your eyes and imagine your daily commute…

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U.S., Florida: Indian River County still pursuing legal cases against Brightline

By Jon Shainman, WPTV NBC 5; January 7, 2020 VERO BEACH, Fla. — Despite a potentially crippling setback in court,…

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U.S., Florida: Virgin Trains plan to replace St. Lucie River rail bridge finds support from Martin County

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; January 7, 2020 MARTIN COUNTY — Local support for federal tax dollars to…

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U.S., New York – How to fix Penn Station: Fast-track rail and platform upgrades before expanding

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; January 7, 2020 Gov. Cuomo is right that the hellhole that is…

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U.S., Colorado: Rocky Mountain Rail proposes plan for completing Denver Regional Transportation District’s Northwest Rail line

By John Fryar, Longmont Times-Call, The Denver Post; January 7, 2020 Rocky Mountain Rail Inc., which says it has a…

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U.S., New York: High-speed rail between Buffalo and New York City isn’t cost-effective

By Jonathan English, City & State New York; January 6, 2020 There is no more dependable career in the United…

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U.S., Colorado: ‘I’m absolutely not supportive of that’: Front Range passenger train service appears derailed on arrival at Capitol

By Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun; January 6, 2020 The 2020 legislative session hasn’t yet begun, but a goal of…

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U.S., New York State: Governor Cuomo calls for consultants to tell him why high speed rail is so expensive

By Clayton Guse, New York Daily News; December 26, 2019 Gov. Cuomo said Thursday that he wants to bring high…

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U.S.: Virginia Railway Express to explore financial contribution for Potomac River rail crossing

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; December 26, 2019 The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Operations Board last week announced it agreed to…

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U.S., North Carolina and Virginia: High-speed rail from Raleigh to Richmond just got a little closer to reality

By Richard Stradling, The News & Observer; December 23, 2019 A blockbuster deal announced last week between freight railroad CSX…

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U.S., Washington State: State may revive Stampede Pass train service

By TJ Martinell, thelens.com; December 23, 2019 As the state continues to explore the idea of a bullet train line…

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U.S., Vermont: Barre-Montpelier commuter rail would require $96M track makeover, study says

By Grace Elletson, VTDigger.com; December 22, 2019 A new study found that an 8-mile stretch of railroad track from Montpelier…

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U.S.: Virginia and CSX Announce Landmark Rail Agreement

A press release from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam; December 19, 2019: Virginia and CSX Announce Landmark Rail Agreement A new…

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U.S.: Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation details on CSX deal

From the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; December 19, 2019: Transforming Rail in Virginia On December 19, 2019,…

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U.S., Florida: Disney and Brightline confirm advanced talks over theme-park station

By Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel; December 17, 2019 Brightline and Walt Disney Co. officials have confirmed advanced talks about a…

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U.S., Nevada and California: Virgin Trains updates timeline for Las Vegas-to-Southern Cal train

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; December 10, 2019 While construction on the long-talked about high-speed train between Las Vegas…

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