U.S., Central Florida: SunRail pilots sensor-activated crossing signage

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 5, 2020 SunRail last week installed the first of 11 sensor-activated alert signs at a…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: What would it take to bring passenger trains back to Reading? A new study tries to answer that question

By Holly Herman, Reading Eagle; August 3, 2020 John P. Weidenhammer has fond memories as a young boy of boarding…

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U.S., Opinion: High-Speed Rail’s True Barrier Isn’t Money. It’s Space.

By Scott Beyer, Urban Issues Columnist, Governing; August 3, 2020 America is way behind on building high-speed rail. While nations…

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U.S., Massachusetts: Federal money to be used for Worcester’s Union Station platform project

By Nick Kotsopoulos, Staff, Telegram.com; July 31, 2020 WORCESTER — The Worcester Redevelopment Authority board voted Friday to authorize the…

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U.S., California and Nevada – STEVE SEBELIUS: Tax-free bonds turn Vegas-to-Victorville train dream into reality

By Steve Sebelius, Las Vegas Review-Journal; August 1, 2020 After decades of talk, planning and dashed dreams, it appears the…

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U.S., Texas – Traveling 200 mph in a pandemic. Which would be safer: High-speed rail or Hyperloop?

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; July 30, 2020 FORT WORTH Hyperloop and high-speed rail technology, which are both being…

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U.S. High-speed rail coming down the track: America’s newest, fastest trains, from Acela to Brightline

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; July 30, 2020 What do Miami’s cruise ship port, Disney World and Las Vegas have…

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U.S.: New Jersey Transit, Amtrak commit to Portal Bridge replacement in 2021

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 28, 2020 New Jersey Transit’s board yesterday entered into an agreement with Amtrak to begin…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: After studying a Berks railroad icon, a Wilson and Kutztown grad resurrected his business

By Andrew Kulp, Reading Eagle; July 28, 2020 There was no more logical choice to revive POHL Railroad Materials Corp. than…

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Europe: ‘World’s first’ hydrogen station for passenger trains to be built in Germany

By Joanna Sampson, H2 View; July 28, 2020 A groundbreaking ceremony has been held in Bremervörde, Germany for the “world’s…

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Canada, Manitoba – Line to Churchill needs more funding: owners

By Dylan Robertson, Winnipeg Free Press; July 27, 2020 OTTAWA — The railway to Churchill needs even more government funding…

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U.S., Nevada: Los Angeles-To-Las Vegas High-Speed Train Wins $200 Million Nevada Bond Allocation

By Alan Ohnsman, Forbes Staff; July 24, 2020 XpressWest, a high-speed rail line that will connect Southern California to Las…

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U.S., Florida: Orlando airport moving ahead with Virgin tracks, new main road entrance

By Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel; July 24, 2020 Orlando International Airport has been getting major upgrades, resulting in a lot…

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U.S., Nevada: Virgin Trains surveying work to limit I-15 lanes next week

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; July 23, 2020 Surveying work related to the planned Virgin Trains USA high-speed rail…

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U.S., California: Redlands Passenger Rail Project is half finished

By James Folmer, Editor, Redlands Community News; July 23, 2020 Monday was the one-year anniversary of the groundbreaking of the…

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U.S., Virginia: Long-awaited transportation hub, Amtrak station in Newport News slated to open in two years

By Josh Reyes, Daily Press; July 22, 2020 NEWPORT NEWS — A hub in Newport News for rail, buses, taxis…

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U.S., South Florida: Brightline might bypass five new rail platforms

By Gabriel Poblete, Miami Today; July 21, 2020 New commuter rail in Northeast Miami-Dade would have up to five new…

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U.S., Nevada: Clark County backs plan for state to issue bonds for high-speed rail line

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; July 21, 2020 High-speed rail service between Las Vegas and Southern California moved a…

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U.S., Montana: ‘We can bring it back:’ City of Missoula backs Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; July 21, 2020 The Missoula City Council placed its unanimous support behind a growing effort…

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U.S., Florida: Congressmen Brian Mast, Bill Posey seeking safety study for Brightline

By Scott Powers, Florida Politics; July 16, 2020 With construction of the high-speed Brightline/Virgin Trains USA railroad to connect Orlando…

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U.S.: Wisconsin project will alleviate rail traffic in Milwaukee

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; July 17, 2020 A rail project in Muskego, Wis., is now up for public…

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U.S.: Ohio Rail Development Commission approves grant for Indiana & Ohio Railway and Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

A press release from The Ohio Rail Development Commission, The Highland County Press; July 16, 2020 On July 15, the…

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U.S.: Northern Virginia Transportation Authority adopts six-year, $539-million funding program

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; July 13, 2020 The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) voted to adopt the FY2020-2025…

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U.S., Texas: Potential Funding for Texas Central High Speed Rail in New Federal Infrastructure Bill

By Kim Roberts, The Texan; July 11, 2020 When the U.S. House of Representatives passed a large infrastructure bill, tagged…

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U.S., Texas: Permitting process nearing completion for Texas Central high-speed rail

By Paul Wedding, Staff Writer, Houston Chronicle; July 10, 2020 Despite the pandemic slowing down some business, Texas Central is…

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