New Hampshire: After filing for bankruptcy, private rail firm says work with Nashua is ‘sort of on hold’

By Kimberly Houghton, Correspondent, New Hampshire Union Leader; November 14, 2019 NASHUA — Boston Surface Railroad Company, the entity working…

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Amtrak unveils new high-speed Acela train car prototype

By Liz Hund, The Points Guy; November 14, 2019 New state-of-the-art high-speed Acela train cars are one-step closer to hitting…

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Amtrak chief defends decision to kill the traditional dining car on some long-distance trains

By Luz Lazo The Washington Post, Boston.com; November 14, 2019 WASHINGTON – Amtrak president and chief executive Richard Anderson on…

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South Florida: Brightline asks Boca Raton for $12.1 million for parking garage

By Jeff Ostrowski, The Palm Beach Post; November 12, 2019 The Brightline rail service wants the city of Boca Raton…

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Brightline will be called Virgin Trains USA. So when will you see the new name on trains?

By David Lyons, South Florida Sun Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel; November 12, 2019 They may be married, but it’s taking the…

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Northern Ontario passenger rail plan close to being unveiled

By Kortney Kenney, Staff, MyNorthBayNow; November 12, 2019 Several communities in northeastern Ontario, including North Bay, could be closer to…

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Opinion: The Connecticut Department Of Transportation needs to modernize our railways — and its thinking

Connecticut Viewpoints By Robert Hale, The Connecticut Mirror; November 13, 2019 Connecticut’s citizens deserve fast, reliable, and practical rail service…

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Photos: Trains, spectacles and everyday miracles at Los Angeles Union Station

By Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News; November 13, 2019 A loud “excuse me!” filled the air as I quickly…

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Lawmakers aim to thwart Amtrak forced-arbitration policy

By Jessica Wehrman, Roll Call; November 13, 2019 Lawmakers are in the initial stages of determining whether they can prevent…

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Minnesota: Northern Lights Express supporters lobby in Washington, D.C.

By Staff, Duluth News Tribune; November 12, 2019 Supporters of the proposed passenger train connecting Minneapolis and Duluth were in…

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Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski calls for Metra to take over Chicago Union Station from Amtrak after ‘disastrous’ service outage, falling concrete

By Mary Wisniewski, Chicago Tribune; November 13, 2019 After a “disastrous” service outage that delayed tens of thousands of passengers…

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Colorado: Tickets For This Season’s Winter Park Ski Train Are Selling Like Hotcakes

By Nathaniel Minor, Colorado Public Radio; November 12, 2019 Bookings for the Winter Park Express, the I-70-and-Berthoud-Pass-avoiding train from Denver’s…

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Amtrak from Cleveland, Ohio to Chicago: A relaxing ride despite middle-of-the-night departures, late trains

By Susan Glaser, The Plain Dealer; November 11, 2019 CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Amtrak train slowed to a crawl just…

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India: IRCTC’s First Private Train-Tejas Earns Rs 70 Lakh Profit In First Month Of Its Operations

By Staff, The Logical Indian; November 11, 2019 The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC)’s first privately run train…

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Connecticut governor to invest $6.2 billion in rail

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; November 8, 2019 Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont yesterday published his 10-year vision for investing $21 billion…

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Amtrak Wants To Compete With Planes And Roads

By Aaron Short, Streetsblog USA; November 11, 2019 Amtrak could become profitable as soon as next year as it beefs…

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Amtrak had another record ridership year as it works toward its first-ever profit

By Graham Rapier, Business Insider; November 8, 2019 Amtrak saw record ridership and revenue in 2019, the railroad said Friday,…

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Transportation Security Administration Administrator: No need for airport-like security for rail travel

From Stock Daily Dish; November 9, 2019 Airport-like security screenings are not necessary for Amtrak or other rail travel, the…

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Amtrak plans to expand new nonstop Acela service from New York

By Edward Russell, The Points Guy; November 9, 2019 Amtrak has plans to expand the nonstop Acela service it launched…

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Why Illinois is running an extra helping of Amtrak Thanksgiving trains this year, but Michigan isn’t

By Igor Studenkov, Streetsblog Chicago; November 11, 2019 Thanksgiving week is usually Amtrak’s busiest in terms of ridership, so the…

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Congress to examine controversial Amtrak policy

By Frank Gerace, WDEL; November 10, 2019 Congress has scheduled a hearing on a policy change implemented by Amtrak that…

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Amtrak’s new ticket rules won’t let passengers sue in a crash

By Sam Mintz, Politico; November 8, 2019 Passengers and their survivors won a $265 million court settlement with Amtrak after…

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Ontario: Time to move on regional transportation plan, experts say

By Trevor Terfloth, The London Free Press; November 8, 2019 As advocates await the province’s promised new Southwestern Ontario transportation…

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Carbondale, Illinois finally gets grant to transform Amtrak station into downtown transit hub

By ISAAC SMITH, Reporter, The Southern; November 6, 2019 CARBONDALE — After years in the making, it was announced Wednesday…

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U.S. Department Of Transportation announces availability of $24 million to restore, enhance intercity passenger rail

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; November 6, 2019 The U.S. DOT’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced on Nov. 6…

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