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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U.S., Nevada: Fortress Delays Record $4.2 Billion Vegas-Train Bond Sale

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance; September 21, 2020 (Bloomberg) — The company that wants to build a high-speed train…

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U.S.: BUILD grant will help decompress most congested rail junction in California

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; September 16, 2020 The U.S. DOT has awarded a $20 million Better Utilizing Investments…

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U.S.: Alaska Railroad Soon Starts Its Aurora Winter Train Service

By Laurie Baratti, Travel Pulse; September 16, 2020 Alaska Railroad is proud to announce the start of its renowned winter…

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Europe: SBB and ÖBB to Expand Night Train Services in Europe

By Özgür Töre, FTN News; September 15, 2020 SBB and ÖBB are seeking to scale up the existing night train…

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U.S., Florida: High-speed rail operator Brightline is in talks with Tampa developer Darryl Shaw for a potential station near Ybor City

By Veronica Brezina-Smith and Ashley Gurbal Kritzer, Tampa Bay Business Journal; September 15, 2020 High-speed rail operator Brightline is in…

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U.S., Virginia: Long Bridge rail project between D.C. and Virginia barrels ahead

By Wyatt Gordon, Virginia Mercury, Inside NOVA; September 15, 2020 With the state budget in tatters and commuter levels at…

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U.S.: Amtrak job offshoring provision questioned

By Douglas Clark, Transportation Today; September 10, 2020 Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Daniel Lipinski (D-IL), and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) are…

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U.S.: California’s scaled-back high-speed rail plan faces doubts amid financial crunch

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times (TNS), Herald-Mail Media; September 10, 2020 LOS ANGELES — It was just last year…

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U.S., Connecticut: New Haven, state DOT end gridlock of past 2 decades in new deal for Union Station

By Mary E. O’Leary, New Haven Register; September 10, 2020 NEW HAVEN — Mayor Justin Elicker simply termed it “a…

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U.S.: Amtrak CEO Pleads With Congress for Billions in Covid-19 Aid; $5 Billion Total to Keep Long Distance Trains Daily

By Keith Laing, Bloomberg Politics; September 9, 2020 Amtrak’s chief executive pleaded with House lawmakers Wednesday to approve $2.84 billion…

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U.S.: Amtrak service cuts interrupt North-South connection for Black Americans

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; September 9, 2020 For nearly 50 years, most of Amtrak’s long-distance trains have operated daily.…

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Canada, Manitoba: Churchill train travel on track

By Sarah Lawrynuik, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Winnipeg Free Press/Thompson Citizen; September 8, 2020 Manitoba’s chief public health officer has…

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U.S.: Colorado is making progress on a Front Range railway. Here’s what it will take to make it happen.

By Jon Murray, The Denver Post; September 6, 2020 The idea sounds enticing: Instead of battling Interstate 25 congestion, travelers…

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Europe, Switzerland: Newly completed Swiss tunnel to transform European rail travel

From DW.com; September 4, 2020 Switzerland celebrated the completion of the Ceneri Base Tunnel on Friday, marking a major milestone…

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U.S., Northeast: Amtrak Expands Carry-On Bike Program on Northeast Regional and Northeast State-Supported Trains

A press release from Amtrak; September 3, 2020: Customers can bring their bikes for their off-train adventures for only $20…

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Canada, British Columbia: Rocky Mountaineer expecting it to take years to rebuild business battered by pandemic

By Michael Potestio, Kamloops This Week, Vernon Morning Star; September 3, 2020 The president and CEO of the Rocky Mountaineer…

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U.S., Virginia/District of Columbia: Long Bridge Project Reaches Critical Milestone

A press release from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; September 3, 2020: ~ Completion of Environmental Planning…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline breaks ground on Aventura station

By Matthew Arrojas, Reporter, South Florida Business Journal; September 3, 2020 Brightline and Miami-Dade County officials broke ground on the…

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U.S.: Amtrak Will Furlough Over 2,000 Workers Because of the Coronavirus

By Pranshu Verma, The New York Times; September 2, 2020 WASHINGTON — Amtrak, the passenger railroad agency, will furlough over…

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U.S., Maryland/D.C./Virginia: Regional partnership launches study of interconnected commuter rail system

From Inside NOVA; September 1, 2020 The Greater Washington Partnership has launched an effort to explore how the region can…

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