Cleaner Diesel-Electric Locomotives Now in Service on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Trains

A press release from Amtrak Pacific Surfliner; April 22, 2019 LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Just in time…

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Union Pacific ‘pauses’ construction of new $550 million Texas rail yard

By Paul O’Donnell, Business Editor, The Dallas Morning News; April 20, 2019 Union Pacific is “pausing” construction of its new…

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Texas: Amtrak’s San Antonio station – Where Chicago Meets Los Angeles

By Valérie Eiseler, Rivard Report; April 14, 2019 When Amtrak’s Texas Eagle leaves its station in historic St. Paul’s Square,…

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Los Angeles, California Metro completes $172 million rail maintenance facility

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; April 4, 2019 The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) officials yesterday marked the completion…

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Richard Branson Hypnotized Me and Stole My Watch

By Laine Doss, Miami New Times; April 5, 2019 It’s about 5 p.m. and Richard Branson is visibly tired.  The…

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California sells $600 million in high-speed rail bonds

By Kathleen Ronayne, The Associated Press, KCRA 3 NBC; March 26, 2019 Sacramento, Calif. (AP) — California sold $600 million…

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Andrew Selden’s Rail Odyssey: A great circle tour of the American West on Amtrak trains

By Andrew Selden; March 24, 2019 In late February my wife and I undertook a three-week, 5,800-mile, great circle loop…

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Sleeper to Seattle: 39 hours on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight

Editor’s Note: The author makes an oblique reference to sharing sleeping car space with other passengers. While this custom may…

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Governor Newsom’s shorter California bullet train plan likely to run out of money before completion

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times; March 3, 2019 The California bullet train project will probably run out of money…

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‘It feels like a nightmare’: Amtrak Coast Starlight train stuck for 36 hours arrives back in Seattle

By Tammy Mutasa, KOMO News; February 27, 2019 SEATTLE — Amtrak passengers who spent 36 hours stranded in the snow in…

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Amtrak Coast Starlight train stuck in Oregon for more than a day is moving again

By The Associated Press, The Seattle Times; February 26, 2019 PORTLAND, Ore. — Passengers stranded on an Amtrak train for…

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Opinion: How rail could play a role in Southern California infrastructure improvements

By Marc Joffe, Redlands Daily Facts; February 23, 2019 Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to pause the most expensive portions of…

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Federal Railroad Administration pulls funding plug on California High Speed Rail

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; February 19, 2019 For all intents and purposes, California’s high-speed rail project…

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After high-speed rail demise in California: Downtown San Francisco to Downtown LA trains?

An Opinion By Stanford M. Horn, San Francisco Examiner; February 20, 2019 The U. S. Census counted 10 million Californians…

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California Governor Newsom isn’t backing away from high-speed rail, after all

By Garth Stapley, The Modesto Fee; February 13, 2019 Some supporters of high-speed rail were encouraged by remarks in the…

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Opinion: California just drastically cut its plan for high speed rail — and it’s the latest example of the US failing to do what the rest of the world has already figured out

By Graham Rapier, Business Insider; February 13, 2019 In his State of state address on Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom…

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Opinion: It’s Not The End Of High Speed Rail In California – It’s A Change In Direction

By Juan Sebastián Pinto, Contributor, Forbes Magazine; February 13, 2019 California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) began his State of the…

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‘Shocking’ cut to California’s troubled high-speed rail project solves some problems and creates others

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times; February 12, 2019 Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement that he intends to scale back California’s…

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California’s Pacific Coast Highway Is an Iconic Road Trip — but It’s Even Better by Train

By Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure; January 2, 2019 There’s one thing I love about road trips: when they’re over.…

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Why the West Coast Is Suddenly Beating the East Coast on Transportation

By Emma G. Fitzsimmons, The New York Times; January 1, 2019 When New York City’s transportation commissioner returned from a…

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Southern California: Stephanie Wiggins’ 5-year contract with Metrolink could end revolving door of CEOs

By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Whittier Daily News; December 26, 2018 Metrolink, a Southern California passenger rail agency…

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California: Because they’re out of colors, Los Angeles Metro will rename all its train lines and rapid busways with letters in 2019

By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Los Angeles Daily News; December 13, 2018 What’s the problem with continuing to…

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Cedd Moses Resurrects the Gateway to Los Angeles

By Michele Stueven, LA Weekly; November 8, 2018 When the first train engine rolled into Union Station in 1939, it…

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For Southern California: Investing in rail is the cure for gridlock

By Andrew F. Kotyuk, Metrolink Board Chairman; Intelligent Transport; November 16, 2018 Traffic. It’s the common denominator that unites just…

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After announcing rebrand, Virgin Trains USA, formerly Brightline, files to go public

By Rob Wile, Miami Herald; November 16, 2018 On the same day it announced a major rebranding as Richard Branson’s…

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