Boston: T urged to experiment with income-based commuter rail fares

By Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth Magazine; September 4, 2019 THE MBTA SHOULD EXPERIMENT with income-based fares and cut charges for reverse-commuting…

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Massachusetts adds Valley Flyer trains linking Greenfield, Northampton, Holyoke and Springfield

By Danielle Eaton, The Reminder; August 27, 2019 GREATER SPRINGFIELD – A new train service from Greenfield to Springfield is…

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Massachusetts considers leasing electric locomotives from Amtrak

By Andy Metzger, CommonWealth; August 27, 2019 MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND might lease electric locomotives to provide quicker, cleaner service…

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Massachusetts: Expanded rail service for Springfield, Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield may begin Aug. 30; test trains running overnight this week

By Jim Kinney, MassLive.com; August 15, 2019 SPRINGFIELD — Daily passenger train service between the city’s Union Station, Holyoke, Northampton…

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A New Standard Shapes Commuter Rail in Boston

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; August 15, 2019 Keolis Commuter Services (KCS), a unit of Keolis North America, has…

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While most Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority traffic goes into Boston, some passengers take train west to Worcester

By Anissa Gardizy, Special to the Telegram & Gazette, Worcester Telegram; August 6, 2019 One passenger boarded the 8:13 a.m.…

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Going cheap can cost you on Amtrak: Getting There

By Jim Cameron, The Middletown Press; August 4, 2019 It was the railroad trip from hell: the hottest day of…

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Connecticut opinion: The Hartford Line’s success is not so much

Opinion By Robert Hale, The Connecticut Mirror; August 2, 2019 Connecticut officials claimed last month that the Hartford Line has been a “resounding…

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Boston: Developers Seen As Key Ingredient In Several Multibillion-Dollar Transit Plans

By Cameron Sperance, Bisnow Boston; July 30, 2019 As Boston weighs billions of dollars’ worth of transit repairs and upgrades,…

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Maine: Proposed rail service would link Portland and Westbrook

By J. Craig Anderson, Staff Writer, Portland Press Herald; July 30, 2019 A new study shows that establishing passenger rail…

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Boston: City meeting to discuss North-South rail link held Monday evening

By Drew Karedes, Boston 25 News; July 29, 2019 BOSTON – A meeting took place Monday evening at Boston City…

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Amtrak Downeaster crew didn’t know train struck car in Newton, New Hampshire killing driver, say police

By Jason Schreiber Union Leader Correspondent, New Hampshire Union Leader; July 29, 2019 NEWTON – Personnel aboard Amtrak’s Downeaster were…

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Massachusetts Department of Transportation: Boston-Springfield-Pittsfield passenger rail must balance speed, cost and convenience

By Jim Kinney, masslive.com; July 23, 2019 SPRINGFIELD — A commuter train trip from Springfield to Boston could take between…

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This Tiny Boston Tunnel Is the Missing Piece to Finally Connect the Entire East Coast

By Kastalia Medrano, Thrillist; July 22, 2019 If you look at the 457 miles of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC) rail…

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New England Opinion: Time is right for Berkshire Line

By Karen Christensen, The Berkshire Eagle; July 21, 2019 GREAT BARRINGTON — Major rail efforts are underway in Connecticut and…

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New England Governors Baker, Lamont, Rainmondo huddle over regional issues

By Matt Murphy, State House News Service, Taunton Daily Gazette; July 16, 2019 WILLIMANTIC, CONN. — Gov. Charlie Baker came…

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New England opinion: Let’s restore passenger service on the Berkshire Line

By Karen Christensen, The Connecticut Mirror; July 15, 2019 It is time to restore passenger service on the Berkshire (Housatonic)…

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Some Connecticut communities along the Hartford Line can’t wait for the train to stop in their town

By Slade Rand, Hartford Courant; July 05, 2019 While the Department of Transportation waits for the state to fund construction…

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Massachusetts: After nearly 30 years, a (real) South Coast Rail groundbreaking

By Peter Jasinski, Providence Journal; July 3, 2019 FREETOWN – In a lot of ways, it was a groundbreaking on…

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Boston’s North Station: The ultimate guide

By April Gardner, Curbed Boston; July 3, 2019 Besides sharing a building with TD Garden, beloved home of the Celtics…

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New England: Amtrak Downeaster turning away passengers

By Bill Green, NBC News Center Maine; June 24, 2019 PORTLAND, Maine — Every train in the country requires government…

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Connecticut: Hartford rail line issues one year report; looks to expand to Boston

By Matt Caron, Fox 61; June 19, 2019 NEW HAVEN — It was a year ago the Hartford Line began…

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Rail investments pay off for public in Connecticut: Editorial

By Hearst Connecticut Media Editorial Board, Connecticut Post; June 19, 2019 Politicians love a victory lap, and so it was…

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Connecticut’s Hartford rail line exceeds first-year passenger goal

By Joe Cooper, Hartford Business; June 17, 2019 State officials on Monday said the 62-mile CTrail Hartford Line outperformed its…

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New York City-to-Berkshires Amtrak pilot could start in 2020, thanks to funding

By Tom Acitelli, Curbed Boston; June 12, 2019 A state senator driving the effort to create a passenger rail link…

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