U.S.: Will Commuters Ever Go Back to Commuter Trains?

By David Zipper, Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, City Lab; April 30, 2020 Last year, the fiscal management…

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U.S., Southern California: Metrolink Set To Invest $10 Billion For Rail Improvements, Impacting Santa Clarita

By Jade Aubuchon, KHTS; December 23, 2019 Santa Clarita and other Southern California cities can expect an economic boost of…

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California: San Bernardino County transit committee votes to pursue new train service in place of Gold Line light-rail

By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Daily Bulletin; October 10, 2019 Signaling a change in course, a committee of…

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California: If bullet train money is available, Metrolink says it could boost ridership, reliability from Burbank to Anaheim

By Alicia Robinson, The Orange County Register; October 9, 2019 If Metrolink becomes the beneficiary of billions of dollars slated…

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Surfliner’s up! David Allen rides Amtrak to San Diego

By David Allen, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin; July 6, 2019 Usually I go car-free on vacation. This time, I went…

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At 80, Los Angeles Union Station tries to reinvent itself for a rail future

By Colleen Shalby, Los Angeles Times; May 21, 2019 For two decades, Traxx was a top draw at Union Station…

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California rail authority awards contract to rebuild rail cars for Metrolink

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; May 15, 2019 The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) has awarded a $138.9 million contract…

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Los Angeles Union Station 80th Anniversary Celebration

From Discover Los Angeles; April 29, 2019 L.A.’s iconic Union Station turns 80 this May. The largest train terminal in…

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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: Caltrans announces $600 million in funding for rail, transportation projects

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; December 11, 2018 The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) late last week announced the California Transportation…

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Opinion: Safer rail operations for nation is legacy of 2008 Metrolink Chatsworth train crash

By Art Leahy, The Orange County Register; September 8, 2018 Sometimes tragedy can be a vehicle for change. Ten years…

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California: Ribbon cutting held for Metrolink station connecting to Burbank airport

By  Kyra Senese, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; May 11, 2018 The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA), Metrolink and…

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Southern California: Investing in regional rail can erase prescription for gridlock

By Art Leahy, The Orange County Register; April 25, 2018 For nearly half a century I have enjoyed a unique…

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San Bernardino, California leaders celebrate debut of new passenger rail from Santa Fe Depot to city transit center

By Brian Whitehead, San Bernardino Sun; December 5, 2017 The new Downtown San Bernardino Passenger Rail is expected to provide…

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California: Oceanside Transit Center changes to improve holiday travel, officials say

By City News Service, FOX 5; November 20, 2017 SAN DIEGO — Transportation officials Monday morning will celebrate the completion…

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Southern California opinion: Gold Line and Metrolink battle for rail riders

By The Editorial Board, San Gabriel Valley Tribune; October 12, 2017 Private-sector transit options in Southern California have always been…

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Metrolink unveils first of 40 clean diesel locomotives in Southern California

By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune; October 5, 2017 Metrolink unveiled its first-ever clean diesel locomotive on Thursday that…

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