U.S.: Money and virus mean cloudy future for Amtrak service in Missouri

By Kurt Erickson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; May 29, 2020 JEFFERSON CITY — A tight state budget and the ongoing global…

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U.S., Missouri: Amtrak Depot Title Transferred to City of Sedalia

By Randy Kirby, KSIS 1050 AM; March 17, 2020 Sedalia Downtown Development, Inc., (SDDI) recently requested that the City of…

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U.S., Missouri: Draft budget would keep Amtrak Missouri River Runner round trips

By Brendan Crowley, News Tribune; March 16, 2020 A budget plan advanced by a House committee would keep Amtrak’s Missouri…

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125 years ago Union Station turned St. Louis into a national crossroads

By Tim O’Neil, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; September 1, 2019 ST. LOUIS • On Sept. 1, 1894, newspapers carried detailed instructions…

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Virgin Trains looks to expand quickly in U.S.

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; June 25, 2019 Today Disney World, tomorrow Disneyland. No, it’s not backwards motivation. It…

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Virgin Trains’ Orlando, Florida leg underway as railroad eyes expansions to Tampa, Las Vegas

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; June 24, 2019 ORLANDO — As construction of a 125 mph passenger railroad,…

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Missouri: Feds award $28.8 million grant to help pay for MacArthur Bridge rehab in St. Louis

By Mark Schlinkmann, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; June 11, 2019 ST. LOUIS — A $28.8 million federal grant will pay for…

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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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Amtrak’s Missouri River Runner ridership numbers decline

By Jeff Haldiman, News Tribune; April 6, 2019 Although ridership numbers on Amtrak’s Missouri River were down for the second…

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High speed trains get set for Illinois — but not in Peoria

By Steve Tarter, Journal Star; March 30, 2019 PEORIA — When high-speed rail finally takes off in Illinois, Peorians will…

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Could passenger rail be coming back to Brainerd and Greater Minnesota? Advocacy group invites Brainerd man to commuter railroad rally in St. Paul

By Gabriel LaGarde, Brainerd Dispatch; February 27, 2019 Activists are making another push for more passenger rail in Greater Minnesota—and…

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Midwest Amtrak riders between St. Louis and Chicago are still waiting for 90 and 110 mph speeds

By Mark Schlinkmann, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News; December 31, 2018 While most of a $1.95-billion upgrade of the…

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St. Joseph’s Missouri River Port sees first railcars in six years

  By Ray Scherer, News-Press Now; November 16, 2018 Transport 360 and the St. Joseph Regional Port Authority announced Friday…

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Private investment group helps International Rail Partners form RailUSA, parent of Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad

Editor’s Note: Yesterday’s report from the Jacksonville Business Journal brought the news a major piece of CSX trackage in Florida…

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Rail Reinvented: 8 Train Stations With Awesome Comeback Stories

By Brittany Anas, livability.com; October 8, 2018 Some of America’s best comeback stories are playing out in a most unlikely…

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Grimy, Glorious, Gone. The Divergent Paths of 7 Train Stations

By Mitch Smith, Photographs By Emily Najera, The New York Times; September 29, 2018 GARY, Ind. — Back when work…

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5 million rides for Kansas City Streetcar

By Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor, Railway Age Magazine; September 19, 2018 The fare-free KC Streetcar recently logged its 5 millionth…

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Ozarks farmer sues BNSF, says train company killed more than 50 cattle

By Giacomo Bologna, Springfield News-Leader, September 17, 2018 An Ozarks farmer is suing a train company over the deaths of more…

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Amtrak Midwest Services Improved for Fall Travel

A press release from Amtrak; August 7, 2018: Easier connections, more pets, bikes & student fares for back-to-school time CHICAGO…

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Illinois: Alton’s Amtrak station serving thousands as route improvements continue

By Linda N. Weller, The Telegraph; May 20, 2018 ALTON — In the eight months since the Alton Regional Multi-Modal…

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Brightline Texas? Brightline Examines Expanding Outside Florida

By Mike Vogel, Florida Trend Magazine; May 14, 2018 As privately owned and run intercity passenger train Brightline begins service…

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