U.S., Amtrak to Congress: We Need $10 Billion

By Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 8, 2020 Amtrak, updating its forecast for fiscal year 2021, anticipates needing up…

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U.S. High-speed rail coming down the track: America’s newest, fastest trains, from Acela to Brightline

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; July 30, 2020 What do Miami’s cruise ship port, Disney World and Las Vegas have…

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U.S., California: Bombardier signs contract with North County Transit District for the supply of BiLevel commuter rail cars

A press release from Bombardier Transportation and North County Transit District; July 16, 2020 Latest evolution of the popular BiLevel…

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Europe, France: Alstom offers French factory sale to clinch Bombardier deal

By Maya Nikolaeva and Sarah White, Reuters, Financial Post; July 9, 2020 PARIS — France’s TGV high-speed train maker Alstom…

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Asia, India – Private train operations likely by April 2023; ticket fares to be competitive with airfares: Railways

From The Tribune; July 2, 2020 New Delhi, July 2 Private train operations in the country will begin by April…

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U.S.: Amtrak Hiawatha line that stops in Glenview, Illinois gets funding from Wisconsin lawmakers to buy new rail cars

By Ryan Nilsson, Pioneer Press, Chicago Tribune; December 10, 2019 Amtrak’s Hiawatha line, which runs between Milwaukee and Chicago and…

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Ontario: Province commits to 36 more bi-level commuter cars

By Leith Dunick, TBNewsWatch.com; September 10, 2019 THUNDER BAY – The Ontario government has committed to buying 36 more bi-level…

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Federal grant to be used for new coaches for North Carolina passenger trains

From Staff Reports, Independent Tribune; August 23, 2019 The North Carolina Department of Transportation received a nearly $77 million grant…

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Washington Department of Transportation awarded up to $37.5 million for Passenger Rail Car Replacement Project

By Graham Johnson, KIRO 7; August 20, 2019 SEATTLE – The federal government is helping fund replacements for three older…

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Wisconsin Department of Transportation to receive $25.7 million to upgrade train cars on Amtrak’s Hiawatha line

By Katie DeLong, Fox 6 Now; August 20, 2019 MILWAUKEE — There will soon be a new look for the…

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Europe: Leo Express moves into the black

By Quintus Vosman, International Railway Journal; August 16, 2019 CZECH train and bus operator Leo Express generated a profit for…

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San Francisco Bay Area: Caltrain and our regional transit system

By Jim Hartnett, The Daily Journal; August 3, 2019 Every day, inefficient transportation networks and increasing traffic congestion are having…

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Fort Worth, Texas: TEXRail is about to nearly double the number of trains on its tracks

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; July 25, 2019 FORT WORTH Residents who live along the TEXRail tracks are about…

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San Francisco: Why do the new Caltrains have floating doors raised 4-feet off the ground?

By Nikki Tran, SFGate.com; July 19, 2019 Have you seen the designs for the new Caltrain cars of the future?…

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This might be the most luxurious way to experience the Rocky Mountains

By Coleman Molnar, Canada.com; May 23, 2019 In Western Canada, the private luxury train company the Rocky Mountaineer traces a…

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Canada: Rocky Mountaineer pays homage to fromer Canadian National Chairman McLean

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; May 13, 2019 Canadian rail-tour company Rocky Mountaineer recently revealed that it…

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Texas: Why is TEXRail naming this train car Spike?

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; May 10, 2019 FORT WORTH Later this year, Fort Worth residents who travel on…

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