U.S., Kansas, Oklahoma: Passenger rail advocates await BNSF’s study of expansion costs

By Tim Carpenter, The Hutchinson News; January 22, 2020 The challenge of stretching Amtrak passenger service from Oklahoma City to…

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U.S., Vermont: Western Rail Corridor completion expected in 2021

By Gordon Dritschilo, Staff Writer, Rutland Herald; January 17, 2020 The Western Rail Corridor is becoming a reality. Mayor David…

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U.S.: California delays vote on 2nd round of Virgin Trains bond allocation

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; January 15, 2020 A California finance committee on Wednesday put off a decision on…

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U.S.: Amtrak pitches new Memphis-to-Chicago, other Tennessee lines to state legislators

By Sandy Mazza, Nashville Tennessean; January 15, 2020 Railway enthusiasts in Memphis could see an additional daylight route to Chicago,…

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U.S., North Carolina: GoTriangle studying feasibility of new commuter-rail line

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 13, 2020 A new feasibility study by the GoTriangle transit agency estimates a commuter-rail system…

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U.S., Virginia Opinion/Editorial: Rail initiative would benefit commonwealth

By The Editorial Board, The Daily Progress; January 7, 2020 Major improvements to rail transportation now being finalized will prove…

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U.S.: Year of the train? Advocates look to restore passenger rail along Montana’s southern route

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current, KZBK 7; January 5, 2020 While it’s been more than four decades since passenger rail…

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U.S., Colorado: ‘I’m absolutely not supportive of that’: Front Range passenger train service appears derailed on arrival at Capitol

By Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun; January 6, 2020 The 2020 legislative session hasn’t yet begun, but a goal of…

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U.S., North Carolina and Virginia: High-speed rail from Raleigh to Richmond just got a little closer to reality

By Richard Stradling, The News & Observer; December 23, 2019 A blockbuster deal announced last week between freight railroad CSX…

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U.S., Virginia: Charlottesville area could see benefits from plans to expand rail across Virginia

By Madison Jones, WVIR NBC 29; December 23, 2019 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. (WVIR) – Governor Ralph Northam recently announced a new…

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U.S., Washington State: State may revive Stampede Pass train service

By TJ Martinell, thelens.com; December 23, 2019 As the state continues to explore the idea of a bullet train line…

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U.S., Vermont: Barre-Montpelier commuter rail would require $96M track makeover, study says

By Grace Elletson, VTDigger.com; December 22, 2019 A new study found that an 8-mile stretch of railroad track from Montpelier…

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U.S., Minnesota: Duluth leaders try to fire up legislators on passenger rail to Minneapolis

By Brooks Johnson, Star Tribune; December 12, 2019 DULUTH – Mary Murphy isn’t looking for a time machine when she…

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U.S., Nevada and California: Virgin Trains updates timeline for Las Vegas-to-Southern Cal train

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; December 10, 2019 While construction on the long-talked about high-speed train between Las Vegas…

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U.S., Vermont: Where Burlington’s long-awaited train terminal may be built

By Calvin Cutler, WCAX CBS 3; December 3, 2019 BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Bringing passenger rail back to Burlington– we’ve told…

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Alabama: Study examines feasibility of train service from Montgomery to Mobile and reactions are mixed

By Sara MacNeil, Montgomery Advertiser; November 27, 2019 A study on the feasibility for a train from Montgomery to Mobile…

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Pennsylvania Commentary: Riding a government study absolutely nowhere

From The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; November 24, 2019 I read a government report to see how much of the $200,000 cost…

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Texas Central enters new agreement for high-speed rail project

By David Ajamy, Digital Reporter, Dallas Business Journal; November 21, 2019 The developer seeking to connect Houston to North Texas…

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Northern Ontario passenger rail plan close to being unveiled

By Kortney Kenney, Staff, MyNorthBayNow; November 12, 2019 Several communities in northeastern Ontario, including North Bay, could be closer to…

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Minnesota: Northern Lights Express supporters lobby in Washington, D.C.

By Staff, Duluth News Tribune; November 12, 2019 Supporters of the proposed passenger train connecting Minneapolis and Duluth were in…

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Illinois: Project to connect Chicago to Quad Cities receives federal funding extension

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; November 4, 2019 A project to connect Chicago to the Quad Cities via an…

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Pennsylvania Department Of Transportation: Rail service expansion takes ‘critical’ step with Norfolk Southern study

By Mark Pesto, The Tribune-Democrat; November 5, 2019 A study currently being conducted by Norfolk Southern Corp. represents “the first…

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Monroe, Michigan could be on track for regional passenger train

By Tyler Eagle, The Monroe News; October 31, 2019 The idea of a regional passenger train was the topic of…

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Billionaire Branson Gets Billions In Bonds To Launch Vegas To California Train Service

By Michael Goldstein, Contributor, Forbes; October 31, 2019 Sir Richard Branson was in the news this week. Virgin Galactic, the…

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Wisconsin: Another way to bring everyone together

By Jason Schulte, Baldwin Bulletin; November 1, 2019 When the new St. Croix River Crossing bridge came to fruition after…

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