Restoring passenger rail service in the northeastern Ontario

By Brittany Bortolon, Videojournalist, North Bay, CTV News; April 15, 2019 Could passenger service in northern Ontario be back on…

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Ohio and Michigan: What would it cost for rail service linking Toledo, Detroit, and Ann Arbor?

By David Patch, The Toledo Blade; April 16, 2019 Establishing 79-mph passenger trains on a T-shaped network linking Toledo with…

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Wyanet, Illinois could link passenger trains to the Quad Cities

By Brett Herrmann, News Tribune; April 16, 2019 With bags packed and ticket in hand, Gabriella Jauch waited for the…

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Great River Rail Commission Members Marie Kovecsi and Paul Schollmeier: Spring — a time for action on passenger rail at the Minnesota Capitol

By Marie Kovecsi and Paul Schollmeier, Winona Daily News; April 15, 2019 Winona is one of the oldest communities in…

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Update on the California Bullet Train

By Boris Lipkin; Streetsblog San Francisco; April 11, 2019 As Mark Twain might have said had he witnessed the past…

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Wisconsin Reader’s View: Encourage leaders to support NLX

By Jason Serck, Superior, Duluth News Tribune; April 11, 2019 I congratulate Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers for moving forward with…

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Wisconsin Department Of Transportation aims to double frequency of Amtrak service through state

By Chris Lueneburg, Channel 3000; April 10, 2019 PORTAGE, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s plan to increase regional…

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Illinois study: Passenger rail in Quad Cities could have a $25 million annual impact

By Jonathan Ketz, WQAD 8; April 10, 2019 PEORIA, Illinois- The Quad Cities chamber of Commerce is making its pitch…

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Investigate new passenger rail between Toledo and Detroit

By The Editorial Board, The Toledo Blade; April 8, 2019 Exploring the opening of passenger rail service between Toledo and…

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Why Sweden Wants to Revive Europe’s Night Trains

By Feargus O’Sullivan, CityLab; April 2, 2019 In the quest to reduce the massive carbon footprint from global transportation, Sweden…

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Optimism for second train grows after 2nd WisARP meeting in Portage, Wisconsin

By NOAH VERNAU, Portage Daily Register; April 3, 2019 Those hoping for a second daily Amtrak train traveling across Wisconsin…

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Trans-border: Could passenger train service between Detroit and Toronto reopen?

By Aaron Mondry, Curbed Detroit; April 1, 2019 There hasn’t been passenger rail connecting Detroit and Toronto since the late…

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Minnesota Opinion: Continue studying passenger rail to Twin Ports

From The Editorial Board, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Duluth News Tribune; March 29, 2019 Minnesota lawmakers should get on board with…

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Maine: Passenger rail service between Lewiston-Auburn and Portland could cost $300 million

By Matthew Daigle, Sun Journal; March 27, 2019 LEWISTON — A proposed commuter rail service to connect the Twin Cities…

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Initial contracts have been signed for Maya Train passenger rail project in Mexico

From Mexico News Daily; March 28, 2019 The first contracts have been signed for the Maya Train project, the general…

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Two big rail projects, one big vision for Massachusetts (Guest viewpoint)

By Stan Rosenberg, masslive.com; March 22, 2019 For decades, we in Western Massachusetts have been trying to get Beacon Hill…

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St. Paul, Minnesota to Chicago high-speed rail plans scrapped in favor of a second, slower train

By Bob Shaw, Pioneer Press, March 21, 2019 Advocates for high-speed rail to Chicago are now adopting a less ambitious…

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Former Massachusetts Senate president prods state Department Of Transportation to expand East-West rail study

By Larry Parnass, The Berkshire Eagle; March 13, 2019 SPRINGFIELD — Enough open houses. Hold public hearings. That was former…

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Supporters rally in St. Paul for more passenger rail in Minnesota

By Staff, Brainerd Dispatch; March 14, 2019 The passenger rail advocacy group All Aboard Minnesota conducted a rally for more…

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Illinois: Will the project to bring passenger rail service in the Quad-Cities ever be on track?

By Sarah Ritter, Quad-City Times; March 15, 2019 The decades-long effort to bring passenger rail service from Chicago to the…

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Amtrak official on proposed Duluth, Minnesota train: ‘We’re going to deliver’

By Brady Slater, Duluth News Tribune; March 11, 2019 The three women arrived and sat together among more than 50…

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Minnesota: Rail from Duluth to Twin Cities intrigues Amtrak

By Brady Slater, Duluth News Tribune; March 10, 2019 Amtrak’s flirtation with the proposed Northern Lights Express is intensifying. For…

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Minnesota: Passenger or driver? Some prefer others taking the wheel for Twin Cities commute

By John Lundy, Duluth News Tribune; March 3, 2019 Claire Kirch could drive her own car on trips from Duluth…

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Empire Builder Route: Economic benefits of a second daily train between Chicago and Twin Cities revealed

From Global Railway Review; March 1, 2019 The Rail Passengers Association recently issued its Impacts From A Second Train To…

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Alberta: Calgary to Banff passenger rail service ‘feasible’, new report says, but carries $660M price tag

By Amanda Stephenson, Calgary Herald; February 27, 2019 A passenger rail link between Calgary and Banff National Park is “feasible,”…

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