U.S.: Amtrak to cancel Acela Express trains in Northeast as coronavirus reduces demand; reduces Pacific Surfliner schedules

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; March 22, 2020 Amtrak will cancel its flagship Acela Express trains in the Northeast on…

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U.S., New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority borrows $1 Billion to stave off impending coronavirus fiscal apocalypse

By David Meyer, New York Post; March 18, 2020 The MTA will borrow $1 billion by the end of the…

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U.S.: Amtrak Takes Active Measures to Maintain Safe Environment, Modifies Some Schedules

A press release from Amtrak; March 15, 2020: Amtrak Coronavirus Updated: Sunday, March 15 4:00 p.m. ET The safety of…

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U.S., New York: BTS’ 5-minute performance in empty Grand Central Terminal took 2 months to organize

By Charles Trepany, USA TODAY; February 26, 2020 On Monday’s episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” fans watched as…

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U.S., New York: U.S. Transportation Chief Backs Rehabilitation of Key New York City Rail Tunnel

By Reuters, The New York Times; February 27, 2020 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation supports the rehabilitation of…

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U.S., New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority hires temporary president for subway, bus system

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; February 25, 2020 A former federal railroad chief has been tapped to temporarily lead the…

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U.S., New York: Metro-North ridership set ridership record in 2019

By Christopher J. Eberhart, The Journal News; February 19, 2020 The Metropolitan Transportation Authority had a historically good January.  Metro-North…

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U.S., New York: Uber’s new ‘Make My Train’ feature aims to make Long Island Rail Road trips a little smoother

By Ken Schachter, Newsday; February 7, 2020 A new “Make My Train” feature from ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. aims…

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U.S.: See Every Corner of the U.S. With This Cross-country Train Journey That Only Costs $1,000

By Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure; February 07, 2020 In 2019, more people than ever before took to the railways…

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U.S., Connecticut: A frank conversation with the transportation commissioner

By Jim Cameron, Connecticut Viewpoints, The Connecticut Mirror; January 16, 2020 Joseph Giulietti is finishing his first year as Commissioner…

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U.S., New York – How to fix Penn Station: Fast-track rail and platform upgrades before expanding

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; January 7, 2020 Gov. Cuomo is right that the hellhole that is…

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U.S., New York: High-speed rail between Buffalo and New York City isn’t cost-effective

By Jonathan English, City & State New York; January 6, 2020 There is no more dependable career in the United…

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U.S., New York: Can Penn Station Handle 175,000 More Riders? Cuomo Thinks So

By Christina Goldbaum, The New York Times; January 6, 2020 Pennsylvania Station, the busiest rail station in the Western Hemisphere,…

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U.S.: Amtrak to upgrade New York Penn waiting area ahead of Moynihan station opening

By Edward Russell, The Points Guy; January 6, 2020 Travelers best expect a little dust when they pass through New…

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U.S., New York: Penn Station expansion plan to include eight new tracks, increase capacity by 40 percent

By Colleen Wilson, NorthJersey.com; January 6, 2020 Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans Monday to add eight new tracks and a…

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Metropolitan Transportation Authority doesn’t know why subways cost so much more to build in New York City

By Jacob Henry, David Meyer and Bernadette Hogan, New York Post; November 12, 2019 The MTA’s construction chief said Tuesday…

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New York City’s Grand Central Train Shed Project May Take 20 Years, Report Says

By Brendan Krisel, Staff, Patch; November 11, 2019 MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, NY — The Metropolitan Transit Authority is getting ready to…

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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority offers employees 4 hours of pay to not vote during work

By David Meyer, New York Post; November 4, 2019 At the MTA, it pays vote early. The transit agency offered…

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Back on Track: How U.S. Cities Are Reinventing Their Train Depots

By Matt Grossman, Commercial Observer; October 22, 2019 Get them talking, and you’ll quickly learn that train buffs and history…

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Long Island Rail Road says M9A fleet already six months behind schedule, and more expensive

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; October 22, 2019 One month after the Long Island Rail Road’s newest train fleet debuted…

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New York’s Long Island Rail Road rolls out laser-focused train to rid tracks of slimy leaf residue

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; October 18, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road said it’s focused on reducing delays caused…

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Your Metro-North commute could get shorter if this new Connecticut transportation plan gets approved

By Eliza Fawcett and Christopher Keating, Hartford Courant; October 16, 2019 New York City could get a little closer under a…

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Amtrak rolls out more comfortable cars for trips out of Chicago

By David Roeder, Chicago Sun-Times; October 16, 2019 If you haven’t traveled by train in a while, Amtrak is summoning…

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It took me 96 hours to ride an Amtrak train from coast to coast. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

By Graham Rapier, Business Insider; October 16, 2019 Over 96 hours, I saw more of the US than I had…

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