U.S.: Federal Railroad Administration Issues Amtrak Performance Metrics Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; March 20, 2020 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued an NPRM (Notice of…

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Canada: Does VIA Rail’s survival depend on a new route through Ontario and Quebec?

By Mike De Souza and Megan Robinson, Global News; March 11, 2020 Less than 20 years ago, intercity commuters leaving…

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Canada: VIA Rail said lengthy delays on its flagship train were an international ‘embarrassment’

By Mike De Souza and Megan Robinson, Global News; March 10, 2020 In 1950, a passenger rail trip from Toronto…

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U.S.: Bill would allow Amtrak to sue freight railroads for delaying trains

By Logan Gay, WPSD NBC 6; March 6, 2020 CARBONDALE, IL — How long are you willing to wait for a…

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U.S., Michigan: Amtrak blames freight trains for passenger delays getting worse

By Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press; February 24, 2020 Americans who travel by train know all about this: Never in…

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Yes, there still is food on Amtrak trains, but …

Commentary By Russ Jackson; October 19, 2019 Editor’s Note: Russ Jackson is the distinguished retired editor of the Western Rail…

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U.S. Senator Dick Durbin pushes to improve Amtrak on-time performance

By Elizabeth Taylor, WSIL 3 ABC; October 23, 2019 WASHINGTON (WSIL) — U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) sent letters to…

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Amtrak: Host Railroads Responsible for On-Time Performance Issues

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 21, 2019 Amtrak Inspector General Kevin H. Winters recently issued a report about…

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Finding ways to keep Amtrak running on time in the Pacific Northwest

By Adam Duvernay, The Register-Guard; August 28, 2019 Eugene may one day be the tail end of a Pacific Northwest-wide…

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A New Standard Shapes Commuter Rail in Boston

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; August 15, 2019 Keolis Commuter Services (KCS), a unit of Keolis North America, has…

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Special Canadian Series, Article 3 of 4: Fixing passenger rail

By King’s MJ Students, The Signal, University of King’s College School of Journalism, Halifax, Nova Scotia; August 6, 2019 Article…

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New Jersey Transit train delays hit a record after Governor Murphy’s pledge to fix them

By Bloomberg News, Crain’s New York Business; June 13, 2019 New Jersey Transit commuter trains have hit their worst on-time…

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UK: Trains that are just one minute behind schedule will now be classed as late as punctuality standards are set to tighten across rail networks

By James Salmon, Transport Editor, The Daily Mail; March 21, 2019 Trains will soon be classed as late if they…

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Amtrak: Host railroads earn ‘C’ average for on-time performance

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 11, 2019 Canadian Pacific was the only Class I to receive an “A” for hosting…

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CSX sees Amtrak on time performance grade jump a bit — but there’s still room for improvement

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; March 8, 2019 Amtrak, the nation’s largest passenger railroad, owns almost none of…

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Wisconsin Rail Enthusiasts Keep Pursuing East-West Regional Train

By Chuck Quirmbach, WUWM 89.7; February 13, 2019 The Wisconsin Association of Railroad Passengers, a railroad passengers group with nearly…

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Frank Wilner opinion: Amtrak vs. freights: A messy MRSA

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; January 31, 2019 If you’re passionate about on-time performance…

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Denver’s tall buildings partly to blame for A-Line, G-Line problems, Regional Transportation District tells feds

By John Aguilar, The Denver Post; December 17, 2018 Denver’s recent runaway growth, with high rises going up at a record…

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Why can’t you get a seat on Metro-North? It’s complicated, but let us explain

By Thomas C. Zambito, Rockland/Westchester Journal News; September 19, 2018 Wondering why you can’t get a seat on Metro-North even…

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Frank Wilner: Amtrak denied precision scheduling

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; September 4, 2018 Watching Washington, September 2018: If two…

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Tri-Rail logged highest on-time performance in July

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 2, 2018 Last month, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority‘s (SFRTA) Tri-Rail service achieved the…

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ATK, CEO, OTP, PTC, F&B, BLT, UP, etc. Challenges, challenges.

Note: Russ Jackson is the distinguished retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review, and a huge fan of BLT…

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It’s our shark week

By LAUREN GARDNER, With help from Bernie Becker, Tanya Snyder and Brianna Gurciullo, Politico Morning Transportation; July 23, 2018 WHAT…

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