Where will California’s high-speed rail stop in the San Francisco Bay Area?

By Gary Richards, East Bay Times; July 2, 2019 If the billions needed to build the high-speed rail line from…

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Local News Passenger rail service in Elyria, Ohio stopped in its tracks

By Dave O’Brien, The Chronicle-Telegram; June 4, 2019 ELYRIA — The plan to bring passenger rail service back to downtown…

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Illinois Capital Bill funds Quad Cities passenger rail train

By Jenna Jackson, KWQC 6 NBC; June 2, 2019 MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) – The Quad Cities Passenger Rail Project is…

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West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin says deal reached to resume New River Train, details pending

By Staff Reports, Charleston Gazette-Mail; May 23, 2019 In a tweet, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said a deal has been…

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Illinois: Geneva railroad expansion to start in 2020

By Susan Sarkauskas, Chicago Daily Herald; May 14, 2019 The construction of a third set of railroad tracks on the…

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Claremont, New Hampshire volunteers meet passengers at train depot to help keep stop viable

By PATRICK O’GRADY, Correspondent, Valley News; May 3, 2019 Late one recent cool and rainy afternoon at the Claremont Junction…

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Amtrak: Elimination of Indiana’s Hoosier State line could threaten jobs at Beech Grove yard

By Julia Deng, WISH TV 8; April 25, 2019 BEECH GROVE, Ind. (WISH) — Hundreds of Amtrak jobs in Beech…

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Congressman: Amtrak to answer questions about Chicago Union Station delays at hearing Tuesday

By Marni Pyke, Chicago Daily Herald; April 12, 2019 Amtrak officials will face congressional scrutiny next week over a bungled…

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Man stops train from leaving station in Japan, video goes viral online

By Oona McGee, Sora News 24; April 11, 2019 The punctuality of Japanese trains often makes headlines around the world,…

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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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Ontario: What’s the future of the Agawa Canyon Tour Train?

By Ian Ross, Northern Ontario Business; March 22, 2019 With the looming expiration of an operating agreement to run the…

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The particular sheen of America by Amtrak.

By Caity Weaver, The New York Times Magazine; March 20, 2019 Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross…

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U.S. Representative Dan Lipinski asks if Amtrak will reimburse Chicago Metra commuters for disruption

From Crain’s Chicago Business; March 12, 2019 Congressman Dan Lipinski, who heads the House subcommittee that has oversight for rail,…

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Sleeper to Seattle: 39 hours on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight

Editor’s Note: The author makes an oblique reference to sharing sleeping car space with other passengers. While this custom may…

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Ontario: Metrolinx issues safety warning after commuter’s backpack was caught by passing train

By Chris Fox, CTV News Toronto; March 1, 2019 Metrolinx has launched a safety campaign after a passenger’s bag was…

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North Carolina: Duke University nixes Durham-Orange light rail

By Paul Conley, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; February 28, 2019 Duke University won’t allow a portion of a proposed 7.7-mile light-rail…

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‘It feels like a nightmare’: Amtrak Coast Starlight train stuck for 36 hours arrives back in Seattle

By Tammy Mutasa, KOMO News; February 27, 2019 SEATTLE — Amtrak passengers who spent 36 hours stranded in the snow in…

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Opinion: How rail could play a role in Southern California infrastructure improvements

By Marc Joffe, Redlands Daily Facts; February 23, 2019 Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to pause the most expensive portions of…

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Video: New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Talks New York Penn Station Improvements

From CBS New York 2; February 13, 2019 New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says NJ TRANSIT has settled its debt…

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North Carolina: Hillsborough Exploring Options Regarding Amtrak Station

By Kelly Fahey, The Hill, 97.9, WCHL; February 8, 2019 Hillsborough’s Amtrak station has officially been assigned funding by the…

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Inside Amtrak’s Fancy New Acela Loungs in New York City

By Meredith Carey, Conde Nast Traveler; January 23, 2019 Even Traveler‘s most avid Amtrak users didn’t know there was a…

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Concrete pieces fall on tracks at Chicago Union Station, impacting Metra trains and injuring a man

From WLS Chicago 7 ABC; January 22, 2019 CHICAGO (WLS) — Several concrete pieces fell onto the tracks at Union…

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Moline, Illinois city leaders find new hope for passenger rail to Chicago with Illinois leadership change

By Chris Carter, KWQC, NBC 6; January 2, 2019 MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) – City leaders in Moline are hoping a…

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Can a train station turn this ugly part of Fort Worth, Texas into a smokin’ hot neighborhood?

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; December 11, 2018 FORT WORTH On the northern edge of the Trinity River, near…

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