U.S., North Carolina: Big Plans for Passenger Train Service

By Reuben Jones, Spectrum News 1; December 3, 2020 CHARLOTTE, N.C. – On a Friday afternoon, a few dozen passengers…

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U.S., South Florida: Florida East Coast Industries sells West Palm Beach apartments connected to Brightline for $115 Million

By Brian Bandell, Senior Reporter, South Florida Business Journal; December 3, 2020 Florida East Coast Industries sold Park-Line Palm Beaches, an…

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U.S., C&NW History: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day on ‘America’s Finest Trains’

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 4, 2020 “Ride the ‘400′ Streamliner Fleet – America’s Finest Trains”…

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U.S., Great Northern Empire Builder Route History: The Western Star offered superb passenger amenities and food service

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 3, 2020 The Western Star, a secondary train of the Great…

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U.S.: Amtrak agrees to fix stations and pay $2.25 million to settle ADA discrimination claims

By Luz Lazo, The Washington Post; December 2, 2020 Amtrak has agreed to pay $2.25 million to settle civil claims…

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U.S., Montana – It’s official: Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority forms, eyes southern route

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current, KXLH 9; December 2, 2020 A dozen participating counties spanning Montana from east to west…

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U.S., Connecticut: Metro-North chief says it could take years to restore ridership to New Haven Line after pandemic; telecommuting expected to transform commuting patterns in future

By Christopher Keating, Hartford Courant; November 30, 2020 WEST HAVEN — With ridership still down by 80%, the president of…

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Canada – Q3 Results: VIA Rail Continues to Manage the Impacts of the Pandemic

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; November 30, 2020: HIGHLIGHTS Continued implementation of prevention measures in response to the…

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U.S., Michigan: COVID puts plans for test of new Michigan train line on hold

By Associated Press, The Mercury News; November 29, 2020 The coronavirus pandemic has forced supporters of a new passenger train…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: PennDOT plans to finalize study regarding Reading-to-Philadelphia rail passenger service

By Holly Herman, The Mercury; November 27, 2020 PennDOT plans to finalize a study by the end of the year…

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U.S., Illinois/Iowa: Proposals being sought for Rockford-to-Dubuque rail feasibility study

BY BENNET GOLDSTEIN, Telegraph Herald; November 30, 2020 A Dubuque-area committee is looking to study the costs of creating a…

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U.S., Colorado: Two companies hope to revive passenger, freight rail service on Tennessee Pass Line

By David O. Williams, Real Vail; November 30, 2020 A pair of railroad companies are competing to reactivate Union Pacific’s…

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U.S., New York – Buffalo’s new downtown train station draws rave reviews: ‘It’s gorgeous’

By Mark Sommer, The Buffalo News; November 28, 2020 For a moment Jimmer Phillips thought he stepped off the Amtrak train…

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U.S.: Stephen Gardner Named Amtrak President as Part of New Leadership Structure

A press release from Amtrak; November 30, 2020: WASHINGTON – Today, Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn announced that Stephen Gardner has…

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U.S., New York/Florida Service History: The Palmland was practical, convenient and had a good heavyweight dining car

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; November 28, 2020 In January of 1962, Seaboard Air Line Railroad’s New…

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U.S., Opinion: Defining Amtrak’s True Mission

By Tony Coscia, Chairman, Amtrak Board of Directors, Railway Age Magazine; November 23, 2020 It has been an honor to serve on…

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U.S., Florida – SunRail commission votes for DeLand extension: Now what?

By Mark Harper, The Daytona Beach News-Journal; November 23, 2020 For more than five years, plans to extend SunRail to DeLand…

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U.S.: Maryland to pay $250 million to settle Purple Line disputes, replace construction contractor

By Colin Campbell, Baltimore Sun; November 24, 2020 The Maryland Department of Transportation has agreed to pay $250 million to…

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U.S., New York/New Jersey: Hudson River rail tunnels between New York City and New Jersey can remain in use while they’re repaired, say consultants

By Clayton Guse, New York Daily News; November 24, 2020 Amtrak can fix up the two Hudson River tunnels serving…

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U.S., New Jersey: London Bridge is Falling Down

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; November 23, 2020 Several “project stakeholders” in New Jersey’s passenger rail network—Governor…

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Europe: New start for passenger trains in northern Sweden

By Oliver Cuenca, International Railway Journal; November 24, 2020 NORWEGIAN operator Vy has announced that it will restart regular passenger…

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U.S.: President-Elect Joe Biden’s Dedication to Trains Could Transform Domestic Travel

By Tyler Moss, Conde Nast Traveler; November 25, 2020 As a Senator, now president-elect Joe Biden famously commuted 110 miles…

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U.S., New York: Moynihan Train Hall in New York City set to open in January

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; November 25, 2020 Amtrak‘s Moynihan Train Hall in the former Farley Post Office Building across from…

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