Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski calls for Metra to take over Chicago Union Station from Amtrak after ‘disastrous’ service outage, falling concrete

By Mary Wisniewski, Chicago Tribune; November 13, 2019 After a “disastrous” service outage that delayed tens of thousands of passengers…

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Considering the Rail Passenger Purview

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; November 11, 2019 There are many reasons why people should choose public transit; from…

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New York, After Iowa Pacific: Negotiations ended for new rail operator in Warren County

By DON LEHMAN, The Post-Star; October 31, 2019 The company that was hoping to take over railroad operations in Warren…

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Opinion in Florida: Why Stuart, not Fort Pierce, has inside track on Virgin Trains station | Gil Smart

By Gil Smart, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; November 1, 2019 Every time we write something about Virgin Trains, formerly Brightline,…

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Passenger train headed for Russia evacuated after radioactive spike

By Nicholas Sakelaris, UPI; October 9, 2019 Oct. 9 (UPI) — Russian authorities are investigating the cause of a spike…

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Why your Chicago commute could get faster: Metra looks to buy new locomotives, rail cars with state capital money

By Mary Wisniewski, Chicago Tribune; October 8, 2019 Metra expects to spend close to $2.6 billion in the next five…

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South Carolina Amtrak crash: Why train rammed into CSX freight cars, killing 2 and injuring 91, per National Transportation Safety Board

By Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY; September 30, 2019 A fatal Amtrak train accident in South Carolina that killed two and…

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Cars, Not Trains or Planes Dominate Northeast Corridor Travel

By Wendell Cox, New Geography; September 9, 2019 For years, Amtrak has been publicizing its large market share compared with…

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Boston: T urged to experiment with income-based commuter rail fares

By Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth Magazine; September 4, 2019 THE MBTA SHOULD EXPERIMENT with income-based fares and cut charges for reverse-commuting…

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Manitoba: Railway ‘back on track,’ poised for northern gain, say advocates

By Eric Westhaver, Flin Flon Reminder; August 26, 2019 Hope, change and making money – that was the general feeling…

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California county prepares to seize Mount Hood Railroad property from Iowa Pacific

By Emily Fitzgerald, Hood River News; August 17, 2019 Hood River County is preparing to move forward with seizure of…

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Over $244 million in grant money available for freight, passenger rail

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; August 16, 2019 The U.S. DOT’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued a Notice…

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Special Canadian Series, Article 4 of 4: About Standing Still

By Fred Vallance-Jones, The Signal, University of King’s College School of Journalism, Halifax, Nova Scotia; August 6, 2019 Article 4…

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Going cheap can cost you on Amtrak: Getting There

By Jim Cameron, The Middletown Press; August 4, 2019 It was the railroad trip from hell: the hottest day of…

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Amtrak adds funds to Oregon Department Of Transportation Cascades siding project

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 31, 2019 Amtrak announced yesterday it is contributing $750,000 toward a project aimed at reducing…

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In a blow to the bullet train, California might shift billions to Los Angeles, Bay Area projects

By Ralph Vartabedian, Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times; July 30, 2019 Key California lawmakers have devised a plan to shift billions…

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Amtrak Facing Rural Backlash Over Proposal to Cut Long-Distance Routes

A Video Report By Jason Bellini, The Wall Street Journal; July 16, 2019 Amtrak’s proposals for altering or eliminating some…

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Government of Canada takes next steps to further explore VIA Rail’s High Frequency Rail proposal in the Quebec City-Toronto Corridor

A press release from Transport Canada; June 25, 2019: PETERBOROUGH, ON, June 25, 2019 /CNW/ – A modernized passenger rail system…

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In transit: Life on the Northstar train today and a look at its tomorrow in Minnesota

By Nora G. Hertel, St. Cloud Times; June 21, 2019 The first Northstar commuter train left Big Lake 10 minutes…

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TRAIN TICKET TO HEAVEN: Banff to Vancouver on the Rocky Mountaineer

By Ken Winlaw, Canada.com; June 17, 2019 I have grown up with trains. A childhood spent in small Ontario towns…

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Missouri: Feds award $28.8 million grant to help pay for MacArthur Bridge rehab in St. Louis

By Mark Schlinkmann, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; June 11, 2019 ST. LOUIS — A $28.8 million federal grant will pay for…

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Once Threatened, Europe’s Night Trains Rebound

By Evan Rail, The New York Times; June 11, 2019 From the Orient Express to the Trans-Europe Express, few methods…

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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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Central Florida: The Polar Express Christmas train is returning for a third season to Tavares on the Royal Palm Railway Experience

By Jerry Fallstrom, Orlando Sentinel; May 22, 2019 TAVARES — Train lovers were disappointed recently when the Royal Palm Railway…

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