Maine’s Downeaster service: Possible Lewiston-Auburn to Portland rail routes to be discussed

By Staff, Maine Biz; March 21, 2019 Possible routes and other service details of a plan for train service between…

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Indiana: Amtrak shaves 15 minutes off Hoosier State, with survival, $6M state cut on the line

By Dave Bangert, Lafayette Journal & Courier; March 21, 2019 LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Could 15 minutes buy another two years…

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Florida: Virgin Trains USA reveals more plan details in new prospectus

By Scott Powers, FloridaPolitics.com; March 22, 2019 Virgin Trains USA has issued a new bond sale prospectus parparing for the…

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St. Paul, Minnesota to Chicago high-speed rail plans scrapped in favor of a second, slower train

By Bob Shaw, Pioneer Press, March 21, 2019 Advocates for high-speed rail to Chicago are now adopting a less ambitious…

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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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No injuries as VIA Rail Canada train is damaged, halted by debris in Nova Scotia

By The Canadian Press, HalifaxToday.ca; March 20, 2019 HALIFAX — Via Rail says a Montreal-bound train was damaged Wednesday when…

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UK: New trains to allow Edinburgh to London for £25

By Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman; March 21, 2019 The impending battle for passengers between Edinburgh and London stepped up a…

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What happened to those feasibility studies for additional passenger rail in Pennsylvania?

By Ryan Deto, Pittsburgh City Paper; March 19, 2019 Pennsylvanians want more trains. The Amtrak Pennsylvanian line runs only once…

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Editorial Opinion: New York and New Jersey need a Plan B for the Hudson rail tunnel

By The Post Editorial Board; New York Post; March 18, 2019 With Team Trump blocking funds for a new cross-Hudson…

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Southeast Asia pins hopes on rail to ease chronic congestion

By SHOTARO TANI, Nikkei staff writer, Nikkei Asian Review; March 19, 2019 JAKARTA — Indonesia’s first high-capacity commuter rail network is…

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Transit Police Beat in Boston: Teens Allegedly Cause $7,000 Worth Of Damage To Commuter Rail Train On St. Patrick’s Day

From CBS Boston 4 WBZ; March 18, 2019 BOSTON (CBS) – Things got rowdy on the MBTA this St. Patrick’s…

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Don’t Let The Bastards Grind You Down – An Ode To The Late Byron Nordberg

By Noel T. Braymer, ntbraymer – Rail Passenger Service in California and the USA; March 15, 2019 One of my…

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Opinion: Why we need to build Gateway now

By Scott Slesinger, Opinion Contributor, The Hill; March 17, 2019 Why is the nation’s most pressing infrastructure project stuck languishing…

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Heavy weather impacting BNSF operations

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; March 17, 2019 BNSF is engaged in service recovery efforts in multiple…

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India: Despite checks, roosters still transported in passenger coaches

By Jose K. Joseph, Express News Service, The New Indian Express; March 18, 2019 TIRUCHY: With several passengers continuing to transport…

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Passenger rail advocate calls VIA Rail Canada’s proposed Ontario-Quebec a ‘tourist train’ to the ‘hinterland’

By Adam Swimmer, Toronto Sun; March 17, 2019 An Ontario passenger rail advocate has called VIA Rail Canada’s proposed $4-billion…

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Wisconsin: Milwaukee planning to extend streetcar to convention center prior to 2020 Democratic National Convention

By Alex Zank, Biz Times Milwaukee Business News; March 15, 2019 Milwaukee is planning to extend the Hop streetcar system…

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Florida Department of Transportation: SunRail ridership and property values up

By Rachel Christian, Staff Writer, Osceola News-Gazette; March 16, 2019 SunRail is celebrating five years of service May 1. SunRail…

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Central Florida: Famous Winter Park art show would have been better with SunRail — oh, well | Editorial

By The Editorial Board, The Orlando Sentinel; March 13, 2019 If there ever was a weekend Central Florida needed SunRail,…

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Ontario: Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains to suggest accommodation tax could help train get back on track

By Elaine Della-Mattia, The Sault Star; March 14, 2019 The Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains hopes local officials can help…

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Former Massachusetts Senate president prods state Department Of Transportation to expand East-West rail study

By Larry Parnass, The Berkshire Eagle; March 13, 2019 SPRINGFIELD — Enough open houses. Hold public hearings. That was former…

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Supporters rally in St. Paul for more passenger rail in Minnesota

By Staff, Brainerd Dispatch; March 14, 2019 The passenger rail advocacy group All Aboard Minnesota conducted a rally for more…

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