U.S., New York: Despite hurdles likened to ‘hand-to-hand combat’, MTA confident East Side Access will meet 2022 deadline

By Mark Hallum, amNY; September 22, 2020 An expected $16 billion deficit by 2024 hasn’t seemed to punch any holes…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: Editorial | Amtrak ridership boost spotlights need for more passenger rail service

An Editorial From The Tribune-Democrat; September 26, 2020 The news that Johnstown is among the most popular stops along Amtrak’s…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline Still On Track To Orlando After Branson’s Departure

By Paul Scicchitano, Staff, Patch; September 26, 2020 AVENTURA, FL — Weeks after decoupling its relationship with billionaire businessman Richard…

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U.S.: Amtrak service cuts expected to cost Virginians $142 million each year

By Digital Desk, WFXRtv.com; September 25, 2020 WASHINGTON (WFXR) — Amtrak plans to reduce service on its long-distance routes —…

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U.S., California/Nevada: Rail Startup Brightline Kicks Off $3.2 Billion Bond Sale For Los Angeles-To-Vegas High-Speed Train

By Alan Ohnsman, Staff, Forbes; September 25, 2020 Brightline, the only private passenger rail service in the U.S., is moving…

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Canada: VIA Rail Postpones the Service Resumption of The Canadian and The Ocean

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; September 25, 2020: MONTRÉAL, September 25, 2020 –As COVID-19 cases are currently on…

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U.S., Illinois: Train service from Rockford to Chicago takes next step

By ABC 17 WTVO News; September 24, 2020 ROCKFORD, Ill (WTVO) — The quest to bring passenger rail service between…

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U.S., South Florida: Boca Raton receives $16 million grant for Brightline Station

By Kyle Spinner, CBS 12 News; September 24th 2020 BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS 12) — The City of Boca Raton…

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U.S., South Florida: Brightline close to county deal on commuter tracks. Next up: Fights over stations

By Douglas Hanks, Miami Herald; September 24, 2020 Miami-Dade’s transit arm is moving closer to a tax-funded deal to bring…

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U.S.: Pacific Northwest, South serve as models for passenger rail in Montana

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; September 18, 2020 As counties across southern Montana join the Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority…

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U.S.: Efforts to restore passenger rail in southern Montana, Northern Rockies gain momentum

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; September 18, 2020 When the Big Sky Passenger Rail Summit kicked off in Missoula on…

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U.S.: Montana delegation, governor lend support for passenger rail across southern tier

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; September 17, 2020 Most of Montana’s congressional delegation signaled their support for the Big Sky…

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U.S., Montana: All aboard: Summit reflects support for passenger rail through Montana’s biggest towns

By Kim Briggeman, Missoulian; September 17, 2020 A county-driven passenger rail authority, the first concrete step toward restoring passenger rail…

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U.S.: North Carolina gets federal grant to buy corridor for Raleigh-Richmond high-speed rail

By Richard Stradling, The News & Observer; September 18, 2020 RALEIGH The effort to establish high-speed passenger rail service between…

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U.S., Nevada: Fortress Delays Record $4.2 Billion Vegas-Train Bond Sale

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance; September 21, 2020 (Bloomberg) — The company that wants to build a high-speed train…

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U.S.: BUILD grant will help decompress most congested rail junction in California

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; September 16, 2020 The U.S. DOT has awarded a $20 million Better Utilizing Investments…

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U.S.: Central Florida Leaders Say Transportation Was Hard Hit By Coronavirus, But Expansion Still Possible By 2030

By Danielle Prieur, WMFE; Septem,ber 16, 2020 Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said it could take some time for transportation in…

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U.S.: Alaska Railroad Soon Starts Its Aurora Winter Train Service

By Laurie Baratti, Travel Pulse; September 16, 2020 Alaska Railroad is proud to announce the start of its renowned winter…

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Europe, France: Alstom cuts offer for Bombardier’s rail unit by $350 million in firmed-up deal

By Allison Lampert, Rachit Vats, Reuters; September 16, 2020 Sept 16 (Reuters) – French train maker Alstom said on Wednesday…

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U.S., New York – It’s Never Too Late: Need for Rail Connection from the Central Terminal to Niagara Falls

By Hank Olejniczak, Buffalorising.com; September 16, 2020 The government of Ontario has committed to bringing daily commuter rail utilizing the…

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Europe: SBB and ÖBB to Expand Night Train Services in Europe

By Özgür Töre, FTN News; September 15, 2020 SBB and ÖBB are seeking to scale up the existing night train…

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U.S., Florida: High-speed rail operator Brightline is in talks with Tampa developer Darryl Shaw for a potential station near Ybor City

By Veronica Brezina-Smith and Ashley Gurbal Kritzer, Tampa Bay Business Journal; September 15, 2020 High-speed rail operator Brightline is in…

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U.S., California: BART’s Transbay Project Gets $1.2 Billion Boost

By Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor, Railway Age Magazine; September 15, 2020 The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued a $1.2 billion grant…

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U.S., Virginia: Long Bridge rail project between D.C. and Virginia barrels ahead

By Wyatt Gordon, Virginia Mercury, Inside NOVA; September 15, 2020 With the state budget in tatters and commuter levels at…

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