South Florida: Tri-Rail frustrated by maintenance issues, duct tape repair

By Robert Smith, Valliant News; November 14, 2019 You can add repairing railroad tracks to the 1,001 uses for duct…

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Lawmakers aim to thwart Amtrak forced-arbitration policy

By Jessica Wehrman, Roll Call; November 13, 2019 Lawmakers are in the initial stages of determining whether they can prevent…

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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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Chicago Metra spending $15.5 million on security cameras in passenger cars

By Marni Pyke, Chicago Daily Herald; November 8, 2019 Metra plans to deploy an army of security cameras on all…

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Transportation Security Administration Administrator: No need for airport-like security for rail travel

From Stock Daily Dish; November 9, 2019 Airport-like security screenings are not necessary for Amtrak or other rail travel, the…

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Commentary: Taking ‘forever’ to assess safety impacts of liquified natural gas by rail?

By Jim Blaze, Freight Waves; November, 5, 2019 Safety is important.  Yet, we can do safety research and development a…

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Montana: Groups Plan To Sue Railroad Over Bear Deaths Near Glacier National Park

By Staff, National Parks Traveler; November 6, 2019 BNSF Railway Company is the target of a forthcoming lawsuit accusing the…

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Miss Manners: Train commuter unsure of etiquette

From The Ledger; November 5, 2019 DEAR MISS MANNERS: The train I take to commute to work is composed of…

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Boston Critics: $10-$28 Billion Commuter Rail overhaul could be a ‘New Big Dig’

By Sean Philip Cotter and Mary Markos, Boston Herald; November 4, 2019 The MBTA is moving forward on a plan…

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Pennsylvania: Rat rides SEPTA train, causes chaos for passengers

By Virginia Streva, Staff, Philly Voice; November 3, 2019 Anyone who’s taken a SEPTA train before knows that rats exist…

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‘Not Safe, We’re All Worked To Death’: Denver Regional Transit District Train Operators Open Up About Driver Shortage

By Kati Weis, 4 CBS Denver; October 23, 2019 DENVER (CBS4) – There have been hundreds of trip cancellations on…

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Nearly one-third of all Amtrak trains are late — and it could be costing the railroad $42 million every year

By Graham Rapier, Business Insider; October 18, 2019 Chronic Amtrak delays are hampering the railroad’s efforts to break even by…

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New York’s Long Island Rail Road rolls out laser-focused train to rid tracks of slimy leaf residue

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; October 18, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road said it’s focused on reducing delays caused…

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Vancouver: ‘Foolish’ SkyTrain ‘surfer’ fined $115 for riding between train cars

By Simon Little, Global News; October 18, 2019 Metro Vancouver Transit Police say a man was fined Thursday after being…

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Happy 150th! Wabtec Celebrates Anniversary, New Headquarters

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 16, 2019 Wabtec Corp. recently celebrated its 150th anniversary, as well as the…

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Two grizzly cubs killed on BNSF railroad tracks

By Brendan LaChance, Oil City News; October 16, 2019 CASPER, Wyo. — Two grizzly bear cubs were found dead on…

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India: Alert team averts train-elephant collision on killer Bengal tracks

By Sandeep Borah, East Mojo; October 16, 2019 Guwahati: Averting yet another major train-elephant collision incident, railway officials from the…

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Governor Cuomo and New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority Look to Speed Up Sluggish Trains by as Much as 50%

By Dan Rivoli, Spectrum News NY 1; October 8, 2019 The MTA is going full throttle when it comes to…

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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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Hidden nightlife on display at Chico, California train station

By Lindy Hoppough, Correspondent, Enterprise-Record; October 9, 2019 “Oh, that hurts. Oh, that hurts.” The man’s voice was coming from…

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Australia: Gastro outbreak strikes more than 100 passengers on Sydney to Perth train

By Helen Davidson, The Guardian; October 6, 2019 A transcontinental Australian tourist train has seen more than 100 passengers in…

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Oklahoma Woman Shot by a Puppy After Yellow Labrador Gets Spooked by a Passing Train

By Joelle Goldstein, People Magazine; October 08, 2019 An Oklahoma woman is currently recovering from her injuries after a dog…

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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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Willmar rail connector project is starting to take shape, Minnesota Department Of Transportation says

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 7, 2019 Construction has begun on a rail connector and industrial access project involving BNSF…

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Gateway drug: An application seeking billions from the feds for a Hudson tunnel project between New Jersey and New York is chock full of misrepresentations

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; October 7, 2019 Forty five days ago, on Aug. 23, the Port…

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