U.S., Maryland/D.C./Virginia: Regional partnership launches study of interconnected commuter rail system

From Inside NOVA; September 1, 2020 The Greater Washington Partnership has launched an effort to explore how the region can…

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U.S., California: BART cuts service to just two trains an hour due to COVID-19

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; April 8, 2020 With the COVID-19 continuing to drain the finances of transit agencies…

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U.S., Editorial: Ambitious transportation plan positions Virginia for the future

By The Virginian-Pilot & Daily Press Editorial Board, The Virginian-Pilot, Daily Press; February 06, 2020 Was this supposed to be…

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U.S.: Virginia becoming a model for intercity train service, observers say

By Luz Lazo The Washington Post, The Roanoke Times; February 1, 2020 Amtrak trains in Virginia carried nearly a million…

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U.S., North Carolina and Virginia: High-speed rail from Raleigh to Richmond just got a little closer to reality

By Richard Stradling, The News & Observer; December 23, 2019 A blockbuster deal announced last week between freight railroad CSX…

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U.S., Virginia: Charlottesville area could see benefits from plans to expand rail across Virginia

By Madison Jones, WVIR NBC 29; December 23, 2019 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. (WVIR) – Governor Ralph Northam recently announced a new…

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U.S., Virginia: CSX strikes $3.7 Billion deal to massively expand commuter rail

By Jonathan Capriel, Staff Reporter, Washington Business Journal; December 20, 2019 Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Thursday announced a deal…

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U.S.: Virginia and CSX Announce Landmark Rail Agreement

A press release from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam; December 19, 2019: Virginia and CSX Announce Landmark Rail Agreement A new…

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U.S.: Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation details on CSX deal

From the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; December 19, 2019: Transforming Rail in Virginia On December 19, 2019,…

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U.S.: Virginia has $3.7 billion deal to expand rail service between Richmond and Washington

BY MICHAEL MARTZ, Richmond Times-Dispatch; December 19, 2019 Trains will run almost every hour between Washington and Richmond – including…

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Richmond, Virginia Editorial: High-speed hopes

By Chris Gentilviso, Richmond Times-Dispatch; October 21, 2019 During weekday rush hours, as well as weekends, dozens of cars and…

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October is Passenger Rail Month in Virginia

A press release from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; October 1, 2019 Commonwealth celebrates a decade of…

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Opinion/Editorial: Ambitious rail plan would benefit Charlottesville, Virginia

By The Editorial Board, The Daily Progress; September 21, 2019 Charlottesville Amtrak riders will be interested in this: An east-west…

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Virginia: More Amtrak trains are coming to Hampton Roads, but not any time soon

By Julia Marsigliano, WYDaily; September 19, 2019 The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation’s DC2RVA Rail Project aims to…

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Commonwealth commemorates 10 years of Virginia-sponsored passenger rail service

A press release from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; September 18, 2019: Expanding passenger rail has improved…

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Coalition Calls for East-West Passenger Rail Service in Virginia

By David Seidel, WVTF Radio IQ; September 10, 2019 A coalition of economic, environmental and transportation groups are calling for…

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Virginia won’t let anything derail its growing Amtrak service

By Wyatt Gordon, Virginia Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; September 10, 2019 This month marks a decade since Virginia debuted its…

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Alvin “Pete” Carpenter: 1942-2019: Led CSX through a pivotal time of change and onto a solid financial track

By Sandy Strickland, The Florida Times-Union; August 23, 2019 Alvin “Pete” Carpenter, who rose from railroad brakeman to the president…

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California: Wig Wag Festival Sunday To Celebrate Restoration Of Train Signals

By Bay City News Service, SFGate.com; July 24, 2019 Railroads were essential to the settlement and founding of Richmond in…

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CSX track work to impact Amtrak service in the Southeast

By David Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; July 12, 2019 CSX track work in North Carolina will impact Amtrak schedules…

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Summer Travel Season Underway, Passenger Rail Ridership in Virginia Soars

A press release from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; July 10, 2019: ~ More affordable tickets, improved…

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Danny Plaugher column: Virginia is leading on passenger rail. It needs Congress’ help.

By Danny Plaugher, Richmond Times-Dispatch; June 29, 2019 While Indiana (Hoosier service) and Pennsylvania (Keystone and Pennsylvanian services) are cutting…

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Rafi Guroian column: Time for Virginia to switch tracks?

By Rafi Guroian, Richmond Times-Dispatch; April 29, 2019 It’s 6:32 a.m. on a brisk morning, as I travel aboard Amtrak’s…

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Virginia: Train travel is not a thing of the past — and the state, localities are pushing for more

By Sarah Fearing, Williamsburg Yorktown Daily; April 23, 2019 Every day, trains rumble across railroad tracks in the Historic Triangle,…

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EDITORIAL: Virginia’s rail system is congested, too

By The Editorial Page Staff, The Free Lance-Star; March 23, 2019 IT’S NOT just local roads that are operating far…

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