U.S., Vermont: Western Rail Corridor completion expected in 2021

By Gordon Dritschilo, Staff Writer, Rutland Herald; January 17, 2020 The Western Rail Corridor is becoming a reality. Mayor David…

Continue Reading →

U.S., Florida: Brightline passenger counts, revenue remain well below company’s own projections

By Jeff Ostrowski, The Palm Beach Post; January 20, 2020 Brightline, the rail company aiming to prove the financial viability…

Continue Reading →

Canada: If Madrid and Barcelona can build a high-speed rail connection, why can’t Toronto and Montreal?

By Amir Barnea, Contributor, The Toronto Star; January 20, 2020 As a pair, Toronto and Montreal, Canada’s two largest cities,…

Continue Reading →

U.S., Massachusetts: Springfield’s Union Station sees increase in numbers after new commuter line

By Sy Becker, WWLP 22 News; January 22, 2020 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Amtrak’s rail commuter line between Springfield and…

Continue Reading →

U.S., Connecticut: A frank conversation with the transportation commissioner

By Jim Cameron, Connecticut Viewpoints, The Connecticut Mirror; January 16, 2020 Joseph Giulietti is finishing his first year as Commissioner…

Continue Reading →

U.S., Connecticut: Hartford Line exceeds 1 million riders as commuter rail exceeds forecast

By Eliza Fawcett, Hartford Courant; January 16, 2020 More than one million riders have traveled on the Hartford Line since…

Continue Reading →

U.S., Connecticut: Valley officials demand rail improvements, call out Hartford for neglect to Waterbury train line

By Michael P. Mayko, Connecticut Post; January 14, 2020 NAUGATUCK — Valley municipal leaders said funding to increase service on…

Continue Reading →

U.S., North Carolina: GoTriangle studying feasibility of new commuter-rail line

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 13, 2020 A new feasibility study by the GoTriangle transit agency estimates a commuter-rail system…

Continue Reading →

U.S., South Florida: Tri-Rail reaches highest ridership record in 2019

By Kyle Spinner, CBS 12 News; January 10, 2020 POMPANO BEACH, FLA — More people rode Tri-Rail this year than…

Continue Reading →

U.S., Utah: Double down on FrontRunner double-tracking could lead to double-time travel

By Art Raymond, Deseret News; January 10, 2020 SALT LAKE CITY — Close your eyes and imagine your daily commute…

Continue Reading →

U.S., Texas: TexRail logs 500,000 riders in first year

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 13, 2020 Trinity Metro last week marked the first anniversary of the TEXRail commuter-rail line,…

Continue Reading →

U.S., Virginia Governor Ralph Northam: Passenger rail to Bristol ‘logical step,’ but not soon

By DAVID MCGEE, BRISTOL HERALD COURIER; January 10, 2020 Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said that Amtrak passenger service to the…

Continue Reading →

U.S., New York: High-speed rail between Buffalo and New York City isn’t cost-effective

By Jonathan English, City & State New York; January 6, 2020 There is no more dependable career in the United…

Continue Reading →

U.S., Florida: Virgin Trains ends 2019 “ramp up” year nearing 1 million South Florida riders

By Rob Wile, Miami Herald; January 4, 2020 Virgin Trains finished November with almost 900,000 riders — less than half…

Continue Reading →

U.S.: Virgin Trains expands in Florida. Will it ever reach Jacksonville?

By Ennis Davis, The Florida Times-Union; January 3, 2020 As Michael Cegelis speaks at a recent Central Florida Transportation Planning…

Continue Reading →

U.K.: Proportion of train services under foreign ownership doubled in last decade

By Jack Peat, The London Economic; January 1, 2020 The proportion of Britain’s train services under foreign ownership more than…

Continue Reading →

U.S.: California’s Real ‘Train to Nowhere’

By Phillip Sprincin, City Journal; December 27, 2019 A major feature of the urban renaissance of the past three decades…

Continue Reading →

U.S.: Virgin Trains OKs 3 new stations in South Florida, so when will it build stations here on the Treasure Coast and Space Coast?

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; December 28, 2019 A blueprint for Virgin Trains USA stations on the Treasure…

Continue Reading →

U.S., Montana: Senator Jon Tester calls for quickly restoring ticket agents in Havre, Shelby Amtrak stations

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is doubling down on his efforts to restore ticket agents in some Amtrak stations including…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

Europe – The Nightjet: One Company’s Big Bet on Travelers Who Take it Slow

By Palko Karasz, The New York Times; December 23, 2019 On a recent morning, as Venice awakened to crisp November…

Continue Reading →

U.S., Florida: What a Virgin Trains station at Disney may mean for Orlando biz

By Richard Bilbao, Senior Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; December 23, 2019 Virgin Trains USA‘s plan for a station at…

Continue Reading →

U.S., Pennsylvania – Brian O’Neill: Is it time to tell Amtrak to get off the tracks in Pittsburgh?

By Brian O’Neill, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; December 19, 2019 Amtrak, I want a divorce. Bennett Levin told the state House Transportation…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →