New York City-to-Berkshires Amtrak pilot could start in 2020, thanks to funding

By Tom Acitelli, Curbed Boston; June 12, 2019 A state senator driving the effort to create a passenger rail link…

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Study explores Colorado Front Range passenger rail

By Peter Roper, Reporter, The Pueblo Chieftain; May 28, 2019 Would passenger rail service among Front Range cities energize the…

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Massachusetts: Boston City Council votes to support Springfield-to-Boston high-speed passenger rail

By Shira Schoenberg, Masslive,com; May 1, 2019 The Boston City Council on Wednesday passed a resolution expressing support for building…

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New York State after Iowa Pacific: Four companies interested in Warren County rail line

By DON LEHMAN, Olean Times Herald; April 29, 2019 Warren County received four responses to its request for proposals to…

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Norwegian State Railways rebrands as Vy

From Global Railway Review; April 30, 2019 The NSB Group was officially renamed the Vy Group on 24 April 2019…

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Ghana Picks Consortium for $2.2-Billion Railway Line

By Shem Oirere, Engineering News-Record; April 29, 2019 Ghana’s Ministry of Railways Development recently signed an agreement with the Ghana…

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Ogden, Utah prepares for Heritage Festival, 150th anniversary of Transcontinental Railroad

By Hunter Geisel, KUTV CBS 2; April 28, 2019 (KUTV) — The city of Ogden is preparing itself for the…

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150th anniversary of the first transcontinental railroad anniversary celebrations and history in Council Bluffs, Iowa

By Ashley English, Council Bluffs Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Daily Nonpareil; April 28, 2019 This year marks the 150th…

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Mexicans opt for train as way to explore Canada

From Riviera Maya News; April 23, 2019 Data shows the number of Mexicans visiting Canada continues to increase with Mexican…

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Ontario: FedNor contributes $150,000 to modernize Agawa Canyon Tour Train

By Elaine Della-Mattia, The Sault Star; April 11, 2019 FedNor will invest $150,000 into the modernization of the Agawa Canyon…

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Florida: How Tampa Tripled Ridership on its Streetcar

By Angie Schmitt. Streetsblog USA; April 8, 2019 Here’s a happy transit story: A $2.7-million state grant to Tampa’s downtown streetcar…

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After Iowa Pacific in New York State: Bids requested on rail line to North Creek

By Michael Virtanen, Adirondack Explorer; April 8, 2019 Warren County and the Town of Corinth have requested bids by April…

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Amtrak strikes deal to redevelop Baltimore Penn Station with local firms, investing $90 million

By Lorraine Mirabella, Reporter, The Baltimore Sun; April 4, 2019 Amtrak has agreed to invest $90 million and work with…

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Detroit studies restoring passenger trains to Michigan Central Station

By Joel Kurth and Chastity Pratt Dawsey, Detroit Journalism Cooperative, Bridge Magazine; April 3, 2019 DETROIT –  More than 30…

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Denver did it right with its Union Station

By Newell Nussbaumer, Buffalo Rising; April 2, 2019 Over the last couple of days, a number of readers have been…

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Orlando & Northwestern Railway: Mount Dora Community Soliciting Ideas to Save 100-Year-Old Train Line in Central Florida

By David DeJohn, News Spectrum 13; April 1, 2019 MOUNT DORA, Fla. — Now’s your chance to come up with…

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The joy of seeing Canada by train

By Valerie Stimac, San Francisco Chronicle; March 29, 2019 The grumpy gentleman across the aisle decided he’d rather make this…

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Initial contracts have been signed for Maya Train passenger rail project in Mexico

From Mexico News Daily; March 28, 2019 The first contracts have been signed for the Maya Train project, the general…

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In New England, 100 years of Berkshires’ railroading: What will the next century bring?

By Jack Trowill, The Berkshire Edge; March 25, 2019 In 1919, the Hoosac Tunnel had been open for over 40…

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Ontario: What’s the future of the Agawa Canyon Tour Train?

By Ian Ross, Northern Ontario Business; March 22, 2019 With the looming expiration of an operating agreement to run the…

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Ontario: Province to spend $5 million on train station at former St. Marys Paper site for Agawa Canyon Tour Train

By James Hopkin, SooToday.com; March 22, 2019 The provincial government is putting up $5 million for the construction of a…

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Two big rail projects, one big vision for Massachusetts (Guest viewpoint)

By Stan Rosenberg, masslive.com; March 22, 2019 For decades, we in Western Massachusetts have been trying to get Beacon Hill…

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West Virginia Editorial: Demise of New River Train will hurt Amtrak

By The Editorial Board, The Herald-Dispatch; March 5, 2019 You’ve got to give the guy running Amtrak credit. If he…

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Opinion from Vancouver: Passengers, tourism, must be considered in railroad discussions

By Steve Sammut, Vancouver Sun; February 14, 2019 With the May 2018 amendments to the Canada Transportation Act, the Canadian…

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‘If it gets me, it gets me’: the town where residents live alongside polar bears, and you can visit by riding VIA Rail Canada

By Kieran Mulvaney, The Guardian; February 13, 2019 Spend enough time in Churchill, and you will hear the stories. Of…

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