Historic New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority capital plan includes nearly $5 Billion for Metro-North projects, including Penn Station Access

By Thomas C. Zambito, Rockland/Westchester Journal News; September 16, 2019 The largest-ever capital plan in Metropolitan Transportation Authority history includes…

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No fare hikes as Chicago Metra relishes capital infusion

By Marni Pyke, Chicago Daily Herald, Chicago Sun-Times; September 11, 2019 After years of gloomy budget forecasts, Metra riders Wednesday…

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Wisconsin: Report finds funding strategy for Milwaukee’s streetcar unusual compared to other cities

By Victor Jacobo, WDJT CBS 58; September 12, 2019 MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) — A new report out Thursday takes…

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Historic Camden Station in Baltimore, Maryland reopens following $7 million renovation

By Colin Campbell, Baltimore Sun; September 12, 2019 The historic Camden Station outside Oriole Park in Baltimore reopened Thursday following…

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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority needs more revenue, not service cuts

By Andrew Albert and Lisa Daglian, Crain’s New York Business; September 10, 2019 Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Patrick Foye raised…

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New York: Long Island Rail Road plans to roll out first M9 train Wednesday in Huntington

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; September 10, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road’s first new train cars in nearly two…

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White House pushes ban on Chinese-made buses, rail cars

By Jessica Wehrman, Roll Call; September 6, 2019 The White House wants China to stay out of the U.S. mass…

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New Jersey Transit to offer weekend service at Avenel for first time in 34 years

By Staff, NJBIZ; September 6, 2019 New Jersey Transit is expanding weekday service by more than 40 percent and adding…

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Further Investment In Public Transit Can Meet Growing Needs Of Late-Shift Workers

A press release from American Public Transportation Association/APTA; September 4, 2019: WASHINGTON (September 4, 2019) – The “Supporting Late-Shift Workers:…

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Boston: T urged to experiment with income-based commuter rail fares

By Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth Magazine; September 4, 2019 THE MBTA SHOULD EXPERIMENT with income-based fares and cut charges for reverse-commuting…

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Amtrak Set to Complete Summer Infrastructure Renewal Program at New York Penn Station On Schedule, Within Budget and Safely

A press release from Amtrak; August 30, 2019: Scheduled operations resume as of Tuesday, Sept.3 NEW YORK – Amtrak engineering…

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California: New Altamont Corridor Express (ACE®) Saturday Service

From Caravan News; September 3, 2019 The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) is pleased to announce the launch of…

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Massachusetts considers leasing electric locomotives from Amtrak

By Andy Metzger, CommonWealth; August 27, 2019 MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND might lease electric locomotives to provide quicker, cleaner service…

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When a Transit Agency Becomes a Suburban Developer

By John Surico, CityLab; August 21, 2019 Like many towns across America, Harrison, New York is desperate to revitalize its…

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Indiana: Michigan City finalizes contribution to proposed South Shore Double Track

By Stan Maddux, Correspondent, The Times; August 22, 2019 MICHIGAN CITY — Michigan City has set in stone its contribution of…

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New Jersey commuters, rejoice! Newark Penn station is getting $18.4M upgrade.

By Allison Pries, NJ.com; August 20, 2019 The U.S. Department of Transportation has set aside $18.445 million to renovate and…

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Wisconsin: What ever happened to Madison’s commuter rail concept?

By Dave Zweifel, The Capital Times; August 21, 2019 Clark Johnson and Nona Hill have been advocating for passenger rail,…

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Europe: Leo Express moves into the black

By Quintus Vosman, International Railway Journal; August 16, 2019 CZECH train and bus operator Leo Express generated a profit for…

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New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority audit blasts antiquated Long Island Rail Road work rules with ‘no modern justification’

By Nolan Hicks, New York Post; August 15, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road awards overtime at nearly double the…

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A New Standard Shapes Commuter Rail in Boston

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; August 15, 2019 Keolis Commuter Services (KCS), a unit of Keolis North America, has…

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The Wrong Font Appeared On A Washington Metro Sign And People On Twitter Got Upset

By Jordan Pascale, WAMU 88.5; August 9, 2019 Do you know the difference between Helvetica Bold and Helvetica Black? A…

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Tampa, Florida: TECO Line Streetcar hits over 76,000 in ridership

By Veronica Brezina-Smith, Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal, August 9, 2019 The TECO Line Streetcar is on a roll. The…

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Scotland: ScotRail pull the plug on plan for free access to station toilets

From Brinkwire; August 6, 2019 TRAIN operator ScotRail has scrapped proposals to allow free access to toilets at four of…

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North Carolina: Raleigh Union Station, now 1 year old, poised to expand into major hub

By Rick Armstrong, Enterprise Multimedia Journalist and Emmy Victor, Reporter, WRAL; August 7, 2019 Raleigh, N.C. — Raleigh is now…

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