California: Construction begins on Redlands rail mainline, celebration planned

By Jennifer Iyer, Redlands Daily Facts; July 11, 2019 As construction for the mainline of a rail project connecting Redlands…

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Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman: Change New York state law to stop cheating workers from collecting pensions

By David Meyer, Bernadette Hogan and Ruth Brown, New York Post; July 11, 2019 The MTA chairman on Thursday called…

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‘Loud boom’ at New York Penn Station was electrical issue, not gunshots, New Jersey Transit says

By Joshua Jongsma, North Jersey Record; July 11, 2019 The good news for commuters at Penn Station Thursday evening, the…

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New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority Inspector General releases bundle of reports detailing fraud and abuse at agency

By Clayton Guse, New York Daily News; July 10, 2019 Dozens of MTA employees have been disciplined for overtime abuse,…

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Michigan Central and the rebirth of Detroit

By Jonathan Marcus, BBC News; July 10, 2019 Rick Novasky has never forgotten the day back in the 1980s when…

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Uber gave its Denver-area users easy access to transit info and tickets, and now more are using RTD trains

By Jon Murray, The Denver Post; July 9, 2019 The idea behind Uber’s experiment was simple: Add real-time RTD bus…

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Australia: Metro condemns passenger who slid naked through Melbourne train

By Staff, 9News; July 10, 2019 A passenger has been filmed sliding naked down the centre of a Melbourne train.…

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New Orleans: Large section of St. Charles streetcar line to close for repairs

From Uptown Messenger; July 8, 2019 Nearly half of the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line will shut down for repairs…

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San Francisco: Turning Muni’s subway system around

By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, San Francisco Examiner; July 7, 2019 For the more than 140,000 people who ride the Muni…

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British Columbia Track to the Future: Advocates Want to Bring Passenger Rail Back to the Fraser Valley

By Christopher Cheung, The Tyee; July 5, 2019 A century ago, interurban rail service helped Fraser Valley communities develop — and…

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India: In A First Of Its Kind Initiative, An All-Woman Team Is Maintaining Railway Safety In Kerala

By Shreya Chauhan, India Times; July 7, 2019 There are still some professions that are considered more suitable for men…

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Ontario: New Toronto Union Station glass ‘moat’ opens as transit hub shifts construction to lower level

By Raneem Alozzi, Staff Reporter, The Toronto Star; July 7, 2019 Union Station welcomed passengers travelling between the GO York…

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Surfliner’s up! David Allen rides Amtrak to San Diego

By David Allen, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin; July 6, 2019 Usually I go car-free on vacation. This time, I went…

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Fireworks cause chaos inside Washington Union Station

By Evan Lambert, FOX 5 DC; July 7, 2019 WASHINGTON – Law enforcement officials say fireworks went off inside Union…

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Chicago Metra Could Look Totally Different 5 Years From Now After Upgrades

By Charlie Wojciechowski, NBC Chicago 5; July 2, 2019 Did you know Metra is one of the oldest fleets of…

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Massachusetts: After nearly 30 years, a (real) South Coast Rail groundbreaking

By Peter Jasinski, Providence Journal; July 3, 2019 FREETOWN – In a lot of ways, it was a groundbreaking on…

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Boston’s North Station: The ultimate guide

By April Gardner, Curbed Boston; July 3, 2019 Besides sharing a building with TD Garden, beloved home of the Celtics…

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California: Valley Link Feasibility Report delivered to the Tri-Valley – San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority Board

From Mass Transit Magazine; July 1, 2019 The Tri-Valley – San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority Board received the Project…

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Virginia transportation board OKs rail funding

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 1, 2019 Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) last month approved fiscal-year 2020 budgets for the…

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Star New York City subway fixer could be stripped of major responsibilities: report

By Ryan Deffenbaugh, Crain’s New York Business; July 1, 2019 New York’s star subway fixer could lose much of his…

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New Jersey: Will the Atlantic City Rail Line ever see improvements?

By COLT SHAW, Staff Writer, The Press of Atlantic City; June 29, 2019 ATLANTIC CITY — Kathleen Jurimas takes the 5:47…

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Texas: Dallas Area Rapid Transit gets major federal grant to help it build longer train station platforms

By Teresa Gubbins, culturemap Dallas; June 27, 2019 Dallas Area Rapid Transit just received a significant grant that will help…

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New York State Legislature backs off plan to lower Long Island Rail Road’s on-time metric

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; June 27, 2019 The state Legislature, responding to a request from the chairman of the…

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New Jersey Transit engineers refuse to work overtime as part of dispute. Your commute will get worse.

By Larry Higgs, NJ.com; June 25, 2019 Commuter train engineers are protesting an alleged NJ Transit contract violation by refusing…

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Pennsylvania: Amtrak is suing SEPTA to raise its yearly rent from $1.00 to $1.5 million

By Jason Laughlin, The Philadelphia Inquirer; June 26, 2019 SEPTA has paid Amtrak a dollar a year for the last…

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