U.S., Florida: Tri-Rail into downtown Miami awaits Brightline’s action

By Catherine Lackner, Miami Today; December 3, 2019 Thousands of would-be downtown commuters wait anxiously to learn when Tri-Rail trains…

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U.S., Washington State Report: Sound Transit Top Safety Officer Out

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; December 5, 2019 According to a report from The Seattle Times, Sound Transit CEO…

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U.S., Connecticut: Hartford Line trains through Springfield set Thanksgiving ridership record

By Jim Kinney, masslive.com; December 3, 2019 SPRINGFIELD — The Hartford Line commuter rail service attracted record ridership during Thanksgiving…

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Europe: Not Exactly the Orient Express, But Europe’s Sleepers Are Back

By Boris Groendahl and Catherine Bosley, Bloomberg News, Financial Post; December 3, 2019 (Bloomberg) — Romanticized by movies like “Murder…

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U.S., Vermont: Where Burlington’s long-awaited train terminal may be built

By Calvin Cutler, WCAX CBS 3; December 3, 2019 BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Bringing passenger rail back to Burlington– we’ve told…

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Europe: Why airlines want you to go by train

From CNN, FOX 22 KQFX and ABC 17 KMIZ; December 3, 2019 We might not all be Greta Thunberg, shunning…

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U.S., Nevada: Clark County vows support of Virgin Trains’ planned bond request

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; December 3, 2019 Clark County officials vowed Tuesday to support the financing plan Virgin…

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U.S., Florida: Indian River County to continue Brightline fight in 2020

By Jon Shainman, WPTV NBC 5; December 3, 2019 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. — Indian River County plans to continue…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline president talks about plan to add train station, parking garage in Boca Raton

By Miranda Christian, WPTV Webteam, NBC 5 WPTV; December 3, 2019 BOCA RATON, Fla. — Ahead of a critical vote…

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U.S., Florida – Report: Brightline Has Highest U.S. Death Rate

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; December 3, 2019 According to a report from the Associated Press, Brightline and its…

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Canada: VIA Rail goes cashless, leaving some consumers in the lurch

By Rachael D’Amore, Global News, December 3, 2019 Canadians relying on Via Rail to get home for the holidays may…

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U.S.: America’s railroad system is great – for freight

Opinion By Justin Fox, Bloomberg, The Eagle; December 2, 2019 In most of the world’s affluent countries, railroads were either…

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U.S.: Connecticut Senator Blumenthal leads effort to end Amtrak’s shield from lawsuits

By Ana Radelat, The Connecticut Mirror; December 3, 2019 Washington — Sen. Richard Blumenthal is leading a congressional pushback against…

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California: 3 counties in a tug of war over control of Caltrain

BY JEN NOWELL, Correspondent, Daily Post; November 29, 2019 Caltrain’s Board of Directors is considering the idea of shaking things…

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Rail Passes: What You Should Know

By Peter Greenberg, petergreenberg.com; November 29, 2019 Welcome to the brave new world of rail passes, both overseas and in…

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Amtrak Dining Cars as Profit Centers

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development, Railway Age Magazine; November 29, 2019 One of the great hurrahs of Amtrak…

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Alabama: Study examines feasibility of train service from Montgomery to Mobile and reactions are mixed

By Sara MacNeil, Montgomery Advertiser; November 27, 2019 A study on the feasibility for a train from Montgomery to Mobile…

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Opinion: The people VIA Rail Canada is leaving behind

By Stephen Maher, MacLean’s; November 27, 2019 At the end of October, Via Rail announced that it would only accept…

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Maryland: Redevelopment of Baltimore’s Penn Station gets ‘critical’ piece of funding puzzle

By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun; November 26, 2019 The long-awaited redevelopment of Baltimore’s historic Penn Station got a “critical…

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Amtrak vs. Freight Railroads: Shippers, You Are Impacted!

By Jim Blaze, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; November 26, 2019 A headline story says that U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin…

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Colorado: Rio Grande Scenic Railroad in receivership

From The Valley Courier Alamosa News; November 26, 2019 DEL NORTE — The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad has been a…

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Pennsylvania Commentary: Riding a government study absolutely nowhere

From The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; November 24, 2019 I read a government report to see how much of the $200,000 cost…

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Rails Rockies; Taking a trip by train was relaxing and marked by gorgeous views

Story and photos by RACHEL SCHNALZER, Los Angeles Times, The Lewiston Tribune; November 24, 2019 Welcome to Moooooon River,” the…

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RIP Amtrak’s Dining Car, a Rolling Delight

By Stephen Mihm, Bloomberg Opinion, Yahoo! Finance; November 23, 2019 (Bloomberg Opinion) — More than 119,000 people have signed an…

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Pennsylvania: Scenic Jim Thorpe railway may ride again

By Daniel Patrick Sheehan, The Morning Call, The Citizen’s Voice; November 24, 2019 Last month, the Little Engine That Could…

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