U.S., Illinois: Chicago Metra dealing with a summer of discontent

By Marni Pyke, Chicago Daily Herald; August 31, 2020 As Metra strives to recapture riders wary of commuting during a…

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U.S., Illinois – Chicago Metra: Union Pacific conductor policy leads to lost revenue

By The Associated Press, The News-Gazette; August 26, 2020 CHICAGO (AP) — Metra says Union Pacific’s refusal to send conductors…

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U.S., Surface Transportation Board defers decision in Chicago Metra-Union Pacific dispute over commuter-rail service

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 11, 2020 The Surface Transportation Board (STB) last week declined to intervene in an ongoing…

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U.S.: Volume spike triggers surcharges, gate restrictions from Western US railroads

By Ari Ashe, Senior Editor, JOC.com; July 29, 2020 Pressure is building on the networks of Western US freight railroads,…

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U.S., Georgia: Sanborn Heading Back East

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; July 27, 2020 Cindy Sanborn, one of the first women to hold…

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U.S.: Union Pacific eyes highway-to-rail conversion opportunities

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; July 24, 2020 Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) is looking for opportunities to take more market…

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U.S., Illinois: Chicago Metra, At Odds With Union Pacific, Petitions Surface Transportation Board

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; July 21, 2020 Chicago’s Metra commuter rail agency on July 21 asked…

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U.S.: Regulators say railroad talks can be included in lawsuits

By JOSH FUNK, AP Business Writer, San Antonio Express-News; July 14, 2020 OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal regulators say the…

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U.S., California: Plans derailed for April train to Coachella, Stagecoach music festivals

By Colin Atagi Palm Springs Desert Sun; July 13, 2020 It’s the end of the line for a rail service…

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U.S.: Trains could return to Colorado’s Tennessee Pass, rumble through Leadville under pair of proposals

By Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun; July 6, 2020 It’s been 23 years since trains rumbled through the tunnel atop…

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U.S., California: Capitol Corridor kicks off environmental review of South Bay rail project

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 1, 2020 The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) earlier this week began the environmental…

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U.S., Wisconsin: Passenger train study to possibly start next week

By Katrina Lim, WQOW ABC News 18; June 25, 2020 Eau Claire (WQOW) – A major milestone is happening to…

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U.S.: Surface Transportation Board issues decisions on demurrage and accessorial charges

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; May 1, 2020 The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has made three decisions defining how the…

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U.S., Utah: Why a $600 million herd of iron horses has been put out to pasture in Salt Lake City

By John Hollenhorst, Deseret News; April 26, 2020 SALT LAKE CITY — If a railroad locomotive is an iron horse,…

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U.S., Commentary: Thoughts about Passenger Rail while sitting at home

Note: This commentary is provided by Russ Jackson, the venerable retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review. – corridorrail.com…

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U.S.: California rail panel unveils draft environmental report for Sacramento extension

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; April 1, 2020 The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) yesterday began seeking public input on…

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U.S., Colorado: Feds refuse to force Tennessee Pass rail line sale

By Randy Wyrick, Vail Daily; March 22, 2020 A federal agency will not force Union Pacific to sell a railroad…

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U.S.: Number of price-fixing lawsuits filed against CSX, other railroads jumps to 266

By Ellen Schneider, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; March 2, 2020 Dozens more suits accusing the nation’s largest railroads of colluding…

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U.S., Colorado: Group wants Surface Transportation Board to encourage sale of Tennessee Pass rail line

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; February 19, 2020 If you can’t get what you want, ask the Surface Transportation…

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U.S., Commentary – TRIP REPORT: The Texas Eagle to LAUS; Amtrak Food; Fred; and Dear Senator___

Editor’s Note: The following commentary is provided by the venerable retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review. – Corridorrail.com…

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U.S.: Shippers say they overpaid for rail transport, alleging price fixing

By L.M. Sixel, Houston Chronicle; January 6, 2020 The petrochemical and refining unit of the French energy major Total is…

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U.S., Illinois: Union Pacific wants to bail out of running Chicago Metra lines

By David C. Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; December 23, 2019 The Chicago Daily Herald is reporting that Metra, the…

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