Amtrak Bullying Now Targets SEPTA

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; June 18, 2019 WATCHING WASHINGTON, JUNE 2019 – Here…

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Washington’s Long Bridge project impacting Amtrak expansion in Virginia

By DAVID MCGEE, BRISTOL HERALD COURIER; April 27, 2019 ABINGDON, Va. — A significant railroad bridge project in Arlington will…

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Washington, D.C. metropolitan area: A MARC train to HQ2? A VRE train to Baltimore? This study will answer whether the market’s there.

By Jonathan Capriel, Staff Reporter, Washington Business Journal; April 12, 2019 Could a future Amazon.com Inc. employee living deep in…

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EDITORIAL: Virginia’s rail system is congested, too

By The Editorial Page Staff, The Free Lance-Star; March 23, 2019 IT’S NOT just local roads that are operating far…

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Virginia’s public rail strategy calls for funding private rail fixes

By Michael Laris, The Washington Post, LMTOnline.com; March 2, 2019 The addition of a new Amtrak train from Norfolk, Virginia,…

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Expanding Washington’s Long Bridge is key to region’s growing rail needs, officials say

By Luz Laso, The Washington Post; December 22, 2018 For more than a century, the Long Bridge has carried freight…

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Amtrak kicking off work to resurrect Track 22 at Washington Union Station, expand service

By Washington Business Journal, WTOP; December 17, 2018 Amtrak will launch another major construction project next year at Union Station…

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Citing PTC costs, Virginia Railway Express eyes fare increase

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; November 8, 2018 The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) is considering raising fares by 3 percent in…

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Virginia Railway Express says full commuter rail service will be running Friday

By Luz Lazo, The Washington Post; September 13, 2018 Update: Virginia Railway Express on Thursday afternoon said it will operate…

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Opinion: Amtrak as bully

By Frank N. Wilner, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; June 23, 2018 Amidst extravagant accusations of inhospitable dispatching by host…

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Virginia Railway Express, Amtrak will run regular service Monday, despite ongoing Alexandria derailment cleanup

By Martine Powers, The Washington Post; May 20, 2018 VRE and Amtrak will operate normal schedules Monday, as federal officials continue…

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Why high wind orders are now a thing on the railroad, and how they affect Virginia Railway E trains

From VRE via Potomac Local; May 15, 2018 From Virginia Railway Express: [Monday] night, in response to the high winds…

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More Amtrak and VRE service recommended in Virginia

By Max Smith, WTOP; May 15, 2018 WASHINGTON — A plan to significantly increase the number of Amtrak trains between…

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Virginia: Potomac Shores Train Station Moving Forward Following Signed Agreement Between Virginia DRPT And CSX Transportation

A press release from SunCal; March 15, 2018: PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va., March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The final design of…

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Virginia Railway Express releases facility condition report

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 6, 2018 The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) last week released the results from a federally…

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Long Bridge rail expansion may allow biking, walking between Washington, DC and Arlington, Virginia

By Max Smith, WTOP; December 17, 2017 WASHINGTON — Plans to expand a key rail bottleneck for VRE, Amtrak and…

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Virginia: Millions from I-66 E-ZPass lanes will go to benefit Virginia Railway Express Manassas line riders

From Potomac Local; November 27, 2017 MANASSAS — Millions of dollars of improvements are coming to the Manassas line of Virginia…

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Northern Virginia Transportation Authority’s $43 billion build-out strategy

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; October 16, 2017 WMATA Metrorail extensions, capacity and service enhancements for…

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Federal Railroad Administration Advances $5 Billion Rail Infrastructure Project

By Paul R. Hitchcock, Holland & Knight LLP, Lexology; September 26, 2017 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has moved an…

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