U.S., Radical Thinking: Passenger Trains Should Be Easy and Convenient to Ride

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; February 18, 2021 Here is a totally radical thought: Riding a passenger…

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U.S., Virginia: A History of Making Good Passenger Rail Decisions

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; February 17, 2021 News item from Progressive Railroading Magazine, February 16, 2021:…

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U.S., Virginia and Southeast Opinion: Let’s think big on Amtrak expansion

By The Editorial Board, The Roanoke Times; January 23, 2021 Gov. Ralph Northam has proposed spending $50 million to extend…

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U.S., Virginia: Rail advocates hope Virginia’s new authority will take ‘politics out of our rail policy’

By Wyatt Gordon, Virginia Mercury, Fauquier Times; December 9, 2020 When former Gov. Doug Wilder sold off the state’s interest…

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U.S., Virginia/Maryland: Commuter rail report recommends integrating VRE, MARC under one brand

By JAMES JARVIS, InsideNoVa; December 10, 2020 Creating a unified brand and fare policy for the Washington region’s commuter rail…

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U.S. Report: Virginia Passenger Rail Authority Launched

By Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 28, 2020 The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority (VPRA) met this week to discuss…

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U.S., Maryland/D.C./Virginia: Comprehensive regional rail from Baltimore through to Richmond by 2045? A new coalition thinks it’s possible.

By Alex Holt, Maryland Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; October 9, 2020 Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Richmond haven’t seen a lot…

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U.S., Virginia/District of Columbia: Here’s how the Washington & Old Dominion railroad created Northern Virginia’s suburbs

By Gregg Otten, Contributor, Greater Greater Washington; October 8, 2020 Today, the Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) is a paved…

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U.S.: Amtrak service cuts expected to cost Virginians $142 million each year

By Digital Desk, WFXRtv.com; September 25, 2020 WASHINGTON (WFXR) — Amtrak plans to reduce service on its long-distance routes —…

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U.S., Virginia: Long Bridge rail project between D.C. and Virginia barrels ahead

By Wyatt Gordon, Virginia Mercury, Inside NOVA; September 15, 2020 With the state budget in tatters and commuter levels at…

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U.S.: Amtrak job offshoring provision questioned

By Douglas Clark, Transportation Today; September 10, 2020 Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Daniel Lipinski (D-IL), and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) are…

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U.S., Virginia/District of Columbia: Long Bridge Project Reaches Critical Milestone

A press release from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; September 3, 2020: ~ Completion of Environmental Planning…

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U.S., Maryland/D.C./Virginia: Regional partnership launches study of interconnected commuter rail system

From Inside NOVA; September 1, 2020 The Greater Washington Partnership has launched an effort to explore how the region can…

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U.S.: Solving bridge bottleneck seen as key step for Virginia’s rail renaissance

By Elizabeth McGowan, Energy News Network; August 12, 2020 Pedestrians, riders on horseback and stagecoaches flocked to the Long Bridge…

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U.S., Virginia: Buckingham Branch Railroad Adds Intermodal Facility in Charlotte County

By Staff, The Southside Messenger; July 29, 2020 The Buckingham Branch Railroad recently announced the purchase of the Blue Ridge…

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U.S., Virginia: Long-awaited transportation hub, Amtrak station in Newport News slated to open in two years

By Josh Reyes, Daily Press; July 22, 2020 NEWPORT NEWS — A hub in Newport News for rail, buses, taxis…

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U.S.: Northern Virginia Transportation Authority adopts six-year, $539-million funding program

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; July 13, 2020 The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) voted to adopt the FY2020-2025…

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U.S., Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia: More MARC stops, connections to Virginia part of draft transit plan

By Holden Wilen, Reporter, Baltimore Business Journal; April 24, 2020 The Maryland Transit Administration released a draft of its 25-year…

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U.S.: A new rail authority in Virginia could revolutionize connections for riders throughout the state

By Wyatt Gordon, Virginia Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; March 31, 2020 From new vehicle safety measures to the possibility of…

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U.S., Maryland/D.C./Virginia – Expanding MARC service to Virginia: Not as simple as it sounds | COMMENTARY

By Baltimore Sun Editorial Board, Baltimore Sun, March 12, 2020 What if you could board a MARC rail commuter train…

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U.S., Virginia: Norfolk Southern to cut operations in Roanoke

By Jeff Sturgeon, The Roanoke Times; February 18, 2020 Norfolk Southern will close its historic locomotive shop on Campbell Avenue…

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U.S., Editorial: Ambitious transportation plan positions Virginia for the future

By The Virginian-Pilot & Daily Press Editorial Board, The Virginian-Pilot, Daily Press; February 06, 2020 Was this supposed to be…

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U.S.: Virginia becoming a model for intercity train service, observers say

By Luz Lazo The Washington Post, The Roanoke Times; February 1, 2020 Amtrak trains in Virginia carried nearly a million…

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U.S.: Virginia senators request federal grant to help fund new Amtrak rail cars

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 14, 2020 U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-Va.) have written to the…

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