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., District of Columbia: Washington Union Station badly needs updates. Here’s why fixing it is so complicated.

By George Kevin Jordan, Managing Editor, Greater Greater Washington; November 10, 2020 Union Station in DC is a key transportation…

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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., 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., 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.: 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., Washington, D.C.: New Union Station passenger platform will open in 2022

By Jeff Clabaugh, WTOP; June 26, 2020 Work is underway on a project to dust off an old Union Station…

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U.S., American Public Transportation Association: Transit agencies, railroads need $12.9 billion in federal help to offset coronavirus costs

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 18, 2020 As Congress works on coronavirus response legislation, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA)…

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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: Improvements planned for Fredericksburg train station

By SCOTT SHENK, THE FREE LANCE–STAR; December 28, 2019 On the heels of the state’s agreement to add a third…

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U.S.: Virginia Railway Express to explore financial contribution for Potomac River rail crossing

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; December 26, 2019 The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Operations Board last week announced it agreed to…

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U.S., Virginia: CSX strikes $3.7 Billion deal to massively expand commuter rail

By Jonathan Capriel, Staff Reporter, Washington Business Journal; December 20, 2019 Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Thursday announced a deal…

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U.S.: Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation details on CSX deal

From the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; December 19, 2019: Transforming Rail in Virginia On December 19, 2019,…

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U.S.: Virginia has $3.7 billion deal to expand rail service between Richmond and Washington

BY MICHAEL MARTZ, Richmond Times-Dispatch; December 19, 2019 Trains will run almost every hour between Washington and Richmond – including…

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Virginia plans to expand the Long Bridge connection with another crossing

By Stephen Repetski, Editorial Board Alum, Greater Greater Washington; November 20, 2019 The state of Virginia and the District are…

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Amtrak has a new strategy to help you board your train at Washington Union Station

By Lori Aratani, The Washington Post, SF Gate; September 21, 2019 WASHINGTON – After years of complaints, Amtrak is trying…

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Virginia won’t let anything derail its growing Amtrak service

By Wyatt Gordon, Virginia Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; September 10, 2019 This month marks a decade since Virginia debuted its…

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Federal Railroad Administration releases draft environmental documents for Long Bridge project in Virginia

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 6, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the District of Columbia Department of Transportation…

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Metro Reasons: Virginia Railway Express plans to revamp the Alexandria station without a new pedestrian tunnel

By Stephen Repetski (Editorial Board Alum), Greater Greater Washington; August 5, 2019 The Virginia Railway Express’s plan to add a…

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Washington, D.C.: MARC, VRE say on-time performance has dropped, cite increase in CSX trains as one factor

By Luz Lazo, The Washington Post; July 27, 2019 An increase in CSX freight trains operating in the Washington region…

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Washington Union Station Has Serious Security Vulnerabilities, Per Amtrak Inspector General Report

By Natalie Delgadillo, dcist; July 29, 2019 Washington’s Union Station and the Ivy City Yard maintenance facility continue to have…

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Opinion: Rail is critical to moving Northern Virginia forward

By Danny Plaugher and Scott Surovell, The Washington Post; July 25, 2019 You don’t have to sit in traffic on…

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