U.S., Amtrak Crescent History: A Southern Dining Car Menu

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 4, 2021 In 1973, The Southern Crescent was still operating as…

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U.S., Capitol Limited History: Domes, Dining Cars and Bacon

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 17, 2020 When the name Capitol Limited is mentioned, travelers of…

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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.: Representatives Moulton, Boyle and DelBene Introduce the American High-Speed Rail Act in Congress

A Press Release From Congressman Seth Moulton; December 9, 2020 The bill, a blueprint for national high-speed rail, received the…

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U.S., Northeast: President-Elect Biden Considering Riding Amtrak Train Into Inauguration

From WBAP News Talk 820 AM; December 7, 2020 Joe Biden is considering riding into Washington, D.C., on an Amtrak…

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U.S.: Northern Pacific Railway’s ‘Vista-Dome North Coast Limited’ Exceptional Children’s Dining Car Menu History

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 5, 2020 Northern Pacific Railway’s Vista-Dome North Coast Limited was perhaps…

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U.S., Great Northern Empire Builder Route History: The Western Star offered superb passenger amenities and food service

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 3, 2020 The Western Star, a secondary train of the Great…

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U.S., Montana – It’s official: Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority forms, eyes southern route

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current, KXLH 9; December 2, 2020 A dozen participating counties spanning Montana from east to west…

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U.S., Washington State: Two Bellingham women suspected in terrorist attack against BNSF, endangering the public

By David Rasbach, The Bellingham Herald; November 30, 2020 Two Bellingham women were charged with a terrorist attack and violence…

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U.S., Congress: For House Rail Subcommittee, an Earful on Multiple Matters

By Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor, Railway Age Magazine; November 19, 2020 “Examining the Surface Transportation Board’s Role in Ensuring a Robust Passenger…

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U.S., Montana: Big Sky Passenger Rail Takes Another Big Step Forward

By Will Gordon, KMMS AM 1450; November 19, 2020 Slowly but surely, there could be a new scenic way to…

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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.: Amtrak’s new Acela gets speed testing ahead of 2021 rollout: ‘It’s going to be a game changer’

By CBS News, CBS This Morning; October 9, 2020 Amtrak’s new Acela, which is America’s fastest train, is undergoing speed…

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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.: Pacific Northwest, South serve as models for passenger rail in Montana

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; September 18, 2020 As counties across southern Montana join the Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority…

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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.: Judge orders firms to continue building Purple Line amid cost disputes with Maryland

By Katherine Shaver, The Washington Post; August 11, 2020 A Maryland judge has issued a temporary restraining order requiring the…

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U.S., Northeast: Amtrak Expands Reserved Seating Offering for Acela Business Class Travelers

A press release from Amtrak; July 28, 2020: New, popular amenity to enhance the customer experience and offer more peace…

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U.S., Washington, D.C.: Planners and business groups blast Union Station plans for having too much parking

By Alex Holt, Maryland Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; July 24, 2020 Union Station, the nexus of travel for more than…

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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 State: State receives King County to Spokane rail study

By Aaron Kunkler, Bellevue Reporter; July 10, 2020 A new study outlines what it could take to resurrect an east-west…

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U.S., Montana: Amtrak cuts could have outsized impact on Hi-Line

By Justin Franz, Montana Free Press; July 6, 2020 Whitefish is the busiest stop in Montana for Amtrak’s daily Empire…

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U.S., Commentary: Amtrak cuts are shortsighted

By The Editorial Board, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; July 5, 2020 Amtrak is a vital public transportation service and an economic benefit…

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U.S., Commentary: We need a better Amtrak for post-pandemic America

By Jon Talton, The Seattle Times; June 26, 2020 Airlines aren’t the only passenger transportation systems in trouble because of…

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