Commuter Rail Coalition: A new voice for commuter rail

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; April 4, 2019 “Commuter rail,” says Metra CEO and Executive Director Jim…

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150 years ago, the battle for transcontinental railroads was that era’s Amazon HQ2

By Jon Talton, The Seattle Times; April 5, 2019 This is a year of momentous anniversaries. It marks the 50th…

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Inspector General’s report says Amtrak wasted $23 million on unneeded office space

By Ashley Halsey III, The Washington Post; April 2, 2019 Amtrak wasted at least $23 million by acquiring unneeded office…

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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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Amtrak begins new second service out of Norfolk, Virginia

By Anthony Sabella, WTKR CBS 3; March 4, 2019 NORFOLK, Va. – Looking to travel north to Washington, D.C., New…

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‘It feels like a nightmare’: Amtrak Coast Starlight train stuck for 36 hours arrives back in Seattle

By Tammy Mutasa, KOMO News; February 27, 2019 SEATTLE — Amtrak passengers who spent 36 hours stranded in the snow in…

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Politico Morning Transportation: The secretary and the senator

By SAM MINTZ, With help from Brianna Gurciullo and Ryan Hutchins, Politico Morning Transportation; February 19, 2019 — Emails obtained…

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Amtrak announces schedule for second weekday train to leave Norfolk, Virginia

By Kimberly Pierceall, Staff Writer, The Virginian-Pilot; February 11, 2019 Following up on its earlier announcement that it would add…

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Amtrak names Winters inspector general

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; February 4, 2019 Amtrak has appointed Kevin Winters inspector general. He succeeds Tom Howard, who is…

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National Mediation Board eyes easier union ‘ouster’ procedure

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; February 1, 2019 In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking…

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House of Representatives bill would allow states to count fed loans toward infrastructure financing share

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 31, 2019 U.S. Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-N.J.) has introduced a bill that aims to make…

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Amtrak’s New York-to-Washington, D.C. Fixes Leave Biggest Worries Unresolved

By Elise Young, Bloomberg; January 28, 2019 Along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, roughly $3.4 billion in improvements are underway to bring…

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Senators caution Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority against cyber threats in new rail cars

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 23, 2019 Four Democratic senators representing the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority‘s (WMATA) service area…

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New details for new Virginia service: Amtrak will begin additional service to Hampton Roads in March

By Staff, Williamsburg Yorktown Daily; January 21, 2019 Amtrak will debut a second train service in Hampton Roads on March…

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Opinion: Amtrak forgot trains aren’t planes

By Salena Zito, Washington Examiner; January 18, 2019 PITTSBURGH — For nearly a quarter of a century Amtrak’s Capitol Limited…

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Amtrak adds a second daily roundtrip train to Norfolk, Virginia

By Staff, WVEC 13 ABC News Now; January 18, 2019 WASHINGTON — Amtrak is increasing its daily service between Norfolk,…

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Frank Wilner Opinion: Surface Transportation Board waiting too long for Godot

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; January 17, 2019 Watching Washington, January 2019: Prominently on…

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Hot food returns to Amtrak’s Capitol Limited, Lakeshore Limited for sleeping car passengers

By William C. Vanutono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; January 17, 2019 After months of having to endure cold boxed food—what…

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Amtrak works to modernize, speed up trains in busiest U.S. rail corridor

By David Shepardson, Reuters; January 11, 2019 ABOARD AMTRAK TRAIN 182 (Reuters) – Amtrak is gearing up to introduce new…

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Maryland’s Purple Line will open at least a year late and delays will cost at least $215 million, contractor says

By Katherine Shaver, The Washington Post; January 10, 2019 The opening of Maryland’s Purple Line is at least a year…

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Big staff shakeup hits US Department Of Transportation

By SAM MINTZ, With help from Brianna Gurciullo and Lauren Gardner, Politico Morning Transportation; January 10, 2019 — DOT announced…

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Amazon Station? Washington Metro considers selling naming rights, again

By Kery Murakami, The Washington Post; January 7, 2019 Could Metro’s Crystal City stop someday be known as Amazon Station?…

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Amtrak issues RFQ to upgrade Claytor Concourse in Washington Union Station

From Railway Technology; January 7, 2019 US-based passenger railroad service Amtrak has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to select…

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Amtrak opts to keep Vermont lines operating

By Mike Frett, St. Albans Messenger; January 7, 2019 ST. ALBANS — As of 2019, the Vermonter will continue its…

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