Rail Unions to Congress: Safety is Not Negotiable

From Staff, AJOT.com; June 19, 2019 More than 150 years after the completion of the transcontinental railroad, rail remains a…

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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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Amtrak’s Empire Builder route turns 90

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 12, 2019 Amtrak yesterday marked the 90th anniversary of the Empire Builder route, which travels…

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Inside Amtrak’s next-generation Acela train: ‘Wi-Fi, craft beers and reliable schedules’

By Kris Van Cleave, CBS This Morning, CBS News; June 11, 2019 Amtrak plans to replace its popular Acela trains…

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Editorial: Would resuming passenger rail service in Washington State make sense?

By The Editorial Board, The Yakima Herald-Republic; June 6, 2019 Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be, the old joke…

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Amtrak upgrades underway between Baltimore and Washington D.C.

By McKenna Oxenden, The Baltimore Sun; June 3, 2019 Train tracks between Baltimore and Washington D.C. are undergoing upgrades to…

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Supreme Court to Association of American Railroads: No writ of certiorari

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; June 3, 2019 In the latest twist of an ongoing saga now…

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As shippers complain about surging railroad fees, regulator considers turning the tables

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; May 23, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. — An attempt to curtail surging railroad fees that…

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Trump administration cancels $929 million contract for California bullet train

By Tony Bizjak, Bryan Anderson, and Tim Sheehan, The Sacramento Bee; May 16, 2019 In a dramatic move, the Trump…

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Amtrak’s next-generation Acela cars taking shape

By Ted Mann, The Wall Street Journal, Market Watch; May 12, 2019 HORNELL, N.Y. — The future of American high-speed…

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President Trump offers former Indiana Congressman Rokita ticket to ride on Amtrak’s board of directors

By Dan Carden, Journal Review; May 8, 2019 INDIANAPOLIS — Former U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, a Munster native, last year…

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Our View: Despite recent setbacks, Virginia passenger rail expansion still needs to be pushed

By The Editorial Board, BRISTOL HERALD COURIER; May 3, 2019 Will Abingdon and Bristol ever see passenger rail service again?…

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U.S. rail panel proposes overhaul to rate dispute process

From Argus Media; April 29, 2019 A federal task force has proposed major changes to the way US regulators assess…

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Rafi Guroian column: Time for Virginia to switch tracks?

By Rafi Guroian, Richmond Times-Dispatch; April 29, 2019 It’s 6:32 a.m. on a brisk morning, as I travel aboard Amtrak’s…

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Got time? You can avoid ‘flygskam’ (Swedish for flight shame)

By John Ryan, KUOW-FM; April 28, 2019 In Sweden, they have a word for the guilty feeling of polluting by…

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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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‘Amtrak Joe’ joins the race

By Sam Mintz, Politico Morning Transportation; April 26, 2019 STB SHOWDOWN: Dozens of companies have signed up to testify at…

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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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