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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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. – ‘Frustrated and fearful’: Maintenance union calls on Amtrak to test employees for COVID-19

By Patricia Madej, The Philadelphia Inquirer; June 23, 2020 The union representing thousands of railroad maintenance and construction workers wants…

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U.S.: Amtrak to cancel Acela Express trains in Northeast as coronavirus reduces demand; reduces Pacific Surfliner schedules

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; March 22, 2020 Amtrak will cancel its flagship Acela Express trains in the Northeast on…

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U.S., Washington State: Metro, Sound Transit slash service, citing coronavirus outbreak

By Heidi Groover, Staff Reporter, The Seattle Times; March 19, 2020 King County Metro detailed far-reaching cuts to bus service…

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U.S.: Amtrak Takes Active Measures to Maintain Safe Environment

A press release from Amtrak; March 16, 2020: Amtrak Coronavirus Updated: Monday, March 16 7:30 p.m. ET The safety of…

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U.S.: Amtrak Takes Active Measures to Maintain Safe Environment, Modifies Some Schedules

A press release from Amtrak; March 15, 2020: Amtrak Coronavirus Updated: Sunday, March 15 4:00 p.m. ET The safety of…

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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., Washington State: Meet the group trying to electrify America’s railroads

By Aaron Kunkler, Bellevue Reporter; January 13, 2020 Mary Paterson’s involvement in solutionary rail, a vision to electrify rail corridors…

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U.S.: Year of the train? Advocates look to restore passenger rail along Montana’s southern route

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current, KZBK 7; January 5, 2020 While it’s been more than four decades since passenger rail…

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U.S., Virginia: Charlottesville area could see benefits from plans to expand rail across Virginia

By Madison Jones, WVIR NBC 29; December 23, 2019 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. (WVIR) – Governor Ralph Northam recently announced a new…

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U.S., Washington State: Plans to beef up Amtrak Cascades service in 2020 beset by multiple uncertainties

By Tom Banse, Northwest News Network, KUOW; December 23, 2019 A holiday wish of many Pacific Northwest rail fans is…

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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 and CSX Announce Landmark Rail Agreement

A press release from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam; December 19, 2019: Virginia and CSX Announce Landmark Rail Agreement A new…

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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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U.S., D.C.: 10 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Washington Union Station

By Morgan Voigt, dcist; December 10, 2019 With its arched exterior, classical ornamentation, and vaulted, gilded ceiling, Union Station appears…

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U.S., Washington State Report: Sound Transit Top Safety Officer Out

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; December 5, 2019 According to a report from The Seattle Times, Sound Transit CEO…

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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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Seattle: Sound Transit to change how it names light-rail lines

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; November 21, 2019 Sound Transit last week announced it will create a new naming system for…

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Minnesota: Northern Lights Express supporters lobby in Washington, D.C.

By Staff, Duluth News Tribune; November 12, 2019 Supporters of the proposed passenger train connecting Minneapolis and Duluth were in…

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Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski calls for Metra to take over Chicago Union Station from Amtrak after ‘disastrous’ service outage, falling concrete

By Mary Wisniewski, Chicago Tribune; November 13, 2019 After a “disastrous” service outage that delayed tens of thousands of passengers…

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Northwest rail buffs signal for return of Oregon Trail Amtrak route to Boise, Idaho

By Tom Banse, Spokane Public Radio; October 22, 2019 As scenic train rides go, it would be a plum ticket.…

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It took me 96 hours to ride an Amtrak train from coast to coast. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

By Graham Rapier, Business Insider; October 16, 2019 Over 96 hours, I saw more of the US than I had…

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