Sound Transit, Seattle: Crews Installing First-Ever Light Rail Track On a Floating Bridge

For the first time ever, according to Sound Transit officials, light rail track is being installed on a floating bridge—the…

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Washington, in the Senate: The wait continues for Amtrak nominees

By SAM MINTZ, With Help From Tanya Snyder, Politico Morning Transportation; August 8, 2019 — Four nominees for the Amtrak…

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Oregon, on the Coast Starlight: Amtrak passenger arrested for threats against passengers and conductor near Odell Lake

From Klamath Falls News; August 4, 2019 Late Sunday morning Amtrak Train 14 the Coast Starlight, Los Angeles to Seattle,…

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Going cheap can cost you on Amtrak: Getting There

By Jim Cameron, The Middletown Press; August 4, 2019 It was the railroad trip from hell: the hottest day of…

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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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This Tiny Boston Tunnel Is the Missing Piece to Finally Connect the Entire East Coast

By Kastalia Medrano, Thrillist; July 22, 2019 If you look at the 457 miles of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC) rail…

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King Street Station was Seattle’s long-awaited link to the rest of the nation

By Meg van Huygen, Curbed Seattle; July 19, 2019 They called him the Empire Builder. James Jerome Hill was born…

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Pacific Northwest: Portland to Vancouver in two hours – by high-speed rail

By Chris McGinnis, Seattlepi.com; July 18, 2019 As California plods along with planning for an intra-state high-speed rail network –…

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Fireworks cause chaos inside Washington Union Station

By Evan Lambert, FOX 5 DC; July 7, 2019 WASHINGTON – Law enforcement officials say fireworks went off inside Union…

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Congressmen seek longer comment period for LNG-by-rail permit request

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 1, 2019 House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and U.S. Rep. Tom…

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Amtrak Police facing 20% cut

By Sam Mintz, Politico Morning Transportation; June 28, 2019 Dickson vote lined up for after recess AMTRAK UNION BACK AND…

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View from the UK: How America’s first high-speed railway – and Virgin Trains – is transforming Florida

By Simon Veness, The Telegraph; June 26, 2019 Sir Richard Branson may have been absent, but he and his Virgin…

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New York, New Jersey Edge Closer to Path for Financing Hudson River Tunnel

By Donald Moore, Bloomberg; June 21, 2019 The legislatures of New York and New Jersey have approved the formation of…

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Analysis: Can the Surface Transportation Board Stem Rail Monopolies’ Abuse of Shippers?

By David Sparkman, Material Handling & Logistics; June 19, 2019 The agenda of the two-day hearing held by the Surface…

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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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