There’s an easier way to board trains at Washington Union Station, so why doesn’t Amtrak do it?

By Faiz Siddiqui, The Washington Post; December 1, 2018 Head to Union Station any time during the busy holiday season,…

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New DC-Virginia bridge plan would add more trains, bike paths over Potomac River

By Max Smith, WTOP; November 29, 2018 WASHINGTON — In a crucial step toward expanding train service for D.C.-area commuters…

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New York Governor Cuomo to meet with Trump to discuss new train tunnel

By David Klepper,  Associated Press, The Washington Post; November 27, 2018 ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo will travel to…

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FRA issues safety advisory for railroads under signal suspensions

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; November 26, 2018 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) last week issued a final safety advisory for…

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Mid-Atlantic region’s CEOs propose ambitious, costly plan to reduce traffic from Baltimore to Richmond

By Robert McCartney, Senior Regional Correspondent, The Washington Post; November 26, 2018 An alliance of the region’s top chief executives…

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U.S. Finally Legalizes Modern, European-Style Train Cars

By Angie Schmitt, Streetsblog USA; November 23, 2018 Rail fans, rejoice. Federal rules no longer bar U.S. passenger rail systems…

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Federal Railroad Administration Issues Final Rule to Promote Safe and Efficient High-Speed Passenger Rail Operations

A press release from the Federal Railroad Administration; November 20, 2018: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal…

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Amtrak touts performance, financial records – And, editorial comments

Editor’s Note: The editorial comments at the bottom of the article below offer a rare interpretation of “corporate doublespeak.” –…

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