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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North by northwest: The Empire Builder holds its own

By Ted Leach, Concord Monitor; October 13, 2019 At 2:15 p.m., right on schedule, the Empire Builder passenger train began…

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Railroad’s rusting Potomac River span facing overhaul – and maybe more

By Dan Novack, Captial News Service, The Southern Maryland Chronicle; October 6, 2019 WASHINGTON – Of the eight bridges connecting…

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Montana: Missoula County lobbies for costly return of passenger rail service

By Dave Stalling, Missoula Current, KXLH 9; October 4, 2019 Missoula County commissioners on Thursday expressed their interest in restoring…

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Amtrak has a new strategy to help you board your train at Washington Union Station

By Lori Aratani, The Washington Post, SF Gate; September 21, 2019 WASHINGTON – After years of complaints, Amtrak is trying…

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Virginia: More Amtrak trains are coming to Hampton Roads, but not any time soon

By Julia Marsigliano, WYDaily; September 19, 2019 The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation’s DC2RVA Rail Project aims to…

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Virginia won’t let anything derail its growing Amtrak service

By Wyatt Gordon, Virginia Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; September 10, 2019 This month marks a decade since Virginia debuted its…

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Opinion – Amtrak state of mind: What if America took its train system seriously?

By Katie Wilson, Crosscut; September 6, 2019 I don’t often get out of Seattle, but this summer I rode the…

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Federal Railroad Administration releases draft environmental documents for Long Bridge project in Virginia

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 6, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the District of Columbia Department of Transportation…

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