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The inaugural season of the Winter Park Express weekend train service will end Sunday, but executives from the ski resort and Amtrak on Wednesday were already discussing what next year’s season might look like.

Changes to the train’s service, including ticket prices, the train’s capacity and how often it makes its run between Denver Union Station and Winter Park Resort, are all on the table, Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said.

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By r, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Legislation to promote daily service for the Amtrak Cardinal passenger train passed the House of Delegates Wednesday on a 95-5 vote (HB2856), with advocates saying it would benefit tourism and economic development in Southern West Virginia.

“It’s going to be a wonderful thing for tourism. It’s going to be good for economic development,” Delegate Brent Boggs, D-Braxton, a train engineer, said of prospects of expanding Cardinal service from three to seven days a week.

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President Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Could Fund Los Angeles to Las Vegas High-Speed Rail

March 23, 2017

By David Sheldon, Casino.org President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan calls for $1 trillion in spending, and many in Las Vegas are hoping part of those funds are allocated to help build the long-conceptualized high-speed railway connecting Southern California to Sin City. Las Vegas became an isolated city when Amtrak discontinued its Desert Wind service in […]

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Banff, Alberta: Municipal, federal government officials talk vehicle congestion, feasibility of passenger rail

March 23, 2017

By Daniel Katz, Bow Valley Crag & Canyon Town of Banff officials met with Federal Minister of the Environment Catherine McKenna two weeks ago to discuss vehicular congestion management in the townsite with a focus on how vehicles will impact both the town and the national park in 2017. With the implementation of free national […]

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Canada: Teamster Statement on Trudeau Budget

March 23, 2017

A press release from Teamsters Canada: LAVAL, QC, March 22, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – Teamsters are satisfied with the Trudeau government’s second budget, which continues on the path laid out in the previous budget. “Workers and the middle class should benefit from this budget,” commented Francois Laporte, the President of Teamsters Canada. New measures to help […]

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Judge allows California high-speed rail funding to continue

March 23, 2017

By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press, Tri-City Herald, March 22, 2017 SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A judge rejected opponents’ latest attempt to stall California’s $64 billion high-speed rail project Wednesday, but will consider their arguments before the state issues voter-approved bonds next month. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Raymond Cadei ruled against a temporary restraining order sought […]

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DB to refurbish ICE3 fleet

March 23, 2017

Written by Keith Fender, International Railway Journal DB Long Distance has announced that it is investing €210m to refurbish its fleet of 66 ICE3 high-speed trains, comprising 50 class 403 15kV ac and 16 class 406 multi-system sets. The work will be undertaken at DB’s Nuremberg works between 2017 and 2020. The trains, which are […]

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CSX wins South Carolina court tax case

March 23, 2017

From FindLaw CSX TRANSPORTATION INCORPORATED v. SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE RICK REAMES III United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. CSX TRANSPORTATION, INCORPORATED, Plaintiff – Appellant, v. SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; RICK REAMES, III, Agency Director of the South Carolina Department of Revenue, Defendants – Appellees. No. 16-1726     Decided: March 17, 2017 Before […]

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Design work for new Amtrak station in Ann Arbor delayed by feds

March 22, 2017

By Ryan Stanton, Mlive.com ANN ARBOR, MI – It’s been more than two months since the Ann Arbor City Council voted to move forward with the next phase of work on planning for a new Amtrak station either on Depot Street or in Fuller Park. But the city’s consultant hasn’t been able to get started […]

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Buffalo, New York: Cost estimates favor downtown train station over Central Terminal

March 22, 2017

By Mark Sommer, The Buffalo News, March 21, 2017 Central Terminal supporters made up the majority of an overflow crowd at Tuesday’s public meeting on where to put a new Buffalo train station. Many didn’t like what they heard. The cost of putting the station at the East Side landmark was estimated at between $68 […]

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