Exclusive: Activist investor William Ackman who won a fight to bring the late Hunter Harrison to Canadian Pacific cuts staff, shuns limelight as he seeks to turn around fund

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss, Reuters; January 22, 2018 BOSTON (Reuters) – William Ackman is cutting almost a fifth of staff and…

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Massive cost overruns threaten to derail the California bullet train. Here’s what has to change

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times; January 23, 2018 Only two years ago, the California rail authority unveiled an ambitious…

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Oregon: Subsidized passenger train ridership declines after derailment

By Paris Achen, Capital Bureau, Portland Tribune; January 19, 2018 State-subsidized ridership of Amtrak passenger trains has plummeted in the…

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Best American train trips for beer, wine, and spirits lovers

By Amanda Gabriele, Supercall; January 12, 2018 Air travel is a drag. With all the delays, baggage limits and overpriced…

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San Francisco Bay Area: BART launches first of fresh fleet

By Jerold Chinn, sfbay.ca; January 20, 2018 The wait is over for BART passengers. BART’s first “Fleet of The Future”…

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Michigan DOT: Michigan rail line infrastructure enhancements lead to improved Amtrak travel

From WDIV, Click On Detroit; January 22, 2018 DETROIT – The Michigan Department of Transportation issued the following statement about…

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The Daily CSX: Why Hunter Harrison’s Railroad Revolution Will Outlive Him at CSX

By Shawn Tully, Fortune Magazine; January 20, 2018 Hunter Harrison reigned at CSX for only eight months before he died,…

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South Florida: Tri-Rail hopes to add additional trains to Florida East Coast Railway tracks

By Michael Buczyner, CBS 12; January 19, 2018 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — The same train tracks used by high-speed…

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