California: Study rejects developer’s call to cut Caltrain downtown extension to two rails

By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, San Francisco Examiner; April 11, 2018 A peer review released Tuesday found that three rail lines…

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Amtrak Plans More Track Work (and Less Pain) at New York Penn Station

“During that diversion, there will be no direct service between New York City and Chicago for the first time since…

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VIA Rail Canada awards $46 million contract to Cad Railway Industries for renovation of 25 train cars

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; April 10, 2018: MONTREAL, April 10, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) has…

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Actor T.J. Miller busted by FBI for calling in fake bomb threat on Amtrak train

BY Andrew Keshner, Rocco Parascandola, and Thomas Tracy; New York Daily News; April 10, 2018 Former “Silicon Valley” star T.J.…

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Summer of Hell Part 2? Amtrak announces summer repair work at New York Penn Station

By Nikki M. Mascali, Metro; April 10, 2018 Amtrak will continue its infrastructure renewal work at New York Penn Station…

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California: SMART Gets Grant To Connect Train Service From San Rafael To Larkspur

By Bay City News Service; SFgate.com; April 9, 2018 Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit has been awarded $22.5 million to connect…

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South Florida: Do Brightline, other high-speed trains attract more people who want to commit suicide?

By Gil Smart, TCPalm.com; April 9, 2018 It happened again. On Sunday, a pedestrian in Delray Beach was struck and killed by…

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Connecticut Lawmakers Seek Hearing On Hartford Line Rail Car Lease Controversy

By Gregory B. Hladky, Hartford Courant; April 9, 2018 Connecticut transportation officials knew six years ago that additional rail cars…

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