Opinion/Commentary: Fueling the renaissance: Public policy and intercity passenger rail in Virginia

By Meredith Richards, The Daily Progress; August 12, 2018 Virginia has been a leader in a national revival of intercity…

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Plans underway to connect Salinas, California Train Station to San Francisco Bay Area

By Eduardo Cuevas, The Californian; August 10, 2018 The ceremonial sledgehammer demolition that took place at the Salinas Train Station…

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New York congressional representatives ask Amtrak to reconsider Toys for Tots decision

By Madison Iszler and Eric Anderson, Albany Times-Union; August 10, 2018 Three upstate members of Congress are asking Amtrak to…

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Façade work refreshes Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station as Amtrak shops its commercial-district plan

By Jim Saksa, WHYY, Philadelphia Business Journal; August 8, 2018 When Pennsylvania Railroad moved its headquarters from Broad Street to…

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‘Rail summit’ seeking to bring together civic leaders

By Chad Frey, Newton Kansan; August 8, 2018 Invitations have been going out for a passenger rail summit, set for…

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Nippon Sharyo, JR Tokai’s rolling stock unit to end agonizing U.S. operations

By TAKEHIRO TOMODA, Staff Writer, The Asahi Shimbun; August 8, 2018 NAGOYA–Nippon Sharyo Ltd., a rolling stock manufacturer, will exit…

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Essay | The Last Train To Grand Canyon: How Amtrak Fails The National Parks—And America

By Alfred Runte, National Parks Traveler; August 8, 2018 Editor’s note: National parks historian Alfred Runte has over the years closely…

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