Opinion: Instead of subsidized transit, lawmakers should look to private rail

By Ross Marchand, Washington Examiner; May 25, 2018 In December, an inaugural Amtrak trip from Seattle to Portland ended in…

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The Tōkaidō Shinkansen’s World-Class Safety, Reliability, and Frequency

From nippon.com; May 25, 2018 The Tōkaidō Shinkansen—a 552.6-kilometer train line that links Tokyo and Shin-Osaka Stations—debuted in 1964, just…

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US economy loses $340bn in revenue due to years of transport underinvestment – APTA.

By Dave Songer, SMART RAIL WORLD; May 22, 2018 Our failure as a nation to address America’s public transit modernisation…

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The folly of discarding long-distance passenger trains

By Lyndon Henry, Railway Age Magazine; May 23, 2018 After 48 years of providing long-distance passenger train services, is Amtrak…

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Amtrak announces ‘lactation suites’ for nursing mothers in five major train stations

By Laura Kelly, The Washington Times; May 22, 2018 Amtrak announced Tuesday it will open lactation suites for nursing mothers…

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Metro-North: Spuyten Duyvil engineer should pay for his negligence in fatal New York crash

By Thomas C. Zambito, lohud.com; May 22, 2018 The Metro-North Railroad says any money that former engineer William Rockefeller recovers…

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Florida’s congressional Brightline supporters come to train’s defense

By Scott Powers, Florida Politics; May 22, 2018 A bipartisan group from Florida’s congressional delegation, along with the chairman of…

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Amtrak resumes search for 30th St. development overseer with focus on shops, restaurants at station in Philadelphia

By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer, Philly.com; May 22, 2018 Amtrak is resuming its search for an overseer to begin redeveloping…

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