Federal Railroad Administration Issues Funding Opportunity with $318 Million for Capital Projects

A press release from The Department of Transportation; July 19, 2018: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad…

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Virginia: Chesterfield County, advocates in Ettrick fight to save Amtrak train station

BY JIM McCONNELL, SENIOR WRITER, Chesterfield Observer; July 11, 2018 On the afternoon of July 2, while many of Chesterfield’s…

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Illinois: Continuing Amtrak Hiawatha fight, Glenview to pay for $160,000 train traffic analysis

By Alexandra Kukulka, Reporter, Chicago Tribune; July 10, 2018 The village of Glenview has hired a consulting firm to conduct…

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Railroads have day of reckoning with National Transportation Safety Board

Amtrak Cascades Engineer for Train Number 501 just before fatal crash: “A moment later, he saw the 30-mph speed restriction…

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Amtrak Rail Cars in Fatal Washington State Crash Last December Didn’t Meet Current Standards

By Alan Levin, Bloomberg; July 10, 2018 The passenger rail cars on an Amtrak train that derailed near Seattle last…

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Feds approve New Jersey Transit plan that could buy 2 more years for safety system

By Curtis Tate, NorthJersey.com; June 27, 2018 NJ Transit received approval from federal regulators Tuesday for a plan that could…

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Colonial Heights, Virginia on track for new Amtrak Train Station site

By Kelsey Reichenberg, Staff Writer, The Progress-Index; June 25, 2018 COLONIAL HEIGHTS — After several years of multijurisdictional deliberation, impact…

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Illinois DOT leaders extend federal money for passenger rail project

By Jonathan Ketz, WQAD 8; June 26, 2018 CHICAGO, Illinois- There could be more time for leaders in Illinois to…

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FRA and PTC, plus, a new nominee to the Amtrak Board of Directors

By STEPHANIE BEASLEY and TANYA SNYDER, With help from Lauren Gardner and Brianna Gurciullo, Politico Morning Transportation; June 21, 2018…

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Glenview, Illinois looks to state reps, governor’s office in fight against Amtrak Hiawatha project

By Alexandra Kukulka, Reporter, Chicago Tribune; June 19, 2018 Glenview officials are continuing their fight against the construction of a…

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