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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VIA Rail Canada apologizes to passengers as The Canadian delay reaches 45 hours

By Josee St-Onge, CBC News; May 24, 2018 VIA Rail is apologizing to its passengers, who are currently on a…

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Japan rail worker fired for overcharging foreigners for bullet train tickets

From South China Morning Post; May 24, 2018 Central Japan Railway Co. said Thursday it fired a male employee who…

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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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Lone Amtrak station agent in Charleston, West Virginia prepares to say goodbye

By LAUREN TALOTTA,FOX 11 Eyewitness News; May 24, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — Last month, Amtrak announced its plans to…

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Pain on the train: VIA Rail passengers frustrated with delays on cross-Canada journey

By Kaylen Small, CBC News; May 24, 2018 On Wednesday afternoon, Mike Gardiner and hundreds of other VIA Rail passengers…

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Walt Disney’s first love lives on at this historic California ranch

By Daniel Miller, Los Angeles Times; May 24, 2018 The steam-powered train rounds the bend, passing a rolling meadow dusted…

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