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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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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Amtrak stops paying medical bills those injured in February Silver Star train crash in South Carolina

By John Monk, The State; May 21, 2018 COLUMBIA, SC – Amtrak is refusing to pay any more for the…

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Ontario: Huron Central Railway to discontinue operations by year-end

A press release from Genesee & Wyoming Canada Inc., Huron Central Railway; May 22, 2018: Ontario Short Line Not Economically…

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How the Long Island Rail Road plans to freshen up its train service

By Danielle Furfaro, New York Post; May 21, 2018 LIRR passengers will be treated to a cleaner — and hopefully…

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Virginia Railway Express, Amtrak will run regular service Monday, despite ongoing Alexandria derailment cleanup

By Martine Powers, The Washington Post; May 20, 2018 VRE and Amtrak will operate normal schedules Monday, as federal officials continue…

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FRA’s Dirty Dozen

By STEPHANIE BEASLEY, With help from Tanya Snyder, Lauren Gardner and Brianna Gurciullo, Politico Morning Transportation; May 17, 2018 DIRTY…

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British Columbia: Bear on the tracks kept a West Coast Express train from stopping in Port Moody

By Jesse Ferreras, Online Journalist, Global News; May 16, 2018 The sighting of a bear near Moody Centre transit station…

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