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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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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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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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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