Intercity Rail

June 13, 2019, 7am PDT
The Berkshire Mountains have long been a popular destination for sightseers, tourists, and weekend warriors. A pilot Amtrak route is designed to attract new waves of New Yorkers to the region.
Curbed Boston
May 17, 2019, 10am PDT
The California High Speed Rail Project is a political pawn in a contentious back and forth between the Golden State and the Trump administration.
San Francisco Chronicle
May 4, 2019, 1pm PDT
The state of Washington has allocated funding from its 2019-2021 biennium transportation appropriations bill to study the creation of the Cascadia High Speed Rail Authority.
The Urbanist
May 1, 2019, 7am PDT
The state of Indiana didn't have $3 million to spare to keep the Hoosier State Amtrak passenger rail line operational.
Chicago Tribune
April 6, 2019, 7am PDT
Virgin Trains USA has the funding to start construction on a rail link between Orland and West Palm Beach, and the system has launched its official rebranding under its new ownership.
CBS 12 News
March 3, 2019, 5am PST
Walmart will soon be seen side by side with CSX and BNSF.
Supply Chain DIve
January 25, 2019, 10am PST
A big idea is gaining momentum.
The Urbanist
December 6, 2018, 8am PST
November's bombshell news about the partnership between Virgin and Brightline has now yielded ambitious plans for private investment in intercity rail service.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
November 16, 2018, 9am PST
The intercity passenger rail service previously known as Brightline is now Virgin Trains USA.
Miami Herald
December 21, 2016, 9am PST
The pieces of the still-speculative Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor—connecting Atlanta to Washington, D.C.—are starting to take shape. The latest leg to come into focus would connect Richmond to D.C.
Greater Greater Washington
September 25, 2016, 5am PDT
This is Amtrak between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia: It could cost $13 billion to speed up the tip by 30 minutes, and $16 million to add just one more train.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
April 29, 2016, 10am PDT
New Hampshire House Republicans don't like rail. By removing the New Hampshire Capitol Corridor rail expansion project from the state's transportation plan, they deny the state Department of Transportation $4 million in federal funding for the study.
WMUR Manchester
December 7, 2015, 1pm PST
New pilot projects authorized by the FAST Act include allowing private operators to bid on operating three of Amtrak's 15 long-distance lines for up to eight years "provided they reduce the need for taxpayer support" and allowing pets on trains.
The Wall Street Journal - Business
August 26, 2015, 5am PDT
Friday's foiled attempt by an alleged terrorist to massacre civilians on a Paris-bound, high-speed Thalys train has raised fears that a similar attack could be launched on one of America's lesser-speed trains. Are current security measures adequate?
The New York Times - U.S.
Blog post
August 27, 2012, 11am PDT

For those following the intense debate over intercity passenger rail in the US, the following recent news items might have a few planners scratching their heads:

Samuel Staley
March 21, 2012, 2pm PDT
Jeff McMahon explores the potential of passenger rail in coming years as automobiles and airplanes "become a little more obsolete."
Forbes
February 23, 2011, 10am PST
Amtrak California's Capitol Corridor service will soon be adding WiFi to its list of customer amenities thanks to a $20 billion transportation bond passed by voters four years ago.
The Sacramento Bee
October 4, 2009, 9am PDT
Intercity rail service has begun operations in Virginia, connecting Lynchburg and Washington D.C.
The Washington Post