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Amtrak is presented with the potential for two futures: In one is a $25 billion expansion to update national intercity rail with contemporary patterns of settlement. In the other is fiscal crisis and continued service cuts.
My San Antonio
October 14, 2020, 11am PDT
A group of regional experts and advocates provide details on how a win by former Vice President Joe Biden might change the direction of the Gateway Project to repair the rail link between New Jersey and New York.
The Bond Buyer
September 21, 2020, 7am PDT
The N Line between Denver and its northern suburbs opens today to the public, but N Line trains are expected to carry far fewer passengers, and lower frequencies, than originally planned.
The Denver Post
September 17, 2020, 12pm PDT
A $1.9 billion project to add a second set of rail tracks to the Long Bridge that connects Virginia to D.C. is ready to move forward with a recently completed Environmental Impact Statement.
The Virginia Mercury
September 15, 2020, 7am PDT
Amtrak officials say they need $4.9 billion in funding to prevent service and job losses.
Reuters via St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 19, 2020, 7am PDT
In China, economic stimulus means high-speed rail spending—and lots of it.
Global Construction Review
July 7, 2020, 5am PDT
Buses in New York City are proving to be a crucial tool as New York recovers from a brutal experience at the beginning of the pandemic.
The New York Times
June 18, 2020, 9am PDT
The disappointment of 2020 has hit Amtrak particularly hard.
The Washington Post
June 12, 2020, 5am PDT
A new report imagines more robust service on one of Metra's regional commuter lines in Chicago.
Streetsblog Chicago
May 6, 2020, 7am PDT
France is proposing a momentous step toward clean transportation.
International Railway Journal
April 16, 2020, 9am PDT
The "Red Line" didn't fly with people living in neighborhoods historically redlined by discriminatory real estate and land use practices.
The Urbanist
April 2, 2020, 9am PDT
The city of Beverly Hills, long an opponent of the project, is now taking advantage of a lack of car traffic to drastically speed up construction on the Purple Line subway extension.
Streetsblog LA
December 20, 2019, 6am PST
New passenger rail improvements for the Virginia Railway Express and Amtrak are on the way in 2020.
WTOP
December 8, 2019, 11am PST
The new Larkspur Station on the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) system brings commuters much closer to a ferry across the bay.
San Francisco Chronicle
October 4, 2019, 7am PDT
New rail lines are operational in seven cities in China.
International Railway Journal
October 2, 2019, 6am PDT
A South Side Chicago neighborhood with a history of neglect and disinvestment will soon be adding a new train station on the regional commuter system.
Chicago Tribune
August 5, 2019, 9am PDT
A new proposal for building high-speed rail in California would refocus funding to the urban ends of the complete, state route, by funding rail improvements first in Southern California.
Los Angeles Times
July 29, 2019, 2pm PDT
Alliance 90/The Greens, a political party in Germany, wants the country's domestic travel to shift completely to rail. Achieving that goal will require making air travel more expensive and rail travel cheaper and easier.
Euractiv
July 24, 2019, 10am PDT
The Sepulveda Transit Corridor could offer tens of thousands of Los Angeles commuters an alternative to the infamously congested I-405 freeway, if local officials can find the funding.
Los Angeles Times
July 12, 2019, 8am PDT
Three major public transit projects in the western United States received a major infusion of funding from the federal government this week.
Progressive Railroading