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Iowa in Danger of Losing Passenger Rail Grant

January 3, 2013

According to local Iowa sources, the coming year is an important time for the future of Iowa’s passenger rail system. In 2010, more than $200 in federal funding was approved for a project which would create rail service between Iowa City and Chicago within the decade. However, the federal funding did not come without its […]

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Seattle to Everett is Finally Back

January 3, 2013

Two weeks ago, a vicious mudslide in south of Everett, Washington caused havoc along with Seattle to Everett line.  The popular route for travelers coming into and out of Seattle from Everett couldn’t take advantage of Amtrak for the past 2 weeks. Today, as reported in The Seattle Times, service resumed. The mudslide was a result […]

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Passengers Unsure About New Sacremento Valley Station

August 13, 2012

According to the Sacramento Bee, passengers are giving mixed reviews about the newly constructed platform at Sacramento Valley Station.  The station was recently subject to a $50 million improvement project, which included a new tunnel, improved lighting and improved tracks.  Unfortunately for passengers, the new platform was also created to make more room for development […]

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Genesee &Wyoming Inc. Complete Short-Line Merger

July 24, 2012

As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, Genesee & Wyoming Inc., which is a short-life rail operator, has agreed to purchase RailAmerica INc. for $1.39 billion. The purchase was made at $27.50 per share, which was 11% higher than RailAmerica’s closing price on July 20. The acquisition will merge North America’s two largest short-lines and […]

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More Trains for Brooklyn’s L Line

June 11, 2012

As reported by the New York Times, commuters on Brooklyn’s bustling L line will be pleased to learn that nearly 100 additional trains a week will be added to the line as of June 10.  The most notable increase will be witnessed by weekday commuters with a total of 16 trains added each day of […]

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Amtrak Service Disrupted in Baltimore

May 27, 2012

According to the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, Amtrak passenger rail service has been disrupted in the Baltimore area today.  Overhead wire problems caused a complete halt of Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia service for four hours.   Service has since been restored on two out of three lines, but Amtrak has reported delays spanning from […]

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