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The cloudy outlook for passenger rail in 2017

Reports indicate new legislation to push Donald Trump's aggressive infrastructure plans is not expected to appear until after the first 100 days. After tackling the up-front issues of healthcare and tax reform, it's difficult to believe Congress will be doing much thinking...

source: By Charles A. Turek
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Dallas, Texas, city leaders got more specific about plans for a high-speed rail line linking the City to Houston. The rail line has been on the City of Dallas' wish list for many years. "I'm 33. At least 15 years. Something like that," mused Dallas resident Robert Wenning. But,...

source: CBS11

High-speed rail planners are nearly certain to recommend that their tracks be elevated above the existing passenger tracks at Diridon Station in San Jose, California, and that they avoid Caltrain's alignment through the Gardner neighborhood south of the station.

source: Silicone Valley Business Journal

City leaders have followed through on part of a financial commitment to help establish a passenger rail link for Tri-Rail into downtown Miami. Plans call for Tri-Rail to have a place inside the new MiamiCentral station from All Aboard...

source: Miami Today

For decades, a passenger train in New Jersey and Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley has been a rare sight. But a promise made during President Donald Trump's inauguration has one Warren County mayor optimistic that local passengers could regularly...

source: Lehigh Valley Live

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's commuter-rail system finished 2016 with an on-time performance rate of 89 percent, the agency's commuter-rail operator Keolis Commuter Services announced recently. When adjusted for...

source: Progressive Railroading

A jovial, recently dethroned Joe Biden arrived at an eerily quiet train platform to take his beloved Amtrak from Washington's Union Station back home to Wilmington, Delaware. "Back on Amtrak," he said with a thumbs-up before entering the rail car. After traveling more...

source: USA TODAY


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