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SunRail, America’s newest regional rail system, on track to meet goals

May 21st, 2014 Comments off

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — SunRail is halfway through its first week with paying customers. Channel 9’s Tim Barber took a ride on the new commuter train to see how things differ from last week, when riders rode for free…

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French rail company orders 2,000 trains too wide for platforms

May 21st, 2014 Comments off

(Reuters) – France’s national rail company SNCF said on Tuesday it had ordered 2,000 trains for an expanded regional network that are too wide for many station platforms, entailing costly repairs.

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Association begins Cincinnati-Chicago passenger rail campaign

May 19th, 2014 Comments off

From All Aboard Ohio:

Following the election of Derek Bauman to the All Aboard Ohio board as Southwest Regional Director, the nonprofit educational association commenced a campaign to educate stakeholders on the benefits of improving rail infrastructure and passenger rail services between Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Lafayette and Chicago with proposed Ohio stops at Cincinnati Union Terminal, I-275 park-n-ride, Hamilton and Oxford…

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VIA Rail to grow 5% to 8% in 2014

April 21st, 2014 Comments off

According to Voyagers World,

Michelle Goodwin, Manager – International Sales (ASIA), VIA Rail says VIA Rail is expecting a growth of 5%-8% in 2014… We are looking for a growth of 5%-8% in 2014.

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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2014-02-04

February 4th, 2014 Comments off

A Companion Digest of Events, Opinions, and Forecasts to
This Week at Amtrak

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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2013-12-31

December 31st, 2013 Comments off

A Companion Digest of Events, Opinions, and Forecasts to
This Week at Amtrak

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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2013-08-23

August 23rd, 2013 Comments off

A Companion Digest of Events, Opinions, and Forecasts to
This Week at Amtrak

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The face of higher-speed rail today

July 6th, 2013 Comments off
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Trouble in River City

February 6th, 2013 Comments off

In Meredith Willson’s classic play and later movie “The Music Man,” Robert Preston perhaps said — or sang — it best: Read more…

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FECI Says Trains to Run From Miami to Orlando in 2014

August 15th, 2012 Comments off

It’s full-speed ahead on a privately financed, $1 billion plan that will launch fast, hourly passenger rail service between downtown Miami and Orlando by 2014…

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