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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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This Week at Amtrak; 2012-04-02

April 3rd, 2012 Comments off

Volume 9, Number 2

From the Editors…

When the parent company of a legendary railroad states its intention to operate passenger trains, it is bound to garner some attention. This week we try to find out what all the hubbub is about. Read more…

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This Week at Amtrak; 2012-03-23

March 23rd, 2012 Comments off

Volume 9, Number 1

From the Editors…

Recently, a local regional railway announced a private initiative to begin passenger train service connecting Central and South Florida. Just to be clear, we said private. Read more…

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Eliminate the Middle-Man

March 22nd, 2012 Comments off

by William Lindley

Today, March 22, 2012, Florida East Coast, which owns and operates the mostly double-track railway between Jacksonville and Miami, announced plans for the construction of a privately-funded, privately-owned, privately-operated passenger train system to commence operations in 2014. This will include forty new miles of railway between Orlando and FEC’s main line on the Space Coast. FEC itself, not Amtrak, will be operating these trains.

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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2012-03-22

March 22nd, 2012 Comments off

ADDITIONAL Coverage

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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2011-11-16

November 15th, 2011 Comments off

Volume 1, Number 20

Here in the South, we take our railroads as seriously as anyone along the Northeast Corridor, we just do it with our own money instead of constant raids on the federal treasury.

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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2011-11-14

November 13th, 2011 Comments off

Volume 1, Number 19

Ah, the agony and tragedy which has befallen California, the golden state.

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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2011-08-24

August 24th, 2011 Comments off

Volume 1, Number 14

“Vice President – Passenger Services” is a title which may be returning to the corporate roster at Florida East Coast Railway. Yet another major railroad is more than flirting with the idea of operating passenger trains; this time, South Florida commuter services for Tri-Rail between West Palm Beach and Miami, and possibly northward along the Florida coast above West Palm Beach.

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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2011-06-09

June 8th, 2011 Comments off

Volume 1, Number 7

What were those allegedly crazy guys at the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida doing in 1970 running all of those long, passenger-filled trains every day of the week?

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This Week at Amtrak; 2010-04-07

April 7th, 2010 Comments off

Volume 7, Number 12

This week we look first at Amtrak’s slow pace, then at continued nationwide wrong-think surrounding Amtrak’s new venture into high speed rail; and we wrap up with a guest commentary by our Andrew C. Selden. Read more…