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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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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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This Week at Amtrak; 2009-12-15

December 15th, 2009 Comments off

Volume 6, Number 51

  1. It’s that time, again. Amtrak has put out the Fall 2009/Winter 2010 national timetable, and these things just keep getting better with every edition. Amtrak’s timetables are one of the few bright spots in the company; each one becomes more user friendly than the previous edition, and the design – which was stagnant for years – shows some zip and imagination. Read more…

This Week at Amtrak; 2009-12-08

December 8th, 2009 Comments off

Volume 6, Number 49

  1. Finally, at last, after waiting oh, so very long (Too long, in fact.), SunRail, the 61 mile long commuter rail system in Central Florida serving the Metropolitan Orlando area is about to be a reality. Read more…

This Week at Amtrak; 2009-08-03

August 2nd, 2009 Comments off

Volume 6, Number 27

  1. The folks on the Loonie Right – you know the type, they drive the BIG Hummer, not the wimpy small version, don’t care much about the cost of gas, and keep a hunting rifle handy in case while they’re driving home from work they want to shoot Bambi for dinner – are adamantly opposed to high speed rail, transit, and any type of transportation other than the automobile, pickup truck, or SUVs. Read more…

This Week at Amtrak; 2009-05-22

May 22nd, 2009 Comments off

Volume 6, Number 14

  1. It’s the “little things” that often start the biggest stories. Progressive Railroading Online featured a story on May 19th about Amtrak launching construction on the much-needed new Auto Train station in Sanford, Florida. The story went on for four paragraphs talking about this new $10 million facility being paid for with federal stimulus fund monies. Read more…