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August 20, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation and the communities of Indianapolis, Crawfordsville, Rensselaer, Lafayette, West Lafayette, Tippec... More »
LONDON – “Dummy” commuter trains carrying police officers are being used to tackle increasing vandalism on Britain’s railways, the ... More »
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LA CROSSE, Wis. – BNSF Railway is working with city officials in La Crosse to build approximately four miles of a second main track on its Aurora Sub... More »
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SAN DIEGO – San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System says that its light rail ridership increased nearly 34 percent to 39.7 million trips in Fiscal Year 20... More »
BALTIMORE – Officials from the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore have created a partnership with The Railway Museum in Saitama City, Japan. The museum... More »
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PORT CLINTON, Pa. – The Reading & Northern Railroad has been awarded a $10 million State Capital budget grant to build a new railroad bridge over... More »
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Chicago might have more trains, and St. Louis a big shiny arch, but Kansas City is the ton-mile king, with over 1 billion tons passing through the city (or above it, on flyovers) in 2003. That is 15 percent more tons than Chicago. What is remarkable... More »
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On July 11 and 12, 2014, Amtrak President Joe Boardman hosted a four-car passenger extra between Kan... Read more »
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