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Commentary: Will California Ever Go All-in on Intercity Rail?

Some thoughts and takeaways from my recent odysseys with Amtrak.

May 28, 2024

Northern delights: Amtrak’s new Borealis Chicago – Twin Cities service launches May 21

The Borealis will offer earlier arrival to Minneapolis-St. Paul, later departure.

May 14, 2024

Cleveland: a Target of Rail Competitors?

Amtrak and Brightline may be poised to compete for routes — and real estate — in Ohio. Could other states end up in the same position soon?

May 13, 2024

Review: Amtrak California Passengers are Starving for New Trains

A look at Amtrak's new 'Venture' car rolling stock on the train that runs between Oakland and Bakersfield.

February 1, 2024

Feds Announce $16.4 Billion for Northeast Corridor Passenger Rail Projects

On Monday morning, Amtrak and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced that they would finance over two dozen infrastructure upgrades that will enable faster, more frequent, and more reliable service along the Northeast Corridor rail lines between Massachusetts and Washington, D.C.

November 6, 2023

Amtrak Cuts Bicycle Capacity Between Chicago and Milwaukee

It's a bummer that Amtrak reduced bike capacity without alerting customers, but help is on the way.

August 5, 2023

GOP Appropriations Bill Would Slash Transit Funding and Key Safety Policies

Here's what's on the chopping block — and why advocates are staying optimistic.

July 21, 2023

GOP Seeks Massive Cuts to Amtrak

More hurdles ahead for rail transit in FY24 after debt ceiling scare.

July 17, 2023