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Hotline #1,130

California High-Speed Rail Authority Settles Lawsuit Over Rail Alignment; FRA Issues Notice Of Grant Funding Opportunity; Harris County (TX) $3.5B Bond Issue For Transit; Summer By Rail 2019 Update; Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit Announces Partial System Opening; Las Vegas Xpress Claims Service To Start Next Summer; Southwest Chief - Front Range Passenger Rail Commission Holds Public Hearing; Amtrak Maple Leaf Service Disruption; Ontario’s GO Transit Expands Service; Amtrak Share Fares Expand; 50% Off Fares For September Offered; Private Companies Plan For Milwaukee Commuter Rail; Service Expansions In Massachusetts; Is A Chicago to Toronto Train In The Cards?

August 16, 2019 Tell Us What’s Happening Where You Live! When you see rail-related news stories, op-eds, editorials, or letters to the editor in your communities, send them along to us! We will include them in our social media efforts, along with the weekly Hotline. Send your news items to Joe Aiello at jaiello[at]narprail.org, and we will share it with members. Are you holding a rally, a community meeting, or another kind of rail-advocacy event? We can help spread the word if you send them t

Hotline #1,129

Phoenix Voters Urged To Vote NO On Prop 105; Catch Up With Chef Madi On Summer By Rail: New Food Court Coming To Chicago Union Station: Rail Passengers Joe Aiello Testifies Before Boston City Council: NJT To Video Train Crews, But Won’t Release PTC Costs: Sacramento To Order New Light Rail Cars: Empire Corridor Service To NYS Fair: New Cars For South Shore Line: Café Car Service Downgrade On Lake Shore Limited: Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation Survives; Hearing Planned On Cuts To WV MARC Service; Clemson, SC Amtrak Station Re-Opens; Report Released On VIA Rail Canadian Delays; Glendale Looks To Bring Back Streetcars

Hotline #: 1129 - August 9, 2019 Tell Us What’s Happening Where You Live’! When you see rail-related news stories, op-eds, editorials, or letters to the editor in your communities, send them along to us! We include them in our social media efforts, along with the weekly Hotline. Send your news items to Joe Aiello at jaiello[at]narprail.org, and we will share it with members. Are you holding a rally, a community meeting, or another kind of rail-advocacy event? We can help spread the word if

Hotline #1,128

Virgin Trains USA Advances Planning For Las Vegas Project; This Week’s 2019 Summer By Rail Update; Could California High Speed Rail Funds Go To Other State Projects?; Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Passes $287B Highway Re-Authorization Bill; Senate Concerned With PTC Progress: City of New Orleans Back On Full Route: Phoenix Transit Advocates Concerned With Voter Propositions; New River Gorge Will Operate This Fall; CP Rail Dampens Hiawatha Service Expansion Plans

Tell Us What’s Happening Where You Live’! When you see rail-related news stories, op-eds, editorials, or letters to the editor in your communities, send them along to us! We include them in our social media efforts, along with the weekly Hotline. Send your news items to Joe Aiello at jaiello[at]narprail.org, and we will share it with members. Are you holding a rally, a community meeting, or another kind of rail-advocacy event? We can help spread the word if you send them to us. We can put th

Hotline #1,127

RailNation:California Speakers Announced; Senate Commerce Committee Grills Amtrak Board Nominee; Summer By Rail Covers The South; New Jersey & New York Governors Create Gateway Development Commission; Lyft Adds New York MTA Info To Their App; Caltrain Improvements Examined; Light Rail Expansion To Houston Airport; California Signs MOU With FRA; Amtrak To Introduce NY-WAS Express Acela Express; Amtrak Goes To STB Over METRA Lease Impasse; Senate Committee To Release Re-Authorization Draft

Tell Us What’s Happening Where You Live’! When you see rail-related news stories, op-eds, editorials, or letters to the editor in your communities, send them along to us! We include them in our social media efforts, along with the weekly Hotline. Send your news items to Joe Aiello at jaiello[at]narprail.org, and we will share it with members. Are you holding a rally, a community meeting, or another kind of rail-advocacy event? We can help spread the word if you send them to us. We can put th

Hotline #1,126

Fighting Media Bias Against Amtrak; California High Speed Rail Issues RFQ For Track Construction; Catch Up On Summer By Rail 2019; Auto Train Passenger Service Changes; Rail Passengers Tackle Contemporary Dining; Pacific NW High Speed Rail Study; Behind The Scenes of the Wall Street Journal Video; Senate Hearing On Amtrak Board Nominees; House Committee Hearing On FTA Grant Management; NJT Train Cancellations; CAF Delivers Baggage-Dorm Cars; DeKalb Country (GA) Supports Rail; Sunrail Expansion Continues; Anti-Chinese Language May Hurt US Employment; Hiawatha Service Increase Planned

Hotline #: 1126 - July 19, 2019 Tell Us What’s Happening Where You Live’! When you see rail-related news stories, op-eds, editorials, or letters to the editor in your communities, send them along to us! We include them in our social media efforts, along with the weekly Hotline. Send your news items to Joe Aiello at jaiello[at]narprail.org, and we will share it with members. Are you holding a rally, a community meeting, or another kind of rail-advocacy event? We can help spread the word if y

Hotline #1,125

Amtrak Announces Contemporary Dining To Be Expanded; Summer By Rail 2019 Continues; Gulf Coast Restorations Advances; FTA Announces $300million In Funding; House FTA Oversight Hearing Planned; Extreme Rain Hits DC; Bridge Replacement Advances In Connecticut; MARC Service To West Virginia In Peril

Tell Us What’s Happening Where You Live’! When you see rail-related news stories, op-eds, editorials, or letters to the editor in your communities, send them along to us! We include them in our social media efforts, along with the weekly Hotline. Send your news items to Joe Aiello at jaiello[at]narprail.org, and we will share it with members. Are you holding a rally, a community meeting, or another kind of rail-advocacy event? We can help spread the word if you send them to us. We can put th

Hotline #1,124

Hoosier State Makes Last Runs; Summer By Rail 2019 Kicks Off; Valley Link Feasibility Study Underway; MBTA Fare Increase Results In Protests; New Amtrak Thruway Bus Service In Wisconsin; Heartland Flyer Extension Moves Forward; LaGuardia AirTrain Cost Jumps; Portland, OR Tri-Met System Speeds Trips And How NOT To Advance Corridor Planning

Tell Us What’s Happening Where You Live’! When you see rail-related news stories, op-eds, editorials, or letters to the editor in your communities, send them along to us! We include them in our social media efforts, along with the weekly Hotline. Send your news items to Joe Aiello at jaiello[at]narprail.org, and we will share it with members. Are you holding a rally, a community meeting, or another kind of rail-advocacy event? We can help spread the word if you send them to us. We can put th

Hotline #1,123

U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Hearing Produces Noteworthy & Significant Moments; Extension Of Federal Funding For Quad Cities Service Requested; Last Runs Of Hoosier State This Sunday; House of Representatives Passed Budget Bill With $137.1-billion For Transportation; Summer by Rail 2019 Kicks Off; Station Staffing Problems At St. Paul, MN; Amtrak Wants To Raise SEPTA’s Rent; Virgin Trains USA Breaks Ground At Orlando; Empire Corridor EIS Delayed Again

Hotline #: 1123 - June 28, 2019 Tell Us What’s Happening Where You Live’! When you see rail-related news stories, op-eds, editorials, or letters to the editor in your communities, send them along to us! We include them in our social media efforts, along with the weekly Hotline. Send your news items to Joe Aiello at jaiello[at]narprail.org, and we will share it with members. Are you holding a rally, a community meeting, or another kind of rail-advocacy event? We can help spread the word if y

Hotline #1,122

White House Threatens Veto Of 2020 Funding Bill Over Support For Amtrak; Creation Of Gateway Development Commission Expected; Amtrak Consumer Arbitration Provisions Questioned; Future Of Rail Funding In Pennsylvania Uncertain; New Haven to Springfield CTrail Line Celebrates First Anniversary With High Ridership; Tri-Rail Service To Downtown MiamiCentral Station Delayed; La Crosse, WI Supports Twin Cities Service Expansion

Tell Us What’s Happening Where You Live’! When you see rail-related news stories, op-eds, editorials, or letters to the editor in your communities, send them along to us! We include them in our social media efforts, along with the weekly Hotline. Send your news items to Joe Aiello at jaiello[at]narprail.org, and we will share it with members. Are you holding a rally, a community meeting, or another kind of rail-advocacy event? We can help spread the word if you send them to us. We can put th

Hotline #1,121

FRA Announces Rail Improvement Grants; Wisconsin Approvals Hiawatha Expansion Funds; Massachusetts Advances Funds For Pilot Service To Pittsfield; MBTA Rail Accidents Frustrate Riders; Amtrak Celebrates The Empire Builder's 90th Anniversary & The Heartland Flyer's 20th; Amtrak Showcases Progress On Acela II Trainsets

Tell Us What’s Happening Where You Live’! When you see rail-related news stories, op-eds, editorials, or letters to the editor in your communities, send them along to us! We include them in our social media efforts, along with the weekly Hotline. Send your news items to Joe Aiello at jaiello[at]narprail.org, and we will share it with members. Are you holding a rally, a community meeting, or another kind of rail-advocacy event? We can help spread the word if you send them to us. We can put th