Hotline

Your weekly source of fresh takes on news affecting America's passengers. See also the RPA Blog.

Hotline #1,088

Rail Passengers’ President & CEO Jim Mathews Defends Rail in CATO Institute Debate; One Week Until RailNation Miami; Amtrak Employees Protest At NYC Penn Station; Hurricane Michael Disrupts Florida Service; MTA Launches Transit Tech Lab; Brightline Finalizes Bids for Miami-Orlando

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Hotline #1,087

Southwest Chief To Remain Intact; Amtrak IG Issues New Challenges; Amtrak’s Stephen Gardner To Speak At RailNation Miami; “More MARTA” Plan Approved; Tampa Mayor Supports Brightline Service; GAO: Passenger Railroads Lag in PTC Testing

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Hotline #1,086

House Passes Continuing Resolution to Fund Transportation, New Proposal Arises Against HSR in CA; Rail Safety Week Concludes Tomorrow; CTrail Hartford Line Opens Second Track; Study to be Conducted for Altoona to Pittsburgh Passenger Rail; Phoenix Approves Light-Rail Expansion

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Hotline #1,085

IL City Officials Meet with Sen. Durbin on Amtrak; Brightline Acquires XpressWest; Amtrak Resumes Service Following Florence; CHSRA Releases Proposed Route for Burbank to Palmdale; 9 Railroads at Risk of Missing PTC Deadline

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Hotline #1,084

Amtrak Assures Congress Service Will Continue on PTC-Exempt Routes After Jan 1; Southwest Chief and National Network still need your support; Hurricane Florence Forces Train Cancellations; Former Amtrak Presidents David Gunn & Joe Boardman To Address RailNation Miami Attendees; Amtrak Seeks Input On Transformational Food & Beverage Service Models; FRA Issues Notice of Funding Opportunity for PTC; Caltrans Issues 2018 State Rail Plan; MTA Opens Subway Station 17 Years After 9/11

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Hotline #1,083

Rail Passengers Adopts Amtrak Resolution; Amtrak Trains Return to Penn Station; California Approves $2B for Transit and Infrastructure Projects; Moulton Supports NSRL; New York To Ease Penn Station Congestion

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Hotline #1,082

Battle for Southwest Chief Continues; PTC To Be Installed on Cascades Before 2018 Deadline; Brightline Approved To Use $1.75 Billion In Bonds; Passenger Rail Is 18 Times Safer Than Driving in Metro Areas

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Hotline #1,081

RPA Releases Report On Amtrak Accounting Deficiencies; FRA Provides $30 Million Grant for NM Rail Runner; SMART Celebrates 1 Year of Service; CHSRA Recycles 99% of Construction Materials; RPA Introduces Passenger Rail Service Notices

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Hotline #1,080

Call Your Rep to Secure National Network; NY State Reps Call On Amtrak to Reconsider Toys for Tots; Passenger Rail Makes Progress on PTC; Hartford Line Allows Bikes; LA Metro Implements Security Screening Devices

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Hotline #1,079

Amtrak Ends Toys for Tots Partnership; New Acela Interiors Revealed; CHSRA Defends HSR Before Rail Committee; Pittsburgh Narrowly Missed Light Rail Disaster

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