Hotline

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

Hotline #1,107

Hotline #1,107: Remembering Former Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman; California’s Response to the FRA’s High-Speed Rail Funding Announcement; Amtrak Kicks Off Aggressive OTP Campaign Targeting Host Railroads; Representatives Blumenauer and DeFazio Look to Introduce an Infrastructure Bill; SRC Talks About Bringing Back Gulf Coast Passenger Rail Service; Colorado DOT names Grauberger Project Director; Downtown Seattle Tunnel Moving to Rail-Only Operations; MBTA Opens New Commuter-Rail Station

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Hotline #1,106

Amtrak To Provide Matching Funds For Southwest Chief; 91 Members of Congress Press Amtrak on National Network; Second Train From Chicago To Twin Cities Could Bring $25M To MN; President Trump May Ignite Rail Boom But Not In U.S.; NJ Governor and Trump To Meet On Gateway; Duke University and NCRR Don’t Sign Onto GoTriangle Light Rail; Texas Central Selects Citigroup Inc. and MUFG As Financial Advisers

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Hotline #1,105

National Network Trains And Corridor Growth Can Co-exist; Trump Administration’s Latest Move Against HSR Breaks Campaign Promises; Amtrak Allows Financially Struggling New River Train To Run in 2019; NJ Transit Called Out On Atlantic City Line; Metra To Buy 15 Remanufactured Locomotives; Indiana’s Proposed Budget Amended To Include Funding For Hoosier Line; Muni To Reduce Delays By 10 Percent

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Hotline #1,104

FY 2019 Transportation Budget Passed Into Law; CA Gov. Newsom Narrows HSR Scope; Virgin Trains Forgoes IPO; NJ Transit Agrees to Pay Amtrak; Amtrak Looking at Connecting Duluth and Twin Cities; Indiana One Step Closer to Allowing Light-Rail In Indianapolis; RTD Technology Under Review Following Derailment; Registration for RailNation In DC Is Open

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Hotline #1,103

HSR Included in “Green New Deal”; Give Feedback on Amtrak in New Rail Passenger Travel Review; Registration Open for RailNation; NTSB Calls On Rail Industry For PTC Installation; Amtrak Board Advances Proposals With MTA; Texas Central Advances Plans To Keep Environment Healthy; Virgin Trains One of Five To Submit Plans To Fort Pierce

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Hotline #1,102

Transportation Shutdown Ends Government Shutdown; APTA Urges FTA To Assist Transit Agencies; Passengers Award ‘Golden Spike’ to Senators from KS, CO, NM; Host Railroads Take OTP Case To Supreme Court; NJ Politicians Call On Trump To Support Gateway; Sen. Manchin Asks Amtrak To Reconsider Private Car Policies; Virgin Trains USA Launches Initial Public Offering; RTD and Uber Partner To Provide Easier Connections

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Hotline #1,101

Rail Passengers Chairman Dispels Myths of Association; Deal Reached to Bring Metro-North to the Bronx; Amtrak Showcases Metropolitan Lounge; Committee Looks to Keep Rail Runner Going; More Than A Third of Transit Agencies Feel Government Shutdown; Philly’s 30th Street Station Flipboard to Come Down

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Hotline #1,100

Amtrak Issues RFP To Replace Amfleet I; Amtrak Offers New Dining Options; Amtrak Cancels Trains Ahead of Winter Storm; Southwest Chief Brings $180M Annually to NM, CO and KS; New Lawsuits Filed Against Virgin Trains and Purple Line; SMART Reaches One Million Riders; CTDOT and Amtrak Agree To Fix Overcrowding

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Hotline #1,099

UP Maintenance to Disrupt Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle; DeFazio to Lead House T&I Committee; Amtrak Issues RFQ for Washington Union Station; Amtrak Looking Into Gov. Cuomo’s New L Train Plan For East River Tunnels; Trinity Metro’s TEXRail Opens

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Hotline #1,098

Government Shutdown Continues; Four Railroads Completed PTC Requirements; Amtrak’s NEC is at Risk Due to Climate Change; Lawsuit Against Brightline Dismissed; WMATA To Improve OTP; AZ Contractors File Lawsuit to Keep Funding for Phoenix Light Rail

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