Hotline

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

Hotline #1,115

2 Trillion for Infrastructure? How much for Trains?, Amtrak's 48th Birthday, California HSR Business Plan, East-West Rail Projects see support in Washington and Massachusetts

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Hotline #1,114

Last Minute Push to Save the Hoosier State, Unions Rally Against Anderson in Chicago, Democratic Leadership Talks Re-Opening Infrastructure Discussion with White House, Winter Park Express Sets Records, Congress Sends Texas Central Letter to the STB

Hotline #1,114: Last Minute Push to Save the Hoosier State, Unions Rally Against Anderson in Chicago, Democratic Leadership Talks Re-Opening Infrastructure Discussion with White House, Winter Park Express Sets Records, Congress Sends Texas Central Letter to the STB, Amtrak Adds Acela Trip, Vermont Awarded Federal Funding, Senators Push for Answers on the Future of the Empire Builder

Hotline #1,113

Senators work to ensure future service on National Network, Indiana throws baby out with bathwater with the Hoosier State, 110mph trains to Toledo, Atlantic City Line to reopen two weeks early, Hyperloop open for comment

Senators work to ensure future service on National Network, Indiana throws baby out with bathwater with the Hoosier State, 110mph trains to Toledo?, Atlantic City Line to reopen two weeks early, Hyperloop draft EIS open for comment

Hotline #1,112

DOT Secretary Reiterates Administration’s Plan To End National Network; Denver’s G-Line Commuter Rail To Open April 26; $1.36 Billion In Capital Investment Grants Awarded For Transit Projects; Amtrak Stops Selling Tickets For Indiana’s Hoosier State; California High Speed Rail Clarifies Northern California Future Plans

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Hotline #1,111

This week’s abbreviated edition of the Hotline includes a brief recap of Rail Nation DC; a list of upcoming regional meetings and the latest Passenger Service Alerts

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Hotline #1,110

RailNation DC starts March 31, Support Brightline on April 5th, Bipartisan support emerges for Gateway in House, Representatives take withheld funding issues up with DOT, PTC is active on Cascades Corridor, J.P. Morgan sets precedent for transit funding

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Hotline #1,109

Amtrak Fiscal Year 2020 Grant Request is Out, Amtrak 5 Year Equipment Plan Published, California and Florida issue bonds for rail funding, Hudson Tunnel “reality TV” saga continues, Missouri River Runner cancelled due to flooding

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Hotline #1,108

The End of the Eisenhower Era?; Trump Budget Implications; Momentum Grows for More Passenger Rail in Minnesota; House Subcommittee Chair Wants Answers from Amtrak CEO on Chicago Signal Meltdown; Congressmen Seek ‘Doomsday’ Plan for Rail Tunnel Failure; Rail Line Opening Allows for Europe-Asia High-Speed Intercity Trains

Hotline #1,108: The End of the Eisenhower Era?; Trump Budget Implications; Momentum Grows for More Passenger Rail in Minnesota; House Subcommittee Chair Wants Answers from Amtrak CEO on Chicago Signal Meltdown; Congressmen Seek ‘Doomsday’ Plan for Rail Tunnel Failure; Rail Line Opening Allows for Europe-Asia High-Speed Intercity Trains ------------ We Need Your ‘Nose For News’! When you see rail-related news stories, op-eds, editorials, or letters to the editor in your communities, sen

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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