Hotline

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

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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Hotline #1,097

Amtrak Announces 75 New Diesel Locomotives for Long Distance Routes; Southwest Chief Awarded $9.16 Million Infrastructure Upgrade Grant; One Year After Train 501 Derailment; Congressional Budget Office Suggests Elimination of Amtrak and FTA; Brightline To Start Orlando-to-West Palm Construction in 2019; Milwaukee’s The Hop Provides More Than 76,000 Rides in First Month; Rail Passengers Advocate in Moab, UT

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Hotline #1,096

RPA Calls Out NSRL Study Flaws; Amtrak Requests Keeping Portal Bridge Closed at Rush Hour; Norfolk Southern Suspends Participation in Passenger Rail Study; Gas Tax Proposed by Illinois Mayors for Transit Projects; NJ Transit to Purchase 113 Rail Cars; OKC Streetcar Opens for Service

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Hotline #1,095

Presidential Infrastructure Package Coming Soon with More Federal Cash; Tariffs Driving Up Cost of Infrastructure Projects Nationwide; Amtrak Responds to Rail Passengers’ Open Letter; Union Pacific Funeral Train takes President George H.W. Bush to Final Resting Place; South Atlanta to Get Light Rail; and Rail Passengers Gives A Detailed Look Inside HQ

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Hotline #1,094

Gov. Cuomo gets no commitment from White House on Hudson River tunnels, but optimistic about new way forward; FTA announced $281 million in funding for transit projects in Arizona, California, Minnesota and Texas; public meetings begin for passenger-rail service between Portland and Eugene; Brightline receives approval to negotiate for land; the vote that will decide the fate of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad is scheduled; Amtrak had a few Thanksgiving travel mishaps; and Amtrak kicks off long-distance promotions.

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Hotline #1,093

Thanksgiving Edition; Amtrak Urges Travelers to Arrive Early; Amtrak Announces Black Friday Sale; FRA Issues Final Rule for High-Speed Rail Safety Standards; FTA Funds Sound Transit Light-Rail Extension; Brightline Becomes Virgin Trains USA; Holiday Schedules are Announced; and North Carolina DOT announces “Mobi Awards”

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