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

Hotline #1,092

Amazon HQ2 Needs to Fund Transportation; 80% of survey respondents favor the Gateway Project; Amtrak Auditors Reveal $2.3M to $6.4M Could Be Put To Better Use; MTA To Purchase NY’s Grand Central; U.S. Baseball All-Stars Ride a Bullet Train; Thanksgiving Travel Will Be the Highest Since 2005

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Hotline #1,091

Midterm Election Takeaways; NJ Officials Urge USCG To Keep Portal Bridge Closed; NJ Transit Light Rail Funding Stalled; Brightline Submits Orlando To Tampa Proposal; RPA Launches New Photo Contest; Station Volunteer Program Launches in Niles, MI

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Hotline #1,090

Rail Passengers Outline Transit-Related Ballots; Cardinal Service Returns to New York City; Rail Advocates Push For Increased Service in Upstate NY; Officials Look To Support MARC Service in WV; Texas Central and Renfe Sign Operations Agreement; Amtrak Marks Phase 2 For Chicago Union Station; Amtrak to Keep SWC Dining Car Service

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Hotline #1,089

RPA Issues Open Letter to Amtrak Calling for More and Better Trains; RailNation-Miami a Success; NY Gov. Cuomo Presses Trump on Gateway; Fort Pierce and Stuart Submit Proposal for Brightline Station; Schenectady Station Opens Two Weeks Early; Route Between Fort Wayne and Chicago Could See 765,000 per year in 2035

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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

We Need Your ‘Nose For News’! 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 Bob Brady, [email protected], 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 them on the