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Keep up to date on the latest light rail, rapid transit, commuter, and long-distance passenger rail news from coast to coast.

STB Gives Amtrak Access to CSX Yard on Gulf Coast

December 2, 2021

STB Gives Amtrak Access to CSX Yard on Gulf Coast

CSX had been trying to prevent Amtrak officials from accessing their yard in Mobile, Ala. Photo Courtesy of Amtrak.


Three Killed in Empire Builder Wreck

September 27, 2021

Three Killed in Empire Builder Wreck

The NTSB and FRA are investigating why Amtrak’s Empire Builder derailed in northern Montana on Saturday.


Detroit’s QLine to Resume Service in September

August 26, 2021

Detroit’s QLine to Resume Service in September

Detroit’s streetcar service was closed in March 2020 due to the pandemic and will operate free for passengers starting September 27.


San Diego Trolley to Open in November

August 24, 2021

San Diego Trolley to Open in November

On August 24, local leaders took the first-ever ride on the UC San Diego Blue Line


Gulf Coast Passenger Service One Step Closer Following STB Decision

August 6, 2021

Gulf Coast Passenger Service One Step Closer Following STB Decision

Amtrak alleged that CSX and Norfolk Southern were dragging their feet and preventing it from resuming service east of New Orleans.


Testing Begins on San Diego Trolley Extension

June 29, 2021

Testing Begins on San Diego Trolley Extension

The Blue Line Trolley extends the system from the U.S./Mexico border all the way north to the University community.


NJ Transit Increases Service as Pandemic Subsides

June 6, 2021

NJ Transit Increases Service as Pandemic Subsides

Additional Bay Head-Long Branch weekend shuttles are being restored for the summer and weekend service is back on the Gladstone Branch


NJT Begins Perth Amboy Station Renovation

May 18, 2021

NJT Begins Perth Amboy Station Renovation

The modernization effort will greatly improve accessibility with high-level platforms and elevators at the NJ Transit station.


Metra Seeks Proposals to Build Battery-Powered F40PH

April 21, 2021

Metra Seeks Proposals to Build Battery-Powered F40PH

Metra’s Board of Directors approved a plan on Wednesday to convert three old F40PH-3s to battery power.


Amtrak to Resume Service in Vermont in July

April 8, 2021

Amtrak to Resume Service in Vermont in July

Amtrak trains have not run in Vermont since March 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic first arrived.