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This website brings together news, opinion, and events from around the web, of interest to those who advocate for improved passenger rail service in the United States.

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“Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has included more than $5 million in funding for a second Chicago-Twin Cities passenger train in his recommendations for the state’s 2024-24 budgets.” trains.com/trn/news-reviews/ne

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"During a trip to Baltimore on Monday, Jan. 30, President Joe Biden announced plans to replace the 150-year-old Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel, which is a major component of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The White House stated that the project would address the Northeast Corridor’s largest rail bottleneck between Washington, D.C., and New Jersey." seattlemedium.com/president-bi

January 30, 2023
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"Deconstructing the myth behind the creation of the Interstate Highway System, unwinding the overly simplistic narratives that have defined the interstates and putting forth ideas for the future serve as the first steps in understanding this history. The next will be to rectify it." wapo.st/3XoMc3H

January 20, 2023
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"There’s a major boost in federal funding on the way for rail trails and other cycling and pedestrian projects, and advocates are ready to run with it. Under the “omnibus” spending law President Biden signed in late December, 29 states secured earmarks for trail, walking and biking projects, according to the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy." We think there should be ! route-fifty.com/infrastructure

January 20, 2023
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"Booming Research Triangle Looks Again to Passenger Rail
The metro area in North Carolina faces unprecedented population growth and traffic congestion, which has triggered a study of possible commuter rail service." governing.com/community/boomin

January 18, 2023