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June 21, 2017
Richard Harnish

We’ve been working very hard for the past few months on a brand new website, and we’re very excited to share it with you. It’s almost ready, and we’ll let you know as soon as it’s live.

June 14, 2017
Dylan Hayward

The National Association of Railroad Passengers is launching a campaign to respond loudly to the Administration’s proposed budget, which would eliminate all fund

June 12, 2017
Dylan Hayward

Metra recently proposed a revised schedule for the Metra Electric District (MED) that will change how the line is used and could be a sign of more changes in the future.

May 24, 2017
Dylan Hayward

There’s been a flurry of news in the past week, both good and bad, that could have long-term impacts on passenger rail in North America.

May 18, 2017
Dylan Hayward

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is leading a Midwest Regional Rail Planning Study (MWRRPS), with the goal of creating a 40-year vision for passenger rail in the Midwest.

May 12, 2017
Dylan Hayward

China expands their high-speed rail so often that it's hardly news. Testing began on their first high-speed line to Inner Mongolia. This is the first of three high-speed lines that will serve cities in Inner Mongolia.

May 04, 2017
Dylan Hayward

A budget proposal for the rest of FY17 has passed Congress and is awaiting the signature of President Trump. Once signed it will provide increased funding for transportation compared to FY16.

April 26, 2017
Dylan Hayward

Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Meeting on April 1, and to our speakers for sharing their time and knowledge with us. We learned a lot about the importance of frequency, modern high-performance train-sets and much more.

April 05, 2017
Dylan Hayward

The Midwest is home to some of the nation’s most vibrant cities, millions of hard-working families, rich agriculture and incredible tourist attractions. Today these assets are dispersed and our outdated transportation infrastructure makes them difficult to reach.

March 30, 2017
Dylan Hayward

The Trump Administration released its FY2018 budget outline last week.  It closely mirrors the positions of the Heritage Foundation, which isn’t surprising. Transportation Secretary Chao (pictured right) was a Distinguished Fellow at the foundation prior to accepting her role at the DOT.

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