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This Country's Passenger Rail Network Is Now 100% Wind-Powered

It’s a cliché that traveling by rail is more environmentally friendly than by car, but the Netherlands is taking things to extremes.

Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), the company that operates all of the mainline services and most secondary lines in the country, said earlier this week that all of the electricity consumed by its services is now accounted for by wind energy. 159 more words


Canadian Commuter Rail Summary 2016

Over the past couple years, I’ve been making year-end summaries of all the commuter rail lines in Canada, identifying changes and trends.  So here is a look back at the year 2016 in Canadian commuter rail. 494 more words

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Earlier this Fall, USA TODAY ranked train trips in the United States and the state of Colorado finds itself listed as either the home to or part of four journeys in that list’s Top Ten. 658 more words


Michigan Officials Reviewing Options After Voters Narrowly Defeated Tax Plan for Commuter Rail

The Southeast Michigan Regional Transit Authority it examining its options after voters earlier this month narrowly defeated a tax increase that would have funded an expansion of service, including a Detroit-Ann Arbor commuter rail line. 229 more words

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Geneseo "more optimistic than ever" about passenger rail's return

GENESEO, Illinois — Just a few steps from Geneseo’s train tracks, a railroad-themed business, The Local Motive, serves coffee and conversations about the return of passenger rail service. 284 more words


Moline expects passenger rail to be rolling by early 2018

MOLINE, Illinois – Passenger rail is on track to return to the Quad Cities by early 2018.

That’s the word from Moline officials, who learned that final track work should begin in January 2017.  318 more words


Revive Passenger Rail

November 11, 2016

Now that we have a Republican president-elect, one who some say will support infrastructure re-building, I’d like to put in my bid for passenger rail.  2,425 more words