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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

Report Claims That Autonomous Cars Will Hurt Passenger Rail; Others Aren't So Sure About That

A study projects that self-driving cars could have an adverse effect on rail passenger ridership, reducing it by 40 percent.

The study by the Boston Consulting Group, titled “Will Autonomous Vehicles Derail Trains?” suggests that in some communities trains could be replaced by self-driving motor vehicles. 471 more words

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Regional Integration: The RTA’s Regional Master Transit Plan

A map of new transit services under the RTA’s Regional Master Transit Plan

For decades, Southeast Michigan has struggled to bring about an effective regional transit system.  1,334 more words