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Hotline #996: TEX Rail Receives $500 Million Transit Grant, FRA Plan Includes ReRouting in Maryland; FRA Issues Nearly $16 Million in Civil Penalties

December 29, 2016

NARP thanks those members who have sent in industry-related news stories, op-eds, editorials, or letters to the editor from your communities. We include them in our social media efforts, along with the weekly Hotline. Please send your news items to Bob Brady, bbrady@xenophonstrategies.com, and we will continue to share it with the membership. We also ask members to send events that we can put on t...

Hotline #995: FRA Awards Grants for Gulf Coast Stations; Boy Scouts Support Amtrak Cardinal; CHSRA Begins Search For Train Operator

December 22, 2016

NARP thanks those members who have sent in industry-related news stories, op-eds, editorials, or letters to the editor from your communities. We include them in our social media efforts, along with the weekly Hotline. Please send your news items to Bob Brady, bbrady@xenophonstrategies.com, and we will continue to share it with the membership. We also ask members to send events that we can put on t...

Hotline #994: FRA Issues 30-Year Investment Plan; Gateway Project Included In 10-Year Plan From Port Authority of NY and NJ; Congress Passes Short-Term Budget & Amtrak Border Bill; NARP Opens Applications for Next Summer By Rail

December 16, 2016

Keep ‘em coming! NARP thanks those members who have sent in industry-related news stories, op-eds, editorials, or letters to the editor from your communities. We include them in our social media efforts, along with the weekly Hotline. Please send your news items to Bob Brady, bbrady@xenophonstrategies.com, and we will continue to share it with the membership. We also ask members to send events t...

Hotline #993: House Delays Increase in Funding; FRA Plans for Amtrak Tunnel in Baltimore: NARP Continues Fight For OTP; Dan Akroyd Helps NARP Share Importance of Rail

December 9, 2016

Hotline #993: House Delays Increase in Funding; FRA Plans For Amtrak Tunnel in Baltimore; NARP Continues Fight For OTP; Dan Aykroyd Helps NARP Share Importance of Rail Additional funding for transportation infrastructure under the FAST Act will have to wait until at least the end of April, 2017. Funding for transportation related projects was supposed to see an influx of $2.4 billion with the...

Hotline #992: Long-Awaited Station Opens in Niagara Falls; FRA Provides Update on PTC Implementation; Sources Confirm Gateway Project Board; Cuomo Announces $30M Investment in Alstom

December 2, 2016

After nearly two decades of planning and construction, the International Train Station and Intermodal Transportation Center in Niagara Falls, NY will enter service on Tuesday, December 7, 2016. The first train to use the new facility will be Amtrak’s #64, the eastbound Maple Leaf, on route from Toronto to New York City. While no official opening ceremony is currently scheduled, Niagara Falls, NY...