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Amtrak Cutting Some Summer Fares By 25 Percent

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Amtrak is cutting fares by 25 percent on some Eastern trains this summer as the national passenger railroad looks to boost demand d...

Swings Mysteriously Appear On San Francisco Trains

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Somebody decided to make the world just a little bit more interesting, and three red swings appeared on the BART Public Transit System in San Francisc...

Washington-Birmingham Rail Could Pay For Itself

ajc.com | Johnny Isakson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Over the last 30 years, Atlanta and Georgia have led the way for economic success and growth across the New South. This growth, however, has come at a...

Utah Scores $91M In Stimulus Money For Light Rail

KSTU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SALT LAKE CITY - The U.S. Transportation Department has announced that the Utah Transit Authority will get $90.9 Million in stimulus funds for a light...

National Train Day: Former Pullman Porters Reflect On Rail Heritage

usatoday.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As U.S. rail buffs anticipate the expansion of high-speed rail under President Obama's stimulus plan, four railroad veterans will board a Philadelphia...

Rail Stimulus Gift Of $44M Comes Early For Washington

Yahoo! Finance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SEATTLE (AP) -- Sound Transit is getting $44 million for a light rail extension to the University District in Seattle sooner than expected....

California Readies Itself For High-Speed Stimulus

San Francisco Business Times: | Melanie Turner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The California High-Speed Rail Authority board of directors on Thursday approved agreements with the city of Sacramento and the San Joaquin Regional R...

High-Speed Solar Train Considered For Arizona

azstarnet.com | Mariana Alvarado | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The idea of a high-speed train that runs on solar power is still in its early stage, but the project's creators are pitching the idea to area cities a...

High-Speed Rail: Agreement Reached On Chicago-St. Louis Train Corridor

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Union Pacific Railroad and the state of Illinois announced an agreement Friday to assess what must be done to operate both freight a...