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Traveling on Amtrak Amid COVID-19

June 14, 2020 Recent University of Buffalo graduate travels on Amtrak during the COVID-19 era to get home for her supposed college graduation weekend. Here's what she wants to share. Blog Post from New York By Rail Magazine.

MassDOT holds East-West Study Advisory Committee Meeting on Zoom

June 10, 2020 Today on June 10th, 2020 meeting of the East-West Study Advisory Committee was held online on Zoom. The meeting was recorded and posted online, with the presentation posted on the East-West Rail website.

FRA Announces the Availability of $291 Million for Intercity Passenger Rail Infrastructure

June 10, 2020 ESPA hopes that Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) will not allow a great opportunity to fund continued investment in the infrastructure that is the foundation of our Upstate NY intercity rail passenger rail service

Serviced Detoured from Buffalo Exchange Street Station for Station Construction

June 10, 2020 Track and signaling construction work as part of the Buffalo-Exchange Street Station project will require temporary detour of service from downtown.

Senator Markey Introduces “BRAIN TRAIN” Act to Significantly Expand Intercity Passenger Rail

June 10, 2020 This legislation if passed by the US Congress would authorizes $5 billion annually, for a total of $25 billion over five years, to invest in “high-performance” intercity passenger rail service that will connect communities within a state, across states, and around the country.