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MARTA Returns to Six-Car Trains on Red, Gold Lines

May 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

MARTA is adding more rail cars to its Red and Gold line trains as part of ongoing transit system improvements that have recently included more frequent service and shorter customer wait times, the agency announced.

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Takes a Trip Back in Time Through N. Ga. Mountains

March 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway has been ferrying tourists and railfans between Blue Ridge, Ga., and the Georgia-Tennessee state line since 1998. The heritage railroad train departs from the historic 1906 Louisville & Nashville Railroad depot in downtown Blue Ridge and treks northward for an hour, providing riders with a beautiful view of the scenic North Georgia landscape.

Amtrak wants 16 percent more in federal funding for FY2015

March 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

Amtrak wants federal taxpayers to pony up 16 percent more in funding for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2015, according to a new request from the railroad. For the fiscal year, which starts Oct. 1, the railroad is asking for $1.62 billion in federal support. Amtrak received approximately $1.4 billion from in federal funds for the current fiscal year.
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