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America Gears Up for a Passenger Rail Renaissance

New projects are under way in Montana, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Nevada, Illinois, and Washington, and 22 intracity ‘fixed guideway lines’ are planned for construction.

An Amtrak train at a platform beneath Penn Station in New York on May 13, 2013.

An Amtrak train at a platform beneath Penn Station in New York on May 13, 2013. AP/Kathy Willens

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Mr. Payne is a political reporter at The New York Sun. He covers a broad range of topics focusing on New York State and New York City.

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