Sugarcane train shutting downIn the 50th state, there will be two tourist railroads instead of three come next Friday.
Take: For a state that has very little trackage, this is a blow for anyone who wants to ride the rails on existing infrastructure.
Indy yanks Hoosier State fundingMay pull out has now turned to has pulled out.
Take: I have no idea if this was Indianapolis objecting to the Hoosier State potentially becoming an Amtrak train in name only, the capital city not wanting to pay the large share of route's funding, or something else, but this definitely serves as a potential red flag for anyone who advocates municipal funding in the Section 209 Era of state-funded train service.
Caltrain will be electrified in five yearsAmid all the bad news, a bit of good.
Take: This will be a boon for the region as a whole.