U.S., Pennsylvania: Editorial | Amtrak ridership boost spotlights need for more passenger rail service

An Editorial From The Tribune-Democrat; September 26, 2020 The news that Johnstown is among the most popular stops along Amtrak’s…

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U.S.: Amtrak service cuts expected to cost Virginians $142 million each year

By Digital Desk, WFXRtv.com; September 25, 2020 WASHINGTON (WFXR) — Amtrak plans to reduce service on its long-distance routes —…

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U.S., Illinois: Train service from Rockford to Chicago takes next step

By ABC 17 WTVO News; September 24, 2020 ROCKFORD, Ill (WTVO) — The quest to bring passenger rail service between…

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U.S.: BUILD grant will help decompress most congested rail junction in California

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; September 16, 2020 The U.S. DOT has awarded a $20 million Better Utilizing Investments…

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U.S.: Amtrak job offshoring provision questioned

By Douglas Clark, Transportation Today; September 10, 2020 Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Daniel Lipinski (D-IL), and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) are…

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U.S.: Amtrak CEO Pleads With Congress for Billions in Covid-19 Aid; $5 Billion Total to Keep Long Distance Trains Daily

By Keith Laing, Bloomberg Politics; September 9, 2020 Amtrak’s chief executive pleaded with House lawmakers Wednesday to approve $2.84 billion…

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U.S.: Amtrak service cuts interrupt North-South connection for Black Americans

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; September 9, 2020 For nearly 50 years, most of Amtrak’s long-distance trains have operated daily.…

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U.S., Northeast: Amtrak Expands Carry-On Bike Program on Northeast Regional and Northeast State-Supported Trains

A press release from Amtrak; September 3, 2020: Customers can bring their bikes for their off-train adventures for only $20…

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U.S., Virginia/District of Columbia: Long Bridge Project Reaches Critical Milestone

A press release from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; September 3, 2020: ~ Completion of Environmental Planning…

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U.S.: Amtrak Will Furlough Over 2,000 Workers Because of the Coronavirus

By Pranshu Verma, The New York Times; September 2, 2020 WASHINGTON — Amtrak, the passenger railroad agency, will furlough over…

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U.S.: Amtrak ‘indefinitely suspends’ Package Express service beginning October 1st

From Amtrak’s website; September 2, 2020: Effective October 1, 2020, Express shipping service on Amtrak’s regularly scheduled passenger trains will be suspended…

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U.S.: ‘Not Unlike the Postal Service’: Advocates Want Amtrak to Prioritize Service Over Profit

By Pranshu Verma, The New York Times; September 1, 2020 WASHINGTON — For Amtrak, the coronavirus pandemic has not only…

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U.S.: For Illinois Department Of Transportation, New Siemens Ventures

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; August 31, 2020 The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has begun taking…

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U.S. – Pan Am Railways sale: What’s in it for New Hampshire tracks?

By Michael Kitch, New Hampshire Business Review; August 28, 2020 The prospective sale of Pan Am Railways, the largest regional…

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U.S.: With Amtrak’s Proposed Cuts, What Will Happen to Rural Rail?

By Jefferson Sinclair, The Daily Yonder; August 27, 2020 A few years ago, I found myself in the dining car…

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U.S.: Why I Took an Overnight Amtrak Trip on the Empire Builder Instead of Flying or Driving

By Ali Wunderman, Conde Nast Traveler; August 25, 2020 It was hard for me to stay awake as Amtrak’s Empire…

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U.S.: Six Stunning National Parks You Can Reach By Amtrak — In Private Rooms

By Lea Lane, Contributor, Forbes; August 20, 2020 As we continue to face international travel restrictions, American travelers are eager…

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U.S., New York: Amtrak portion of Moynihan Train Hall renovation could see delays, cost spikes, report says

By Colleen Wilson, NorthJersey.com; August 19, 2020 Inexperienced management, rising costs, and concerns about on-time completion are among the highlighted…

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U.S., California: Pandemic hammers Capitol Corridor’s ridership levels

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 19, 2020 The Capitol Corridor passenger-rail service in California last month continued to log ridership…

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U.S.: Amtrak now giving passengers real-time updates on capacity due to COVID-19

By Jonathan Greig in Innovation, Tech Republic; August 12, 2020 Concerns about subway and train travel have persisted as states…

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U.S.: Solving bridge bottleneck seen as key step for Virginia’s rail renaissance

By Elizabeth McGowan, Energy News Network; August 12, 2020 Pedestrians, riders on horseback and stagecoaches flocked to the Long Bridge…

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U.S.: George Washington University to Advise Amtrak on Pandemic Response

A press release from Amtrak; August 11, 2020: WASHINGTON – Amtrak has engaged the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health…

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U.S.: North Carolina DOT to resume Piedmont passenger-rail service

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 6, 2020 The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) on Aug. 10 will resume the…

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