Capitol Corridor increases train speeds in California

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 18, 2019 A new Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) timetable took effect yesterday, reducing…

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Wisconsin: La Crosse County Board supports expansion of Amtrak services

By Brittany Lake, Daybreak Anchor, WXOW ABC 19; June 17, 2019 LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – A potential solution to the…

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Amtrak Bullying Now Targets SEPTA

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; June 18, 2019 WATCHING WASHINGTON, JUNE 2019 – Here…

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House Appropriations orders Amtrak to go on new track

By Tim Leeds, Havre Daily News; June 14, 2019 A report from the U.S. House Appropriations Committee very directly tells…

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The Hoosier State train is going away on July 1. Here’s what it means for Indianapolis.

By Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star; June 13, 2019 After nearly 30 years of service, the Hoosier State train will make…

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Amtrak’s Empire Builder route turns 90

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 12, 2019 Amtrak yesterday marked the 90th anniversary of the Empire Builder route, which travels…

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Leader of Amtrak Downeaster: No Quick Fix for Crowded Trains in Northern New England

By Ryan Kath, NBC Boston 10; June 12, 2019 The leader of the agency that operates the Amtrak Downeaster service…

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Heartland Flyer celebrates 20 years on track in Oklahoma, Texas

By Kaylee Douglas, Oklahoma News 4 KFOR; June 11, 2019 OKLAHOMA CITY – The Amtrak Heartland Flyer is celebrating its…

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Amtrak completes the redesign of Acela fleet interiors

From Railway Technology; June 11, 2019 US-based passenger railroad service Amtrak has completed the refurbishment of the interiors for its…

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Governor Kay Ivey says more info needed before Alabama commits money to Amtrak

By The Associated Press, Tuscaloosa News; June 9, 2019 MOBILE — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said she needs more information…

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Wisconsin: Joint Finance Approves Funding To Expand Rail Service Between Milwaukee, Chicago

By Corrinne Hess, Wisconsin Public Radio; June 10, 2019 The Legislature’s budget committee included $35 million in their transportation budget to expand…

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Editorial: Would resuming passenger rail service in Washington State make sense?

By The Editorial Board, The Yakima Herald-Republic; June 6, 2019 Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be, the old joke…

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Amtrak As A Summer Travel Alternative

By Michael Goldstein Contributor, Forbes: June 5, 2019 Another spring weekend has come and gone, and summer vacation is just around…

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Amtrak Announces Organizational Changes

A press release from Amtrak; June 6, 2019: Tracie Winbigler appointed CFO and Stephen Gardner named Chief Operating and Commercial…

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Amtrak’s Latest Deal Makes Long-Haul Train Travel Bearable

By Meredith Carey, Conde Nast Traveler; June 4, 2019 When we write Amtrak deals, we usually shy away from the…

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Amtrak upgrades underway between Baltimore and Washington D.C.

By McKenna Oxenden, The Baltimore Sun; June 3, 2019 Train tracks between Baltimore and Washington D.C. are undergoing upgrades to…

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Senator Blumenthal of Connecticut demands Amtrak to reinstate veteran discount

By Hector Ramirez, WTNH News 8; May 31, 2019 NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – U.S. Senator Blumenthal is calling for…

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Supreme Court to Association of American Railroads: No writ of certiorari

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; June 3, 2019 In the latest twist of an ongoing saga now…

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Amtrak announces Customer Now program

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; May 28, 2019 Amtrak recently unveiled plans for a $72.5 million program, Customer Now,…

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After National Police Week, clearer heads must prevail in legislation slashing Amtrak security

By William Gonzalez, Opinion Contributor, The Hill; May 24, 2019 Tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the…

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West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin says deal reached to resume New River Train, details pending

By Staff Reports, Charleston Gazette-Mail; May 23, 2019 In a tweet, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said a deal has been…

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Amtrak Answers Senators But Leaves The Future Of Kansas Passenger Rail In Question

By Corinne Boyer, KCUR 89.3; May 23, 2019 Passenger trains will keep rolling through rural communities in Kansas, for now.…

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Washington State Department Of Transportation to replace its Talgo railcars like those in the 2017 Amtrak crash near DuPont ‘as soon as possible’

By Mike Lindblom, Staff Reporter; The Seattle Times; May 22, 2019 More than 50 Talgo railcars that have served the…

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National Transportation Safety Board ‘amazed at the amount of failure’ by agencies in fatal 2017 Amtrak derailment south of Tacoma, Washington

By Mike Lindblom, Staff Reporter, Seattle Times; May 21, 2019 Washington state’s lightweight Talgo trains that carried 800,000 Amtrak Cascades…

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Illinois to discuss new ways to expand Amtrak Hiawatha service after IDOT letter reinforces suburban concerns

By Daniel I. Dorfman, Chicago Tribune; May 20, 2019 Leaders in Lake Forest and Glenview are praising a recent announcement…

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