Wyanet, Illinois could link passenger trains to the Quad Cities

By Brett Herrmann, News Tribune; April 16, 2019 With bags packed and ticket in hand, Gabriella Jauch waited for the…

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Amtrak To Increase Weekend Acela Express Frequencies

A press release from Amtrak; April 16, 2019: More Saturday service will be available beginning in May WASHINGTON – Weekend…

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Kansas Senator Jerry Moran urges Amtrak to continue support for routes connecting rural communities

A press release from U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, Hays Post; April 14, 2019: OFFICE OF SEN. MORAN WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry…

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Congressman: Amtrak to answer questions about Chicago Union Station delays at hearing Tuesday

By Marni Pyke, Chicago Daily Herald; April 12, 2019 Amtrak officials will face congressional scrutiny next week over a bungled…

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Additional Greenfield, Massachusetts trains coming in June

By Bob Audette, Brattleboro Reformer, April 3, 2019 BRATTLEBORO — Advocates for expanded rail travel to Brattleboro and eventually to…

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Amtrak suspends Hoosier State tickets

By Nick Fiala, Reporter, Rensselaer Republican; April 8, 2019 RENSSELAER — Amtrak announced Monday that all tickets sold for rides…

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Amtrak’s Missouri River Runner ridership numbers decline

By Jeff Haldiman, News Tribune; April 6, 2019 Although ridership numbers on Amtrak’s Missouri River were down for the second…

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Inspector General’s report says Amtrak wasted $23 million on unneeded office space

By Ashley Halsey III, The Washington Post; April 2, 2019 Amtrak wasted at least $23 million by acquiring unneeded office…

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Amtrak reaches ‘Hail Mary’ time to save Hoosier State train in Lafayette, Indiana

By Dave Bangert, Lafayette Journal & Courier; April 3, 2019 LAFAYETTE, Ind. – From a perch on the walkway that…

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Amtrak Names Roger Harris Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer

A press release from Amtrak; April 1, 2019: WASHINGTON – On Friday, March 29, 2019, the Amtrak Board of Directors…

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Amtrak strands 13-year-old in Battle Creek, Michigan

By Lynsey Mukomel, WOOD TV 8 NBC; April 1, 2019 BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — A 13-year-old planned to spend…

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I spent 23 hours on an Amtrak train from Orlando to New York — and it was a roller-coaster experience with extreme highs and lows

By Áine Cain, Business Insider; April 1, 2019 I’m no Amtrak novice. I’ve taken the train between Williamsburg, Virginia, where…

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Opinion: Do Amtrak and Airport Subsidies Make America Richer?

By Art Carden, Contributor, Forbes Magazine; March 30, 2019 Over the last two days, I’ve written a couple of articles…

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Amtrak state of good repair backlog tops $33.3 billion

By Paul Conley, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; April 1, 2019 There’s a lot of work to be done on Amtrak. The…

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Policy Opinion: Why Will It Be So Hard To Pull The Plug On Amtrak?

By Art Carden, Contributor, Forbes; March 29, 2019 My recent article arguing that we should cut federal subsidies to Amtrak…

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Rail fun in Virginia: Through the countryside and under the mountain on the passenger train

By Erika Howsare, c-ville.com; March 28, 2019 Three days a week, an Amtrak train called the Cardinal rolls through Charlottesville…

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How Amtrak engineer Blake Phillips-Rios gets around Southern California – What it’s like to drive a train for work

By Alissa Walker, Curbed; March 28, 2019 In recent years, the dream of efficient, affordable rail travel in the U.S.…

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Amtrak says Hiawatha ridership is up; Glenview, Illinois claims train cars are still under capacity

By Alexandra Kukulka, Reporter, Chicago Tribune; March 26, 2019 While Amtrak officials earlier this month touted increased 2018 ridership on…

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Andrew Selden’s Rail Odyssey: A great circle tour of the American West on Amtrak trains

By Andrew Selden; March 24, 2019 In late February my wife and I undertook a three-week, 5,800-mile, great circle loop…

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The particular sheen of America by Amtrak.

By Caity Weaver, The New York Times Magazine; March 20, 2019 Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross…

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Indiana: Amtrak shaves 15 minutes off Hoosier State, with survival, $6M state cut on the line

By Dave Bangert, Lafayette Journal & Courier; March 21, 2019 LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Could 15 minutes buy another two years…

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Indiana: Amtrak, CSX agree on Hoosier State schedule changes

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 22, 2019 Amtrak and CSX have reached a mutual understanding to improve the schedules of…

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Portal Bridge’s Reign of Misery Ending for New York City-Area Train Riders

By Elise Young, Bloomberg; March 15, 2019 Thousands of riders sometimes stranded by the mechanical fits of a 108-year-old New…

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Amtrak to pay for next step in possible return to Wichita, Kansas

By Pilar Pedraza, KAKE ABC; March 14, 2019 WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) – “I think that it would be really cool…

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Inspector General report: Amtrak failing to spot, stop impaired employees

By Mark Albert, Chief National Investigative Correspondent, WBAL TV 11 NBC; March 15, 2019 WASHINGTON, DC — Amtrak is failing…

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