U.S.: Amtrak to cancel Acela Express trains in Northeast as coronavirus reduces demand; reduces Pacific Surfliner schedules

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; March 22, 2020 Amtrak will cancel its flagship Acela Express trains in the Northeast on…

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U.S., Amtrak, Frank Wilner: A ‘Sully’ Moment For Amtrak’s Anderson

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; March 22, 2020 As America increasingly is sheltering in…

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U.S.: In need of $1 billion, Amtrak cuts management pay as it faces ‘unprecedented’ ridership loss

By Patricia Madej, The Philadelphia Inquirer; March 21, 2020 In need of about $1 billion in supplemental funding to battle…

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U.S., Long Distance Trains: Amtrak routes through Colorado see ridership dip, but no plans to eliminate service

By Michael Karlik, Colorado Politics; March 20, 2020 When Kevin Patterson was riding his bicycle in Glenwood Springs earlier this…

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U.S.: Federal Railroad Administration Issues Amtrak Performance Metrics Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; March 20, 2020 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued an NPRM (Notice of…

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U.S., California: Capitol Corridor reducing Sacramento-San Jose service as ridership drops

By Emily Hamann, Staff Writer, Sacramento Business Journal; March 19, 2020 Capitol Corridor is slashing service as ridership has dropped…

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U.S., Amtrak: Midwest Service Changes, Effective March 19 & 21

A press release from Amtrak; March 18, 2020: Modified schedules in Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan, to and from Chicago Amtrak…

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U.S., Missouri: Amtrak Depot Title Transferred to City of Sedalia

By Randy Kirby, KSIS 1050 AM; March 17, 2020 Sedalia Downtown Development, Inc., (SDDI) recently requested that the City of…

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U.S.: California passenger rail services continue during stay-at-home order

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 17, 2020 California passenger-rail agencies are continuing operations for essential travel after several California counties…

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U.S.: Amtrak, U.S. state rail agencies need $1 billion after coronavirus outbreak

By Reuters; March 16, 2020 WASHINGTON, March 16 (Reuters) – U.S. railroad Amtrak said the passenger rail service and its…

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U.S., Missouri: Draft budget would keep Amtrak Missouri River Runner round trips

By Brendan Crowley, News Tribune; March 16, 2020 A budget plan advanced by a House committee would keep Amtrak’s Missouri…

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U.S.: Amtrak Takes Active Measures to Maintain Safe Environment

A press release from Amtrak; March 16, 2020: Amtrak Coronavirus Updated: Monday, March 16 7:30 p.m. ET The safety of…

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U.S.: Amtrak Takes Active Measures to Maintain Safe Environment, Modifies Some Schedules

A press release from Amtrak; March 15, 2020: Amtrak Coronavirus Updated: Sunday, March 15 4:00 p.m. ET The safety of…

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U.S., New Mexico: Amtrak seeks to boot brewery from Lamy depot

By Teya Vitu, Santa Fe New Mexican; March 12, 2020 A tiny taproom in the tiny Lamy train depot triggered…

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U.S.: Amtrak’s mandatory arbitration policy would end under new legislation

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 6, 2020 Lawmakers in both chambers of Congress yesterday introduced the “Ending Passenger Rail Forced…

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U.S.: Bill would allow Amtrak to sue freight railroads for delaying trains

By Logan Gay, WPSD NBC 6; March 6, 2020 CARBONDALE, IL — How long are you willing to wait for a…

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U.S., Northeast: Amtrak to suspend nonstop Acela trains between Washington, New York amid coronavirus concerns

By Kaelan Deese, The Hill; March 7, 2020 Amtrak announced Friday it would temporarily suspend its Acela Nonstop trains between Washington and…

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U.S.: Amtrak responds to coronavirus risk with increased train cleaning, waivers to change fees

By Bill Keveney, USA TODAY; March 4, 2020 Amtrak is intensifying its cleaning protocol for trains and stations and waiving reservation…

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U.S., Massachusetts: MassDOT Will Revisit Its East-West Rail Ridership Projections

By Christian MilNeil, Streets Blog Massachusetts; March 2, 2020 MassDOT says that it will revisit cost and ridership projections for…

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U.S., New Hampshire: ‘Railroads Act’ could bring funding opportunities, increased ridership to Claremont

By Patrick Adrian, Reporter, Eagle Times; February 27, 2020 CLAREMONT — New legislation that seeks to expand financing for railroad…

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U.S., New York: U.S. Transportation Chief Backs Rehabilitation of Key New York City Rail Tunnel

By Reuters, The New York Times; February 27, 2020 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation supports the rehabilitation of…

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