Amtrak: Host Railroads Responsible for On-Time Performance Issues

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 21, 2019 Amtrak Inspector General Kevin H. Winters recently issued a report about…

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Nearly one-third of all Amtrak trains are late — and it could be costing the railroad $42 million every year

By Graham Rapier, Business Insider; October 18, 2019 Chronic Amtrak delays are hampering the railroad’s efforts to break even by…

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Vermont: Middlebury, Vergennes prepare for passenger rail

By John Flowers, Addison County Independent; October 17, 2019 MIDDLEBURY — The chief of Vermont’s rail and aviation division said…

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It took me 96 hours to ride an Amtrak train from coast to coast. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

By Graham Rapier, Business Insider; October 16, 2019 Over 96 hours, I saw more of the US than I had…

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Illinois: Illini and Saluki Amtrak routes among worst-performing in U.S., report says

By MARY WISNIEWSKI Chicago Tribune, Journal Gazette and Times-Courier; October 17, 2019 CHICAGO — Amtrak’s Illini and Saluki trains have…

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At Amtrak, business-IT co-creation engineers CX success

By Clint Boulton, Senior Writer, CIO; October 14, 2019 Delivering a superior customer experience (CX) requires close partnerships between IT…

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Massachusetts: No more incrementalism, it’s time for Big Rail

By James Aloisi and Stanley Rosenberg, CommonWealth Magazine; October 12, 2019 EARLIER THIS YEAR, the Global Traffic Scorecard ranked Boston’s…

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What timetables tell you about traveling: Getting There

By Jim Cameron, The Middletown Press; October 13, 2019 I love reading timetables. Not the new ones on smartphone apps,…

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North by northwest: The Empire Builder holds its own

By Ted Leach, Concord Monitor; October 13, 2019 At 2:15 p.m., right on schedule, the Empire Builder passenger train began…

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‘Baltimore’s living room:’ Developers present concept for Penn Station redevelopment

By Melody Simmons, Reporter, Baltimore Business Journal; October 10, 2019 The size and scope of the long-awaited redevelopment of Penn…

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Amtrak Prepares for Increased Thanksgiving Travel

A press release from Amtrak; October 11, 2019: WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — In anticipation of the busiest travel…

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Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Introduces 13th Roundtrip

A press release from Amtrak; October 10, 2019: ORANGE, Calif., Oct. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® will soon offer…

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Hidden nightlife on display at Chico, California train station

By Lindy Hoppough, Correspondent, Enterprise-Record; October 9, 2019 “Oh, that hurts. Oh, that hurts.” The man’s voice was coming from…

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I tried Amtrak’s new ‘contemporary’ dining car — and it was immediately clear why so many people want to save the old one

By Graham Rapier, Business Insider; October 9, 2019 ABOARD AMTRAK’S LAKE SHORE LIMITED — The fact that airline veterans now…

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When Amtrak called, I answered and got a travel voucher after a botched Acela trip

By Allan Sloan, Columnist, The Washington Post; October 9, 2019 Have you ever had something so unexpected and so positive…

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Amtrak denies claim by Minnesota rail group of plan to replace some trains with buses

By Brad Williams, WIZM Newstalk; October 9, 2019 Amtrak is denying a claim from a railroad advocacy group that the…

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Dining Cars Have Been Around the Since the 1800s. Now They Face Extinction.

By Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics; October 8, 2019 Traveling long distances by rail may be an increasingly old-fashioned mode of…

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Days of the dining car marked special time in travel

By Jim Ridolphi, Contributing Columnist, Richmond Times-Dispatch; October 6, 2019 Is the Amtrak dining car headed for the same fate…

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Railroad’s rusting Potomac River span facing overhaul – and maybe more

By Dan Novack, Captial News Service, The Southern Maryland Chronicle; October 6, 2019 WASHINGTON – Of the eight bridges connecting…

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St. Paul Union Depot, transit hub and event center, is fully leased and saw 1 million visitors in 2018

By Shannon Prather, Minneapolis Star Tribune; October 5, 2019 Seven years after the Union Depot’s pricey renovation, Ramsey County leaders…

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Gateway drug: An application seeking billions from the feds for a Hudson tunnel project between New Jersey and New York is chock full of misrepresentations

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; October 7, 2019 Forty five days ago, on Aug. 23, the Port…

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Amtrak’s Interregional Growth Opportunities

By Andrew Selden, Railway Age Magazine; October 7, 2019 Years ago, the Minnesota Association of Railroad Passengers ran an experiment.…

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Montana: Missoula County lobbies for costly return of passenger rail service

By Dave Stalling, Missoula Current, KXLH 9; October 4, 2019 Missoula County commissioners on Thursday expressed their interest in restoring…

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Massachusetts: New survey shows people want east-west rail

By G. Michael Dobbs, The Reminder; October 2, 2019 BOSTON – A new survey on extending and improving passenger rail…

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Connecticut: U-Pass, a game-changer for some students

By Jim Cameron, The Connecticut Mirror; October 1, 2019 Imagine having an unlimited-rides pass on all public transit in Connecticut,…

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