Chicago Metra, politicians unload on Amtrak over system failure February 28

By Mitch Dudek, Chicago Sun-Times; April 16, 2019 Metra’s CEO asserted Tuesday that if Metra controlled Union Station instead of…

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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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Texas: Amtrak’s San Antonio station – Where Chicago Meets Los Angeles

By Valérie Eiseler, Rivard Report; April 14, 2019 When Amtrak’s Texas Eagle leaves its station in historic St. Paul’s Square,…

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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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Opinion: Amtrak isn’t working. Could private rail do better?

By Nick Zaiac, Washington Examiner; April 11, 2019 The story of rate regulation, decline, nationalization and privatization of passenger rail…

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Glenview, Illinois trustees approve additional funding for Amtrak Hiawatha line opposition, pushing total to $541,000

By Alexandra Kukulka, Reporter, Chicago Tribune; April 9, 2019 Glenview has allocated another $36,000 from the 2019 budget toward finding…

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National Transportation Safety Board: CSX workers were walking on Amtrak tracks when they were struck and killed in 2017

By Ashley Halsey III, The Washington Post; April 9, 2019 Two CSX railroad workers who were struck and killed by…

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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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From Travel + Leisure: The Best Train Trips to Take Across America

By Claire Trageser, Travel + Leisure; April 7, 2019 There’s a romance to train travel — the leisurely pace of…

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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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Texas: Dallas Union Station Becomes Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station

From WBAP News Talk 820 AM; April 6, 2019 DALLAS – WBAP/KLIF – Union Station in Dallas Saturday is renamed…

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California: Amtrak added a train to Sacramento for commuters in Modesto area. What went wrong?

By John Holland, The Modesto Bee; April 5, 2019 Low ridership is forcing Amtrak to suspend a train that gets…

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Message from unions visiting Capitol Hill: Hostile Amtrak

Lawmakers unswayed by Ethiopian crash report By SAM MINTZ, With help from Stephanie Beasley and Alex Guillén, Politco Morning Report;…

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Congressman Lipinski, Amtrak battle over Chicago Union Station woes

By Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business; April 4, 2019 Amtrak finally has issued a detailed explanation of just what went…

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New York and New Jersey: Amtrak Says Gateway Project Will Be Built and Everyone Must Pay

By Mark Niquette and Ryan Beene, Bloomberg; April 4, 2019 Amtrak executives say a new rail tunnel linking New York…

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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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Gateway Tunnel Project: Repairs to New York City rail tunnel considered amid funding doubts

By David Porter, The Associated Press, The Washington Post; April 2, 2019 NEW YORK — With key federal funding nowhere…

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Trans-border: Could passenger train service between Detroit and Toronto reopen?

By Aaron Mondry, Curbed Detroit; April 1, 2019 There hasn’t been passenger rail connecting Detroit and Toronto since the late…

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Denver did it right with its Union Station

By Newell Nussbaumer, Buffalo Rising; April 2, 2019 Over the last couple of days, a number of readers have been…

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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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Rhinebeck, New York seeks to resolve Amtrak tax dispute so station improvements can be made

By William J. Kemble, Daily Freeman; March 29, 2019 RHINEBECK, N.Y. — The town is looking to waive about $63,000…

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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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