U.S.: The Trusty Roomette Is Suddenly Giving Amtrak an Advantage Airlines Can Only Dream Of

By Robert Klara, Adweek; July 13, 2020 In 1946, the Association of American Railroads produced a report aimed at calming…

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U.S.: House Bill would tie Amtrak funding to preservation of long-distance routes, staff

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 10, 2020 The House Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD) earlier…

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U.S., Commentary: Amtrak cuts are shortsighted

By The Editorial Board, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; July 5, 2020 Amtrak is a vital public transportation service and an economic benefit…

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U.S., Commentary: Is Amtrak leveraging the pandemic to permanently cut train service?

By David C. Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; July 7, 2020 Amtrak is set to celebrate its 50th anniversary in…

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U.S., Commentary: How To Get Back On Track After COVID-19

By Tony Coscia, International Business Times; July 7, 2020 Like many enterprises throughout the economy, Amtrak is facing the challenge…

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U.S.: Critics Fear Amtrak Is Using Pandemic to Cut Service That Won’t Return

By Pranshu Verma, The New York Times; July 3, 2020 WASHINGTON — Amtrak has long wanted to cut back on…

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U.S., Washington, D.C.: New Union Station passenger platform will open in 2022

By Jeff Clabaugh, WTOP; June 26, 2020 Work is underway on a project to dust off an old Union Station…

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U.S., West Virginia: Manchin joins senators in calling for assurances that Amtrak service cuts will be temporary

From Staff Reports, Charleston Gazette-Mail; June 26, 2020 Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has joined three other U.S. senators in sending…

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U.S.: Amtrak reducing service, offering buyout packages to employees

By Kanishka Singh, Reuters, Yahoo! News; June 16, 2020 (Reuters) – U.S. passenger railroad service Amtrak, which has been reeling…

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U.S.: Amtrak sees service cuts without an additional $1.48 billion for 2021

By Jessica Wehrman, Roll Call; May 27, 2020 Amtrak’s top executive said Acela and other Northeast Corridor routes could be…

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U.S.: Amtrak gets $1 Billion boost — and it’s not just for the Northeast Corridor

By Salena Zito, Washington Examiner; April 15, 2020 CONNELLSVILLE, Pennsylvania — It is 6:59 a.m., and Amtrak’s Capitol Limited is…

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Europe, Germany: Record German long distance passenger numbers in 2019

By Keith Fender, International Railway Journal; April 14, 2020 A record 151 million passengers used long-distance rail services in Germany…

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U.S.: Federal Railroad Administration makes $1 billion available to Amtrak in response to COVID-19

A press release from the Federal Railroad Administration; April 13, 2020: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is making more than…

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U.S., Commentary: Thoughts about Passenger Rail while sitting at home

Note: This commentary is provided by Russ Jackson, the venerable retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review. – corridorrail.com…

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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., 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.: How to Master the Art of Amtrak Travel

By Corina Quinn, Travel + Leisure. msn.com; February 26, 2020 Riding the rails — it’s a beloved experience that many…

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U.S., Commentary: Nostalgia Not in Amtrak’s Future

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; February 5, 2020 WATCHING WASHINGTON, RAILWAY AGE FEBRUARY 2020 ISSUE: Spending…

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U.S. – Amtrak at (nearly) 50: The railroad faces its next chapter

By Julie Sneider, Progressive Railroading Magazine; December 10, 2019 As Amtrak heads toward the 50th anniversary next year of its…

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Europe: Why airlines want you to go by train

From CNN, FOX 22 KQFX and ABC 17 KMIZ; December 3, 2019 We might not all be Greta Thunberg, shunning…

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Amtrak chief defends decision to kill the traditional dining car on some long-distance trains

By Luz Lazo The Washington Post, Boston.com; November 14, 2019 WASHINGTON – Amtrak president and chief executive Richard Anderson on…

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Amtrak had another record ridership year as it works toward its first-ever profit

By Graham Rapier, Business Insider; November 8, 2019 Amtrak saw record ridership and revenue in 2019, the railroad said Friday,…

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Yes, there still is food on Amtrak trains, but …

Commentary By Russ Jackson; October 19, 2019 Editor’s Note: Russ Jackson is the distinguished retired editor of the Western Rail…

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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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