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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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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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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A ‘Two Amtrak’ Concept

By Dick Spottswood, Railway Age Magazine; October 10, 2019 The dilemma: It’s now clear that Amtrak, the National Railroad Passenger…

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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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Opinion: Making it worse to make it better

By Tim Rowland, Herald-Mail; September 23, 2019 I am not a train nut. I want to make that really clear.…

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Experiential Travel and Amtrak

By Andrew Selden, Railway Age Magazine; September 18, 2019 Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson proposes to eliminate most of Amtrak’s interregional…

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Amtrak rolling out new food options in effort to counter ‘dumbed-down’ image

By Dan Freedman, The Albany Times-Union; September 14, 2019 WASHINGTON — Rail enthusiasts of a certain age may remember the…

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Amtrak reveals details about nonstop New York-Washington, D.C. service, new sleeping train amenities

By David Oliver, USA TODAY; September 13, 2019 WASHINGTON — A series of changes are on track to debut soon…

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VIA Rail Canada: Highest ridership results in ten years for labour day long weekend

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; September 6, 2019: HIGHLIGHTSThursday, August 29 to Tuesday, September 3, 2019 VIA Rail…

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Fall foliage: Take a train

By Ed Perkins, Chicago Tribune; September 3, 2019 Fall foliage is traditionally a windshield tourism activity, but lots of folks…

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Opinion: Has Amtrak placed itself in jeopardy?

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; September 2, 2019 AMTRAK was set up in 1971 as a quasi-public corporation to…

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Washington, in the Senate: The wait continues for Amtrak nominees

By SAM MINTZ, With Help From Tanya Snyder, Politico Morning Transportation; August 8, 2019 — Four nominees for the Amtrak…

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Is Train Travel Your Next Adventure?

By Celina Colby, Exhale Lifestyle; August 7, 2019 Train travel may seem like an old-school, fanciful idea. Something your grandmother…

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Andrew Selden: Deciphering the Amtrak Puzzle

By Andrew Selden, Railway Age Magazine; August 5, 2019 CEO Richard Anderson’s announced strategy to reposition Amtrak’s train operations is…

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Europe’s flight-shame movement has travelers taking trains to save the planet

By Michael Birnbaum, The Washington Post; August 2, 2019 STOCKHOLM — If he had hopped on a plane, Johan Hilm…

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So you want to see the country by train? Here are some tips.

By Dave Murphy, Contributor, Greater Greater Washington; August 2, 2019 If you can spare the time, a long distance trip…

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Amtrak is betting its New York-to-Washington success can work across the country

By Matthew Flamm, Crain’s New York Business; August 1, 2019 When Anthony Coscia joined the board of Amtrak in 2010,…

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Amtrak Facing Rural Backlash Over Proposal to Cut Long-Distance Routes

A Video Report By Jason Bellini, The Wall Street Journal; July 16, 2019 Amtrak’s proposals for altering or eliminating some…

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Amtrak Has Lost Money for Decades. A Former Airline CEO Thinks He Can Fix It.

By Ted Mann, The Wall Street Journal; July 6, 2019 The signs are aimed at the thousands of train passengers…

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Editorial Opinion: New Video Defends Amtrak’s Long-Distance Trains

By Alfred Runte, National Parks Traveler; July 2, 2019 Give Amtrak credit for remaining consistent; it has never wanted its…

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Senator Udall of New Mexico urges Amtrak plan to preserve, modernize long-distance passenger rail

By Chris Galford, Transportation Today; July 1, 2019 During an oversight hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee last week, U.S.…

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House Appropriations orders Amtrak to go on new track

By Tim Leeds, Havre Daily News; June 14, 2019 A report from the U.S. House Appropriations Committee very directly tells…

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Amtrak As A Summer Travel Alternative

By Michael Goldstein Contributor, Forbes: June 5, 2019 Another spring weekend has come and gone, and summer vacation is just around…

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