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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Amtrak’s Latest Deal Makes Long-Haul Train Travel Bearable

By Meredith Carey, Conde Nast Traveler; June 4, 2019 When we write Amtrak deals, we usually shy away from the…

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At 80, Los Angeles Union Station tries to reinvent itself for a rail future

By Colleen Shalby, Los Angeles Times; May 21, 2019 For two decades, Traxx was a top draw at Union Station…

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U.S. Senates to Amtrak: Explain What You’re Doing To Rail Passenger Service In Kansas

By Corinne Boyer, High Plains Public Radio; May 2, 2019 Long-running frustration about Amtrak’s willingness to keep a rail passenger…

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Los Angeles Union Station 80th Anniversary Celebration

From Discover Los Angeles; April 29, 2019 L.A.’s iconic Union Station turns 80 this May. The largest train terminal in…

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Andrew Selden Opinion: Repeat actions don’t produce different outcomes

By Andrew Selden, Railway Age Magazine; April 20, 2019 Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson and his chief deputy, Stephen Gardner, have…

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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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At Amtrak, it’s no longer 1950

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; March 9, 2019 WATCHING WASHINGTON, MARCH 2019 – Amtrak…

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Opinion: Amtrak’s airline CEO wants to kill America’s most storied trains

By Jon Talton, Columnist, The Seattle Times; February 26, 2019 Passengers stuck on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight for more than a…

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Amtrak issues RFQ to upgrade Claytor Concourse in Washington Union Station

From Railway Technology; January 7, 2019 US-based passenger railroad service Amtrak has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to select…

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Andrew Selden responds to Amtrak’s Stephen Gardner opinion article in Railway Age Magazine

By Andrew Selden, United Rail Passenger Alliance, Railway Age Magazine; January 4, 2019 Amtrak Senior Executive Vice President Stephen Gardner’s…

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Amtrak to Improve National Network with New Locomotives

A press release from Amtrak; December 21, 2018: Siemens Mobility awarded $850 million contract for 75 new Tier 4 locomotives…

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Amtrak: A failure of public enterprise?

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; November 14, 2018 From the November 2018 issue of Railway Age:…

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Unintended consequences

By Andrew Selden, Railway Age Magazine; September 19, 2018 Underlying the ancient aphorism “be careful what you wish for ……

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