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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Opinion: TWU’s “crappy boxed lunch,” a PTC paper tiger—and silence

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; September 6, 2018 I don’t need to write much about how the…

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Opinion: Amtrak needs to lead by example

By Chip Kraft, Railway Age Magazine; September 5, 2018 To the degree that the new Amtrak management team is sincerely…

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Open letter to Richard Anderson

By John Heffner, Senior Counsel, Clark Hill Strasburger, Railway Age Magazine; August 27, 2018 Dear Mr. Anderson: I am writing you both…

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ATK, CEO, OTP, PTC, F&B, BLT, UP, etc. Challenges, challenges.

Note: Russ Jackson is the distinguished retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review, and a huge fan of BLT…

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Interested in dining on Amtrak? Better get it while it’s hot

By Ben Wear, Staff, American-Statesman; July 6, 2018 The idea of taking a cross-country Amtrak trip, booking the sleeper compartment…

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Why Your Next Vacation Should Be by Train

By Mary Melton, Washingtonian; June 20, 2018 For the last couple of decades, I’ve spent much of my vacation time…

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Former Amtrak President and CEO asks about his former company – Amtrak: Where is the public input? Where is the transparency?

By Joseph A. Boardman, Railway Age Magazine; May 10, 2018 Having spent much of my productive life at the state…

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Fly Amtrak! Uh, Mr. CEO, how’s the Weather and where’s the Food?

Note: This is commentary by Russ Jackson, the distinguished retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review. Mr. Jackson has…

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Reality Check: When is a train on time?

From BBC News Asia; November 22, 2017 A Japanese railway company made headlines after it apologised for sending a train…

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Amtrak Sets Ridership, Revenue and Earnings Records Solid results delivered in 2017

A press release from Amtrak: WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Amtrak posted record ridership, revenue and earnings for its Fiscal…

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