U.S.: Amtrak to cancel Acela Express trains in Northeast as coronavirus reduces demand; reduces Pacific Surfliner schedules

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; March 22, 2020 Amtrak will cancel its flagship Acela Express trains in the Northeast on…

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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.: In need of $1 billion, Amtrak cuts management pay as it faces ‘unprecedented’ ridership loss

By Patricia Madej, The Philadelphia Inquirer; March 21, 2020 In need of about $1 billion in supplemental funding to battle…

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U.S.: Amtrak, U.S. state rail agencies need $1 billion after coronavirus outbreak

By Reuters; March 16, 2020 WASHINGTON, March 16 (Reuters) – U.S. railroad Amtrak said the passenger rail service and its…

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U.S.: Amtrak Takes Active Measures to Maintain Safe Environment

A press release from Amtrak; March 16, 2020: Amtrak Coronavirus Updated: Monday, March 16 7:30 p.m. ET The safety of…

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U.S.: Amtrak Takes Active Measures to Maintain Safe Environment, Modifies Some Schedules

A press release from Amtrak; March 15, 2020: Amtrak Coronavirus Updated: Sunday, March 15 4:00 p.m. ET The safety of…

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U.S.: Amtrak’s mandatory arbitration policy would end under new legislation

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 6, 2020 Lawmakers in both chambers of Congress yesterday introduced the “Ending Passenger Rail Forced…

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U.S., Northeast: Amtrak to suspend nonstop Acela trains between Washington, New York amid coronavirus concerns

By Kaelan Deese, The Hill; March 7, 2020 Amtrak announced Friday it would temporarily suspend its Acela Nonstop trains between Washington and…

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U.S., New York: U.S. Transportation Chief Backs Rehabilitation of Key New York City Rail Tunnel

By Reuters, The New York Times; February 27, 2020 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation supports the rehabilitation of…

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U.S.: Amtrak is making ‘saver’ tickets nonrefundable, embracing airlines-like fare policy

By Luz Lazo, The Washington Post; February 23, 2020 Beginning March 1, Amtrak’s popular “saver” tickets will be nonchangeable and…

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International, Spending: Travel by train without letting your budget go off the rails

By Miriam Cross, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Tribune Content Agency, Hartford Courant; February 21, 2020 Many people take vacations to relax,…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: Two Tickets to Pittsburgh

By Bennett Levin, P.E., Railway Age Magazine; February 10, 2020 How can the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania be freed from Amtrak’s abusive…

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U.S.: Trump proposes cutting Amtrak funding, boosting infrastructure spending

By David Shepardson, Reuters; February 10, 2020 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House budget released on Monday proposed cutting funding…

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U.S.: See Every Corner of the U.S. With This Cross-country Train Journey That Only Costs $1,000

By Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure; February 07, 2020 In 2019, more people than ever before took to the railways…

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U.S., Maryland: Baltimore Penn Station redevelopment gets opportunity zone funding from local investor

By Melody Simmons, Reporter, Baltimore Business Journal; February 5, 2020 Transformative plans to upgrade Penn Station into a modern transit…

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U.S.: Virginia becoming a model for intercity train service, observers say

By Luz Lazo The Washington Post, The Roanoke Times; February 1, 2020 Amtrak trains in Virginia carried nearly a million…

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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., New York – How to fix Penn Station: Fast-track rail and platform upgrades before expanding

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; January 7, 2020 Gov. Cuomo is right that the hellhole that is…

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U.S., Politico Morning Transportation: Amtrak faces lawsuit over arbitration

By SAM MINTZ, With help from Stephanie Beasley, Tanya Snyder and Kelsey Tamborrino, Politico Morning Transportation; January 8, 2020 AMTRAK…

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U.S.: Amtrak Dining Options for the Hangry Train Traveler

By Emily Murawski, Chowhound; December 22, 2019 With Amtrak setting records for ridership and revenue this year, it’s a fair…

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