Amtrak Bullying Now Targets SEPTA

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; June 18, 2019 WATCHING WASHINGTON, JUNE 2019 – Here…

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New York Penn Station’s upgrade continues with entrance transformation

By Joan Gralla, Newsday; June 16, 2019 The transformation of Penn Station advances Monday when, officials said, work starts on…

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New Jersey Transit train delays hit a record after Governor Murphy’s pledge to fix them

By Bloomberg News, Crain’s New York Business; June 13, 2019 New Jersey Transit commuter trains have hit their worst on-time…

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New Jersey: It won’t be a summer of hell, commuters. It’ll just be annoying. And it starts Monday.

By Larry Higgs, NJ.com; June 15, 2019 We won’t call it the “Summer of Hell.” That was supposed to happen…

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Hudson Tunnel States Take Steps for Federal Construction Grants

By Elise Young, Bloomberg; June 11, 2019 New York and New Jersey are taking steps to overcome a barrier to…

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Inside Amtrak’s next-generation Acela train: ‘Wi-Fi, craft beers and reliable schedules’

By Kris Van Cleave, CBS This Morning, CBS News; June 11, 2019 Amtrak plans to replace its popular Acela trains…

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Amtrak completes the redesign of Acela fleet interiors

From Railway Technology; June 11, 2019 US-based passenger railroad service Amtrak has completed the refurbishment of the interiors for its…

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CRISI grant to explore Amtrak stop at T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; June 11, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded a $2.8 million Consolidated Rail…

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Beyond the average race story – Planes, Trains and a Bus: We Raced From New York City to Washington, D.C. to Find Which Was Fastest

By Zach Griff, The Points Guy; May 14, 2019 Everyone has their preferred method of transit for the ~220 mile…

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Amtrak and New Jersey TRANSIT Continue Partnership with $31 Million Northeast Corridor Infrastructure Investment

A press release from Amtrak; May 14, 2019: NEW YORK – Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT today announced a joint $31…

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Amtrak state of good repair backlog tops $33.3 billion

By Paul Conley, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; April 1, 2019 There’s a lot of work to be done on Amtrak. The…

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Amtrak announces schedule for second weekday train to leave Norfolk, Virginia

By Kimberly Pierceall, Staff Writer, The Virginian-Pilot; February 11, 2019 Following up on its earlier announcement that it would add…

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Is high-speed rail in the US ever going to happen?

By Geoffrey Morrison, C/Net; February 10, 2019 Japan has the Shinkansen. France has the TGV. Spain has AVE. China has…

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Amtrak’s New York-to-Washington, D.C. Fixes Leave Biggest Worries Unresolved

By Elise Young, Bloomberg; January 28, 2019 Along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, roughly $3.4 billion in improvements are underway to bring…

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Amtrak works to modernize, speed up trains in busiest U.S. rail corridor

By David Shepardson, Reuters; January 11, 2019 ABOARD AMTRAK TRAIN 182 (Reuters) – Amtrak is gearing up to introduce new…

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Trial date set for engineer in 2015 Amtrak Northeast Corridor derailment

The Amtrak engineer charged with the deaths of eight people in a 2015 derailment in Philadelphia is scheduled to face…

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Frank Wilner Opinion – NEC Infrastructure: Unification by Separation

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; August 24, 2018 Watching Washington, August 2018: Human life is measured…

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Amtrak ‘Ready To Build’ Campaign Highlights Critical Need for Infrastructure Investment

A press release from Amtrak: WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Amtrak unveiled the “Ready To Build” campaign today, which includes…

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