U.S.: Critics Fear Amtrak Is Using Pandemic to Cut Service That Won’t Return

By Pranshu Verma, The New York Times; July 3, 2020 WASHINGTON — Amtrak has long wanted to cut back on…

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U.S., Washington, D.C.: New Union Station passenger platform will open in 2022

By Jeff Clabaugh, WTOP; June 26, 2020 Work is underway on a project to dust off an old Union Station…

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U.S., Florida: Amtrak to reduce New York-Florida trains starting July 6, with more cuts coming Oct. 1

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; June 29, 2020 Starting next week, Amtrak is cutting back service between New York and…

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U.S.: Could Maryland finally be ready to replace Baltimore’s oldest rail tunnel?

By Alex Holt, Maryland Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; June 24, 2020 Baltimore Penn Station and the trains which pass through…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: Philadelphia’s Historic 30th Street Station Brings In Airport Expertise For Retail Revamp

By Kevin Rozario, Contributor, Forbes; June 24, 2020 William H. Gray III 30th Street Station—an architectural landmark in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—is…

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U.S. – ‘Frustrated and fearful’: Maintenance union calls on Amtrak to test employees for COVID-19

By Patricia Madej, The Philadelphia Inquirer; June 23, 2020 The union representing thousands of railroad maintenance and construction workers wants…

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U.S.: Amtrak reducing service, offering buyout packages to employees

By Kanishka Singh, Reuters, Yahoo! News; June 16, 2020 (Reuters) – U.S. passenger railroad service Amtrak, which has been reeling…

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U.S.: Amtrak sees service cuts without an additional $1.48 billion for 2021

By Jessica Wehrman, Roll Call; May 27, 2020 Amtrak’s top executive said Acela and other Northeast Corridor routes could be…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: Work continues on Amtrak station, with date moved slightly later for targeted completion on West Main

By Dan Miller, Press & Journal; April 29, 2020 Work is continuing toward building the new Amtrak train station along…

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U.S., Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia: More MARC stops, connections to Virginia part of draft transit plan

By Holden Wilen, Reporter, Baltimore Business Journal; April 24, 2020 The Maryland Transit Administration released a draft of its 25-year…

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U.S.: With ridership down 95 percent and losses of $700 million, Amtrak looks to pandemic’s recovery phase

By Luz Lazo, The Washington Post; April 23, 2020 Amtrak is projecting losses of about $700 million this year, following…

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U.S.: New Amtrak CEO William Flynn on What a Post-Covid-19 Railroad Might Look Like

By Robert Klara, Adweek; April 24, 2020 Many companies allow a new CEO to take a few weeks to ease…

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U.S., New Jersey: NJ Transit natural gas plant in Kearny gets green light

By Peter D’Auria, The Jersey Journal, NJ.com; April 20, 2020 NJ Transit is moving forward with the construction of a…

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U.S.: Amtrak gets $1 Billion boost — and it’s not just for the Northeast Corridor

By Salena Zito, Washington Examiner; April 15, 2020 CONNELLSVILLE, Pennsylvania — It is 6:59 a.m., and Amtrak’s Capitol Limited is…

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U.S.: Honk if you love transit and train workers! Trains salute vital staff

By The Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle; April 15, 2020 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. train horns can deliver an…

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U.S.: Federal Railroad Administration makes $1 billion available to Amtrak in response to COVID-19

A press release from the Federal Railroad Administration; April 13, 2020: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is making more than…

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U.S. – Essential Amtrak Service Plan: Updates to Service

A press release from Amtrak; April 10, 2020: At this time, various states are undertaking specific safety precautions at stations…

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U.S., Commentary: Thoughts about Passenger Rail while sitting at home

Note: This commentary is provided by Russ Jackson, the venerable retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review. – corridorrail.com…

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U.S.: Applying the ‘Old-School Philosophy’ of ‘Free Outages’

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; April 7, 2020 Soon after the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S., a…

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U.S.: Amtrak extending points expiration, ‘actively evaluating’ elite status adjustments

By Andrew Kunesh, The Points Guy; April 6, 2020 In an email to its members, Amtrak Guest Rewards shared a…

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U.S., Connecticut: New Haven Union Station celebrates 100-year anniversary

A press release from the Connecticut Department of Transportation; April 6, 2020: The New Haven, Conn., Union Station celebrated its…

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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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