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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U.S., Pennsylvania – Brian O’Neill: Is it time to tell Amtrak to get off the tracks in Pittsburgh?

By Brian O’Neill, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; December 19, 2019 Amtrak, I want a divorce. Bennett Levin told the state House Transportation…

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U.S. – Amtrak at (nearly) 50: The railroad faces its next chapter

By Julie Sneider, Progressive Railroading Magazine; December 10, 2019 As Amtrak heads toward the 50th anniversary next year of its…

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U.S.: Connecticut Senator Blumenthal leads effort to end Amtrak’s shield from lawsuits

By Ana Radelat, The Connecticut Mirror; December 3, 2019 Washington — Sen. Richard Blumenthal is leading a congressional pushback against…

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Maryland: Redevelopment of Baltimore’s Penn Station gets ‘critical’ piece of funding puzzle

By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun; November 26, 2019 The long-awaited redevelopment of Baltimore’s historic Penn Station got a “critical…

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Bloomberg Opinion: No, Amtrak Isn’t About to Turn a Profit

By Justin Fox, Bloomberg Opinion; November 21, 2019 Earlier this month, Amtrak announced a smallest-ever “adjusted operating loss” of $29.8 million in the…

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Amtrak unveils new high-speed Acela train car prototype

By Liz Hund, The Points Guy; November 14, 2019 New state-of-the-art high-speed Acela train cars are one-step closer to hitting…

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Lawmakers aim to thwart Amtrak forced-arbitration policy

By Jessica Wehrman, Roll Call; November 13, 2019 Lawmakers are in the initial stages of determining whether they can prevent…

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Amtrak Wants To Compete With Planes And Roads

By Aaron Short, Streetsblog USA; November 11, 2019 Amtrak could become profitable as soon as next year as it beefs…

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Amtrak had another record ridership year as it works toward its first-ever profit

By Graham Rapier, Business Insider; November 8, 2019 Amtrak saw record ridership and revenue in 2019, the railroad said Friday,…

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Transportation Security Administration Administrator: No need for airport-like security for rail travel

From Stock Daily Dish; November 9, 2019 Airport-like security screenings are not necessary for Amtrak or other rail travel, the…

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Amtrak Northeast Corridor HHP-8 Locomotives “Cannibalization” Generates Lawsuit

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; November 11, 2019 Philip Morris Capital Corp. and HNB Investment Corp. have…

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Amtrak plans to expand new nonstop Acela service from New York

By Edward Russell, The Points Guy; November 9, 2019 Amtrak has plans to expand the nonstop Acela service it launched…

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Congress to examine controversial Amtrak policy

By Frank Gerace, WDEL; November 10, 2019 Congress has scheduled a hearing on a policy change implemented by Amtrak that…

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Amtrak’s new ticket rules won’t let passengers sue in a crash

By Sam Mintz, Politico; November 8, 2019 Passengers and their survivors won a $265 million court settlement with Amtrak after…

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Washington Union Station badly needs updates. Here’s why fixing it is so complicated.

By George Kevin Jordan, Editor and Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; November 7, 2019 Union Station in DC is a key…

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Amtrak aspires to a 2-hour Washington, D.C.-New York trip, but it’s going to take a lot more than faster trains

By Luz Lazo, The Washington Post; November 3, 2019 Amtrak’s new nonstop Acela service between Washington and New York was…

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Delaware Senator Tom Carper introduces bill to ban smoking on Amtrak

By Delaware News Desk, Dover Post; November 1, 2019 In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Sen. Tom Carper, D-Delaware,…

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Back on Track: How U.S. Cities Are Reinventing Their Train Depots

By Matt Grossman, Commercial Observer; October 22, 2019 Get them talking, and you’ll quickly learn that train buffs and history…

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Nearly one-third of all Amtrak trains are late — and it could be costing the railroad $42 million every year

By Graham Rapier, Business Insider; October 18, 2019 Chronic Amtrak delays are hampering the railroad’s efforts to break even by…

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Amtrak Pittsburgh-to-New York train to add baggage car for bikes

By Joe Napsha, TribLive.com; Octobrer 14, 2019 Bicyclists can place their bike on a baggage car at select stations when…

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