U.S.: Amtrak agrees to fix stations and pay $2.25 million to settle ADA discrimination claims

By Luz Lazo, The Washington Post; December 2, 2020 Amtrak has agreed to pay $2.25 million to settle civil claims…

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U.S.: Stephen Gardner Named Amtrak President as Part of New Leadership Structure

A press release from Amtrak; November 30, 2020: WASHINGTON – Today, Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn announced that Stephen Gardner has…

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U.S., Opinion: Defining Amtrak’s True Mission

By Tony Coscia, Chairman, Amtrak Board of Directors, Railway Age Magazine; November 23, 2020 It has been an honor to serve on…

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U.S., New York/New Jersey: Hudson River rail tunnels between New York City and New Jersey can remain in use while they’re repaired, say consultants

By Clayton Guse, New York Daily News; November 24, 2020 Amtrak can fix up the two Hudson River tunnels serving…

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U.S., New Jersey: London Bridge is Falling Down

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; November 23, 2020 Several “project stakeholders” in New Jersey’s passenger rail network—Governor…

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U.S.: President-Elect Joe Biden’s Dedication to Trains Could Transform Domestic Travel

By Tyler Moss, Conde Nast Traveler; November 25, 2020 As a Senator, now president-elect Joe Biden famously commuted 110 miles…

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U.S., Northeast: Amtrak Expecting Less Than 40,000 Travelers Over Thanksgiving Holiday Amid Pandemic, Restrictions

By Staff, CBS 3 Philly; November 25, 2020 PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some people are choosing to travel by train this…

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U.S., New York: Amtrak Continues to Enhance the Travel Experience at New York Penn Station with New Safety Features and Amenities

A press release from Amtrak; November 18, 2020: Installation of new Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation equipment coincide with platform improvements and…

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U.S.: Federal Railroad Administration finalizes on-time performance rule

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; November 17, 2020 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has published a final rule on performance…

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U.S., Opinion: Passenger rail investment offers non-stop service to a prosperous economy

By Bill Flynn and Tony Coscia, Opinion Contributors, The Hill; November 13, 2020 After the most contentious election in recent…

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U.S., District of Columbia: Washington Union Station badly needs updates. Here’s why fixing it is so complicated.

By George Kevin Jordan, Managing Editor, Greater Greater Washington; November 10, 2020 Union Station in DC is a key transportation…

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U.S.: Rail Industry ‘Ready to Work’ With President-Elect Biden

By Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor, Railway Age Magazine; November 9, 2020 With Joe Biden preparing to take the oath of office as…

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U.S.: Congressman Donald Payne will seek chairmanship of key transportation subcommittee

By David Wildstein, New Jersey Globe; November 5, 2020 A New Jersey congressman is seeking the chairmanship of a powerful…

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U.S. – Inspector general: More Amtrak safety workers need drug testing

By Jessica Wehrman, Roll Call; October 29, 2020 Amtrak conducts random drug tests on conductors and engineers but fails to…

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U.S.: Amtrak Warns of Layoffs and Project Delays Without Billions in Assistance

By Pranshu Verma, The New York Times; October 21, 2020 WASHINGTON — Amtrak’s chief executive warned federal lawmakers on Wednesday…

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U.S.: Will Ownership of Amtrak’s Keystone East Line Transfer to Pennsylvania?

By Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 19, 2020 U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-Pa.) has introduced legislation requiring a transfer…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: Congressman Lloyd Smucker Introduces the Keystone Line for the Commonwealth Act

A press release from Representative Lloyd Smucker of Pennsylvania; October 13, 2020: WASHINGTON, DC —Today, Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-11) is announcing…

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U.S.: Amtrak’s new Acela gets speed testing ahead of 2021 rollout: ‘It’s going to be a game changer’

By CBS News, CBS This Morning; October 9, 2020 Amtrak’s new Acela, which is America’s fastest train, is undergoing speed…

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U.S., Amtrak to Congress: We Need $10 Billion

By Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 8, 2020 Amtrak, updating its forecast for fiscal year 2021, anticipates needing up…

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U.S.: Amtrak warns an additional 2,400 jobs will be cut without more federal aid

By Luz Lazo, The Washington Post; October 8, 2020 Days after President Trump abruptly cut off talks on a broad…

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U.S.: Amtrak job offshoring provision questioned

By Douglas Clark, Transportation Today; September 10, 2020 Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Daniel Lipinski (D-IL), and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) are…

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U.S.: Amtrak CEO Pleads With Congress for Billions in Covid-19 Aid; $5 Billion Total to Keep Long Distance Trains Daily

By Keith Laing, Bloomberg Politics; September 9, 2020 Amtrak’s chief executive pleaded with House lawmakers Wednesday to approve $2.84 billion…

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U.S., Northeast: Amtrak Expands Carry-On Bike Program on Northeast Regional and Northeast State-Supported Trains

A press release from Amtrak; September 3, 2020: Customers can bring their bikes for their off-train adventures for only $20…

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U.S.: Amtrak Will Furlough Over 2,000 Workers Because of the Coronavirus

By Pranshu Verma, The New York Times; September 2, 2020 WASHINGTON — Amtrak, the passenger railroad agency, will furlough over…

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