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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U.S.: Amtrak ‘indefinitely suspends’ Package Express service beginning October 1st

From Amtrak’s website; September 2, 2020: Effective October 1, 2020, Express shipping service on Amtrak’s regularly scheduled passenger trains will be suspended…

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U.S.: ‘Not Unlike the Postal Service’: Advocates Want Amtrak to Prioritize Service Over Profit

By Pranshu Verma, The New York Times; September 1, 2020 WASHINGTON — For Amtrak, the coronavirus pandemic has not only…

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U.S., New York/New Jersey: Gateway delay increases project cost by hundreds of millions of dollars, planners say

By Colleen Wilson, NorthJersey.com; August 28, 2020 A revised financial plan to fund the long-delayed Gateway project anticipates costs going…

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U.S., New York: Amtrak portion of Moynihan Train Hall renovation could see delays, cost spikes, report says

By Colleen Wilson, NorthJersey.com; August 19, 2020 Inexperienced management, rising costs, and concerns about on-time completion are among the highlighted…

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U.S.: Amtrak now giving passengers real-time updates on capacity due to COVID-19

By Jonathan Greig in Innovation, Tech Republic; August 12, 2020 Concerns about subway and train travel have persisted as states…

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U.S.: George Washington University to Advise Amtrak on Pandemic Response

A press release from Amtrak; August 11, 2020: WASHINGTON – Amtrak has engaged the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health…

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U.S., Opinion: High-Speed Rail’s True Barrier Isn’t Money. It’s Space.

By Scott Beyer, Urban Issues Columnist, Governing; August 3, 2020 America is way behind on building high-speed rail. While nations…

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U.S. High-speed rail coming down the track: America’s newest, fastest trains, from Acela to Brightline

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; July 30, 2020 What do Miami’s cruise ship port, Disney World and Las Vegas have…

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U.S., Northeast: Amtrak Expands Reserved Seating Offering for Acela Business Class Travelers

A press release from Amtrak; July 28, 2020: New, popular amenity to enhance the customer experience and offer more peace…

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U.S., New York: Amtrak and New Jersey TRANSIT Open First Phase of the Refreshed Ticketed Waiting Area at New York Penn Station

A press release from Amtrak; July 27, 2020: More modern amenities combine with enhanced safety measures for improved customer experience…

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U.S.: New Jersey Transit, Amtrak commit to Portal Bridge replacement in 2021

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 28, 2020 New Jersey Transit’s board yesterday entered into an agreement with Amtrak to begin…

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U.S., Washington, D.C.: Planners and business groups blast Union Station plans for having too much parking

By Alex Holt, Maryland Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; July 24, 2020 Union Station, the nexus of travel for more than…

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U.S.: Amtrak passengers now face removal from trains for not wearing masks

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; July 23, 2020 Amtrak on Thursday joined U.S. air carriers in tightening face mask requirements,…

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U.S., New York: Amtrak Promotes New Technology, Contactless Travel, Physical Distancing and Other Safety Measures at New York Penn Station

A press release from Amtrak; July 21, 2020: Customers can receive boarding information push notifications directly from the Amtrak app…

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U.S., New York station in motion: On Penn redo and beyond, Amtrak must accept lessons from L-train tunnel renovation

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; July 20, 2020 Someone had better remind the folks planning the Empire…

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U.S., Amtrak: How to take a long-haul train trip during the pandemic

By NATALIE B. COMPTON, The Washington Post, The Herald-Dispatch; July 19, 2020 As the country braces for an uptick in…

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U.S.: Amtrak Guest Rewards Introduces First Ever Reward Travel Sale for Members

A press release from Amtrak; July 14, 2020 WASHINGTON, July 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Amtrak Guest Rewards (AGR) is launching…

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U.S.: House Bill would tie Amtrak funding to preservation of long-distance routes, staff

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 10, 2020 The House Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD) earlier…

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U.S., Commentary: How To Get Back On Track After COVID-19

By Tony Coscia, International Business Times; July 7, 2020 Like many enterprises throughout the economy, Amtrak is facing the challenge…

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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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