Amtrak To Increase Weekend Acela Express Frequencies

A press release from Amtrak; April 16, 2019: More Saturday service will be available beginning in May WASHINGTON – Weekend…

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Kansas Senator Jerry Moran urges Amtrak to continue support for routes connecting rural communities

A press release from U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, Hays Post; April 14, 2019: OFFICE OF SEN. MORAN WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry…

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New York and New Jersey: Amtrak Says Gateway Project Will Be Built and Everyone Must Pay

By Mark Niquette and Ryan Beene, Bloomberg; April 4, 2019 Amtrak executives say a new rail tunnel linking New York…

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Inspector General’s report says Amtrak wasted $23 million on unneeded office space

By Ashley Halsey III, The Washington Post; April 2, 2019 Amtrak wasted at least $23 million by acquiring unneeded office…

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Gateway Tunnel Project: Repairs to New York City rail tunnel considered amid funding doubts

By David Porter, The Associated Press, The Washington Post; April 2, 2019 NEW YORK — With key federal funding nowhere…

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Amtrak Names Roger Harris Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer

A press release from Amtrak; April 1, 2019: WASHINGTON – On Friday, March 29, 2019, the Amtrak Board of Directors…

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Opinion: Do Amtrak and Airport Subsidies Make America Richer?

By Art Carden, Contributor, Forbes Magazine; March 30, 2019 Over the last two days, I’ve written a couple of articles…

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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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Editorial Opinion: New York and New Jersey need a Plan B for the Hudson rail tunnel

By The Post Editorial Board; New York Post; March 18, 2019 With Team Trump blocking funds for a new cross-Hudson…

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Opinion: Why we need to build Gateway now

By Scott Slesinger, Opinion Contributor, The Hill; March 17, 2019 Why is the nation’s most pressing infrastructure project stuck languishing…

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Portal Bridge’s Reign of Misery Ending for New York City-Area Train Riders

By Elise Young, Bloomberg; March 15, 2019 Thousands of riders sometimes stranded by the mechanical fits of a 108-year-old New…

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Inspector General report: Amtrak failing to spot, stop impaired employees

By Mark Albert, Chief National Investigative Correspondent, WBAL TV 11 NBC; March 15, 2019 WASHINGTON, DC — Amtrak is failing…

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At Amtrak, it’s no longer 1950

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; March 9, 2019 WATCHING WASHINGTON, MARCH 2019 – Amtrak…

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New York City Gateway Tunnel Gets Dose of Cold Water From Washington

By Elise Young and Henry Goldman, Bloomberg; February 20, 2019 The federal spending bill signed last week by President Donald…

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Amtrak’s plan to boost ridership could hurt long-distance routes, report says

By Amelia Lucas, CNBC; February 20, 2019 Amtrak is planning to boost its ridership by revamping its national network of…

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Northeast Corridor Gateway Tunnel Project gains funding in budget bill; Senator Menendez vows to complete project

By Staff, NJBIZ.com; February 15, 2019 U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., a ranking member of the Senate’s transit subcommittee, applauded…

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New Jersey Transit makes good on late payments to Amtrak totaling $189 million

By Daniel J. Munoz, NJBIZ.com; February 13, 2019 New Jersey Transit caught up on roughly $189 million it owed to…

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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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Washington: House kicks off infrastructure work with all-day hearing

By SAM MINTZ, With help from Brianna Gurciullo and Stephanie Beasley, Politico Morning Transportation; February 8, 2019 — House lawmakers…

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Washington: House Transportation and Infrastructure hearing highlights cost of neglecting infrastructure investments

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; February 8, 2019 The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) yesterday held its first hearing…

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New Jersey Republicans urge Congress to examine Amtrak operations

By Staff, NJBIZ.com; January 25, 2019 The New Jersey Assembly transportation committee approved a resolution Thursday urging Congress to examine…

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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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Inside Amtrak’s Fancy New Acela Loungs in New York City

By Meredith Carey, Conde Nast Traveler; January 23, 2019 Even Traveler‘s most avid Amtrak users didn’t know there was a…

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New details for new Virginia service: Amtrak will begin additional service to Hampton Roads in March

By Staff, Williamsburg Yorktown Daily; January 21, 2019 Amtrak will debut a second train service in Hampton Roads on March…

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