Amtrak rolling out new food options in effort to counter ‘dumbed-down’ image

By Dan Freedman, The Albany Times-Union; September 14, 2019 WASHINGTON — Rail enthusiasts of a certain age may remember the…

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Amtrak reveals details about nonstop New York-Washington, D.C. service, new sleeping train amenities

By David Oliver, USA TODAY; September 13, 2019 WASHINGTON — A series of changes are on track to debut soon…

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No fare hikes as Chicago Metra relishes capital infusion

By Marni Pyke, Chicago Daily Herald, Chicago Sun-Times; September 11, 2019 After years of gloomy budget forecasts, Metra riders Wednesday…

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Historic Camden Station in Baltimore, Maryland reopens following $7 million renovation

By Colin Campbell, Baltimore Sun; September 12, 2019 The historic Camden Station outside Oriole Park in Baltimore reopened Thursday following…

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Why a Train Station Addition Has Parisians Outraged

By Feargus O’Sullivan, CityLab; September 9, 2019 “Absurd.” An “urban mistake.” And a “grave offense to transit users.” French architects…

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Ontario: Province commits to 36 more bi-level commuter cars

By Leith Dunick, TBNewsWatch.com; September 10, 2019 THUNDER BAY – The Ontario government has committed to buying 36 more bi-level…

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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority needs more revenue, not service cuts

By Andrew Albert and Lisa Daglian, Crain’s New York Business; September 10, 2019 Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Patrick Foye raised…

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New York: Long Island Rail Road plans to roll out first M9 train Wednesday in Huntington

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; September 10, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road’s first new train cars in nearly two…

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Amtrak Updates Mobile App to Improve the Booking Experience

A press release from Amtrak; September 10, 2019: WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Amtrak is updating its app to make…

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Virginia won’t let anything derail its growing Amtrak service

By Wyatt Gordon, Virginia Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; September 10, 2019 This month marks a decade since Virginia debuted its…

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Cars, Not Trains or Planes Dominate Northeast Corridor Travel

By Wendell Cox, New Geography; September 9, 2019 For years, Amtrak has been publicizing its large market share compared with…

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Opinion – Amtrak state of mind: What if America took its train system seriously?

By Katie Wilson, Crosscut; September 6, 2019 I don’t often get out of Seattle, but this summer I rode the…

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Japan: Train crash highlights risk of Tokyo’s ‘unopened’ rail crossings

By KAZUHIRO KIDA, Nikkei Staff Writer, Nikkei Asian Review; September 6, 2019 TOKYO — Japan’s railways are renowned worldwide for…

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Every Stranger Has a Story in ‘The Coast Starlight’

By Dan Letchworth, San Diego Magazine; September 6, 2019 For Americans, there’s an intrinsic romance to train travel. Trains are…

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Amtrak Set to Complete Summer Infrastructure Renewal Program at New York Penn Station On Schedule, Within Budget and Safely

A press release from Amtrak; August 30, 2019: Scheduled operations resume as of Tuesday, Sept.3 NEW YORK – Amtrak engineering…

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New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal: Major renovations planned for the city’s train and bus terminal

By Sabrina Wilson, Fox 8 WVUE; September 4, 2019 NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) – Union Passenger Terminal is part of…

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Amtrak concedes negligence in catastrophic 2017 derailment south of Tacoma, Washington

By Tom Banse, Northwest News Network, KUOW; September 3, 2019 The first of what could be many trials stemming from…

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Central Florida: Volusia County asks out of SunRail-to-DeLand deal

By Mark Harper, The Daytona Beach News-Journal; August 29, 2019 ORLANDO — After an announcement that some $34 million in…

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Op-Ed | Amtrak Leadership Wounds The Empire Builder Yet Again

Opinion By Staff, National Parks Traveler; September 2, 2019 It’s early morning in Whitefish, Montana, and the sun slowly climbs…

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Opinion: Has Amtrak placed itself in jeopardy?

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; September 2, 2019 AMTRAK was set up in 1971 as a quasi-public corporation to…

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Amtrak’s Southwest Chief lives to ride the rails another day

By Karl Zimmermann, Los Angeles Times; September 2, 2019 “I stay positive,” said Mary Lou, the sleeper attendant on Amtrak’s…

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View from the UK: Is Food Served from an Airline that Bad?

By Cristina Diaconu, Feast Magazine; September 3, 2019 Do you have a favourite food? Perhaps you love Pizzas, Chinese or…

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Finding ways to keep Amtrak running on time in the Pacific Northwest

By Adam Duvernay, The Register-Guard; August 28, 2019 Eugene may one day be the tail end of a Pacific Northwest-wide…

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When a Transit Agency Becomes a Suburban Developer

By John Surico, CityLab; August 21, 2019 Like many towns across America, Harrison, New York is desperate to revitalize its…

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Indiana: Michigan City finalizes contribution to proposed South Shore Double Track

By Stan Maddux, Correspondent, The Times; August 22, 2019 MICHIGAN CITY — Michigan City has set in stone its contribution of…

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