Andrew Selden: Deciphering the Amtrak Puzzle

By Andrew Selden, Railway Age Magazine; August 5, 2019 CEO Richard Anderson’s announced strategy to reposition Amtrak’s train operations is…

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Chicago: Time for Amtrak and Metra to bury the hatchet

By Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business; July 26, 2019 On warm summer days like we’ve had lately, the biggest hassle…

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Amtrak Has Lost Money for Decades. A Former Airline CEO Thinks He Can Fix It.

By Ted Mann, The Wall Street Journal; July 6, 2019 The signs are aimed at the thousands of train passengers…

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Montana Senator Jon Tester questions Amtrak officials on funding

By Melina Druga, Transportation Today; July 2, 2019 U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) recently questioned Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson and…

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Senator Udall of New Mexico urges Amtrak plan to preserve, modernize long-distance passenger rail

By Chris Galford, Transportation Today; July 1, 2019 During an oversight hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee last week, U.S.…

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Amtrak Announces Organizational Changes

A press release from Amtrak; June 6, 2019: Tracie Winbigler appointed CFO and Stephen Gardner named Chief Operating and Commercial…

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Amtrak Answers Senators But Leaves The Future Of Kansas Passenger Rail In Question

By Corinne Boyer, KCUR 89.3; May 23, 2019 Passenger trains will keep rolling through rural communities in Kansas, for now.…

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Andrew Selden Opinion: Repeat actions don’t produce different outcomes

By Andrew Selden, Railway Age Magazine; April 20, 2019 Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson and his chief deputy, Stephen Gardner, have…

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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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Congressman Lipinski, Amtrak battle over Chicago Union Station woes

By Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business; April 4, 2019 Amtrak finally has issued a detailed explanation of just what went…

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U.S. Representative Dan Lipinski asks if Amtrak will reimburse Chicago Metra commuters for disruption

From Crain’s Chicago Business; March 12, 2019 Congressman Dan Lipinski, who heads the House subcommittee that has oversight for rail,…

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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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Opinion: Amtrak’s airline CEO wants to kill America’s most storied trains

By Jon Talton, Columnist, The Seattle Times; February 26, 2019 Passengers stuck on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight for more than a…

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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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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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West Virginia Editorial: Amtrak should drop opposition to New River Train

By The Editorial Board, The Herald-Dispatch; February 5, 2019 Amtrak has a base of loyal customers that many other businesses…

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West Virginia’s Huntington railroad society’s closing blamed on Amtrak changes

By Fred Pace, The Herald-Dispatch; February 1, 2019 HUNTINGTON — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says Amtrak has created a financial hardship…

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Hot food returns to Amtrak’s Capitol Limited, Lakeshore Limited for sleeping car passengers

By William C. Vanutono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; January 17, 2019 After months of having to endure cold boxed food—what…

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Unions protest at Boston’s South Station over possible outsourcing of Amtrak jobs

By Katie Johnston, Staff, The Boston Globe; December 17, 2018 Dozens of Amtrak employees and their supporters rallied in front…

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Opinion: How Amtrak’s Grinch couldn’t steal Christmas

By Don Phillips, Railway Age Magazine; November 26, 2018 Many people probably thought that when Amtrak President and CEO Richard…

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Amtrak’s Anderson not a random choice

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; November 14, 2018 Watching Washington, November 2018: When a…

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Amtrak’s Problems Actually Extend Much Further Than Recent String of Accidents

By Sarah Skootsky, Observer.com; November 2, 2018 The past few days have been rough for Amtrak. On Thursday morning, a…

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Is Amtrak becoming like the airlines?

By Bill McGee, Special, USA TODAY; October 24, 2018 For years I’ve been traveling to the nation’s capital to represent…

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Amtrak layoffs, service cuts would ‘dismantle’ rail system, protesting workers in New York City say

By Vincent Barone, amny.com; October 9, 2018 Amtrak workers rallied outside of Penn Station against what they fear will be…

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Opinion: What, ANOTHER positive Amtrak Trip Report? Yes!

Editor’s note: Russ Jackson is the retired distinguished editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson reside…

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