U.S. – Amtrak at (nearly) 50: The railroad faces its next chapter

By Julie Sneider, Progressive Railroading Magazine; December 10, 2019 As Amtrak heads toward the 50th anniversary next year of its…

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RIP Amtrak’s Dining Car, a Rolling Delight

By Stephen Mihm, Bloomberg Opinion, Yahoo! Finance; November 23, 2019 (Bloomberg Opinion) — More than 119,000 people have signed an…

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Amtrak chief defends decision to kill the traditional dining car on some long-distance trains

By Luz Lazo The Washington Post, Boston.com; November 14, 2019 WASHINGTON – Amtrak president and chief executive Richard Anderson on…

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Yes, there still is food on Amtrak trains, but …

Commentary By Russ Jackson; October 19, 2019 Editor’s Note: Russ Jackson is the distinguished retired editor of the Western Rail…

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A ‘Two Amtrak’ Concept

By Dick Spottswood, Railway Age Magazine; October 10, 2019 The dilemma: It’s now clear that Amtrak, the National Railroad Passenger…

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Experiential Travel and Amtrak

By Andrew Selden, Railway Age Magazine; September 18, 2019 Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson proposes to eliminate most of Amtrak’s interregional…

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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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