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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Southwest Bust: DEA Agents Ambush Amtrak Passengers With Controversial Searches and Seizures

By Amy Martyn, The Intercept; August 31, 2019 A few hours characteristically behind schedule, Amtrak’s Southwest Chief rolls into Albuquerque, New…

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Opinion: It’s all about the journey, not the destination

By Debra Karplus, The News-Gazette; July 14, 2019 I like flying. But I especially enjoy train travel. I’ve lived my…

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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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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 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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Amtrak won’t restore ticket agent to Topeka, Kansas station

By Chad Frey, Newton Kansan, The Topeka Capital-Journal; May 8, 2019 Topeka city manager Brent Trout recently sent a letter…

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U.S. Senates to Amtrak: Explain What You’re Doing To Rail Passenger Service In Kansas

By Corinne Boyer, High Plains Public Radio; May 2, 2019 Long-running frustration about Amtrak’s willingness to keep a rail passenger…

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Los Angeles Union Station 80th Anniversary Celebration

From Discover Los Angeles; April 29, 2019 L.A.’s iconic Union Station turns 80 this May. The largest train terminal in…

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Amtrak Introduces New Group Discount For Travel Across National Network

A press release from Amtrak; April 24, 2019 Get carried away and share the experience WASHINGTON, April 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/…

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Wyanet, Illinois could link passenger trains to the Quad Cities

By Brett Herrmann, News Tribune; April 16, 2019 With bags packed and ticket in hand, Gabriella Jauch waited for the…

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How Amtrak engineer Blake Phillips-Rios gets around Southern California – What it’s like to drive a train for work

By Alissa Walker, Curbed; March 28, 2019 In recent years, the dream of efficient, affordable rail travel in the U.S.…

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The particular sheen of America by Amtrak.

By Caity Weaver, The New York Times Magazine; March 20, 2019 Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross…

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Amtrak to participate in TIGER grant for Southwest Chief

By Chad Frey, Newton Kansan, The Kansan; February 27, 2019 Another round of the fight to preserve the Southwest Chief…

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Amtrak May Expand To Oklahoma

By Emory Bryan, KOTV News on 6; February 18, 2019 TULSA COUNTY, Oklahoma – An infusion of cash for Amtrak,…

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U.S. investing $50 million in Amtrak Southwest Chief route that passes through New Mexico

By Steve Terrell, Santa Fe New Mexican; February 15, 2019 The federal government will pump $50 million into Amtrak’s Southwest…

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Kansans optimistic on passenger rail to Oklahoma, Texas

By Craig Andres, KSNW NBC; January 28, 2019 Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) – You can get on a train in Newton…

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Can Wichita, Kansas get Amtrak train service back? Backers’ hopes ride on next year

By Dion Lefler, The Wichita Eagle; December 10, 2018 Chime Onwugbufor lives in Wichita, works in Chicago and commutes on…

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Amtrak ridership in Iowa falls, but advocates still hope for Des Moines passenger train

By William Petroski, Des Moines Register; November 23, 2018 Amtrak ridership in Iowa is on a downward skid at the same time…

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Uncertainty around Amtrak’s Southwest Chief holds up Heartland Flyer extension

By Chad Frey, Newton Kansan; October 5, 2018 Deborah Fischer Stout, the president of the Northern Flyer Alliance, had the…

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Amtrak commits to another year of the Southwest Chief on current route with no changes

By Chad Frey, Newton Kansan; October 3, 2018 U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), members of…

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Local Illinois officials share concerns about Amtrak service with Senator Durbin

By Rebecca Susmarski of GateHouse Media Illinois, Journal Star; September 19, 2018 GALESBURG — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin met with…

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Amtrak to seek PTC extension, will operate current routes after January 1st

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 14, 2018 Amtrak will seek a deadline extension from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to…

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Amtrak May Put Passengers on Buses in Fight Over Safety Upgrade

By Alan Levin, Bloomberg; September 13, 2018 As railroads across the nation race to complete a congressional deadline for installing…

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Bipartisan Senators To House THUD Appropriators: Preserve Funding For Amtrak’s Southwest Chief

By Carol A. Clark, Los Alamos Daily Post; September 11, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Tom…

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