U.S., Railroad History: Trains Still Run on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation, December 24, 2020 It’s Christmas Eve. Passenger trains are running everywhere today,…

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U.S. – Air Force One to Amtrak One: Joe Biden can accelerate economic recovery by renewing America’s rails | Opinion

By Stewart Mader, For The Philadelphia Inquirer; December 14, 2020 President-elect Joe Biden has an answer for our most pressing…

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U.S.: Stephen Gardner Named Amtrak President as Part of New Leadership Structure

A press release from Amtrak; November 30, 2020: WASHINGTON – Today, Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn announced that Stephen Gardner has…

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U.S., Opinion: Defining Amtrak’s True Mission

By Tony Coscia, Chairman, Amtrak Board of Directors, Railway Age Magazine; November 23, 2020 It has been an honor to serve on…

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U.S.: President-Elect Joe Biden’s Dedication to Trains Could Transform Domestic Travel

By Tyler Moss, Conde Nast Traveler; November 25, 2020 As a Senator, now president-elect Joe Biden famously commuted 110 miles…

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U.S., Opinion: What a well-funded passenger rail system could look like in the Midwest under ‘Amtrak Joe’

By Bill Lindeke, Columnist, MinnPost; November 13, 2020 There’s little doubt that one of President-elect Biden’s favorite federal programs is Amtrak,…

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U.S., Opinion: Passenger rail investment offers non-stop service to a prosperous economy

By Bill Flynn and Tony Coscia, Opinion Contributors, The Hill; November 13, 2020 After the most contentious election in recent…

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U.S., District of Columbia: Washington Union Station badly needs updates. Here’s why fixing it is so complicated.

By George Kevin Jordan, Managing Editor, Greater Greater Washington; November 10, 2020 Union Station in DC is a key transportation…

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U.S.: Amtrak warns an additional 2,400 jobs will be cut without more federal aid

By Luz Lazo, The Washington Post; October 8, 2020 Days after President Trump abruptly cut off talks on a broad…

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U.S.: Amtrak CEO Pleads With Congress for Billions in Covid-19 Aid; $5 Billion Total to Keep Long Distance Trains Daily

By Keith Laing, Bloomberg Politics; September 9, 2020 Amtrak’s chief executive pleaded with House lawmakers Wednesday to approve $2.84 billion…

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U.S.: Amtrak Will Furlough Over 2,000 Workers Because of the Coronavirus

By Pranshu Verma, The New York Times; September 2, 2020 WASHINGTON — Amtrak, the passenger railroad agency, will furlough over…

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U.S.: House Bill would tie Amtrak funding to preservation of long-distance routes, staff

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 10, 2020 The House Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD) earlier…

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U.S., Commentary: How To Get Back On Track After COVID-19

By Tony Coscia, International Business Times; July 7, 2020 Like many enterprises throughout the economy, Amtrak is facing the challenge…

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U.S.: Critics Fear Amtrak Is Using Pandemic to Cut Service That Won’t Return

By Pranshu Verma, The New York Times; July 3, 2020 WASHINGTON — Amtrak has long wanted to cut back on…

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U.S.: Amtrak reducing service, offering buyout packages to employees

By Kanishka Singh, Reuters, Yahoo! News; June 16, 2020 (Reuters) – U.S. passenger railroad service Amtrak, which has been reeling…

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U.S.: Amtrak sees service cuts without an additional $1.48 billion for 2021

By Jessica Wehrman, Roll Call; May 27, 2020 Amtrak’s top executive said Acela and other Northeast Corridor routes could be…

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U.S.: Federal Railroad Administration makes $1 billion available to Amtrak in response to COVID-19

A press release from the Federal Railroad Administration; April 13, 2020: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is making more than…

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U.S., Commentary: Thoughts about Passenger Rail while sitting at home

Note: This commentary is provided by Russ Jackson, the venerable retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review. – corridorrail.com…

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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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Amtrak had another record ridership year as it works toward its first-ever profit

By Graham Rapier, Business Insider; November 8, 2019 Amtrak saw record ridership and revenue in 2019, the railroad said Friday,…

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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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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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Andrew Selden responds to Amtrak’s Stephen Gardner opinion article in Railway Age Magazine

By Andrew Selden, United Rail Passenger Alliance, Railway Age Magazine; January 4, 2019 Amtrak Senior Executive Vice President Stephen Gardner’s…

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Amtrak Sets Revenue and Earnings Records Delivers Best Operating Performance in Company History

A press release from Amtrak; November 16, 2018: WASHINGTON – Continuing financial improvements in recent years, Amtrak again posted record revenue and…

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