Without doubt, the pride of the Amtrak fleet is the ten-year-old Acela train, the closest thing to high speed rail in existence in the United States. This piece looks at the current service and Amtrak's hope for the future for the northeast route.
Dec 16, 2010 The Washington Post
Amtrak may work with NJ Transit to build a second set of tunnels (previously known as ARC that was scuttled by NJ Gov. Christie) under the Hudson River, possibly to connect with New York's Penn Station, according to an Amtrak VP and NJ Transit.
Nov 9, 2010 Asbury Park Press
Yonah Freemark looks at how to increase rail ridership without adding trains.
Oct 29, 2010 the transport politic
Officials in the Pacific Northwest are calling for a high speed rail line that connects British Columbia with California.
Oct 21, 2010 CBC
Amtrak has unveiled a $117 billion plan to build and increase high speed rail in the U.S.
Sep 30, 2010 Fast Company
As Amtrak seeks to create and expand high-speed passenger train operations in the United States, the company on Thursday named Philadelphia rail expert Albrecht "Al" Engel to head its new high-speed rail department.
Sep 25, 2010 philly.com
Amtrak Chief Joseph Boardman says now is a good time for the much-troubled national rail system. Support from the federal government is helping the system grow and improve, according to this interview.
Jun 30, 2010 Los Angeles Times
The new Northeast Regional extension to Lynchburg, Virginia has met its goal of 51,000 riders project for its first year in the first six months.
May 21, 2010 WSLS-TV
Beef by-products, turned into bio-diesel, make up 20% of the fuel being used today by Amtrak's Heartland Flyer between Fort Worth and Oklahoma City.
Apr 28, 2010 Fast Company
<em>The Infrastructurist</em>'s Melissa Lafsky is a guest on Fox Business News to discuss what role, if any, Amtrak will play in the U/S/ high speed rail network.
Apr 7, 2010 The Infrastructurist