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
A 'staggering' number of the bridges used by Amtrak trains in and around New York City are in poor or worse condition.
Dec 3, 2009 The New York Post
The Senate transportation spending bill, signed last week, contains a provision requiring Amtrak to allow guns on its trains or lose its funding.
Oct 28, 2009 The Hill
A recent partnership between Google and Amtrak will allow users of Google Maps / Google Transit to see Amtrak routes as a possible mode of travel, <cite> Webwire </cite> reports.
Aug 11, 2009 Webwire
Author Tom Vanderbilt suggests that train service has been headed in the wrong direction for the better part of a century.
May 22, 2009 Slate.com
Amtrak's list of projects that will get stimulus funding is just about finalized, but this financial boost is just the beginning. Three rail experts weigh in on how the initial $1.3 billion in grants will get spent, and how else the agency can use the money to achieve self-reliance. Exclusive
Mar 19, 2009 By
High Speed Rail (HSR) is the favorite moniker to describe the new era of trains envisioned and partially down-paid by the recent stimulus. The idea, linking major regional corridors via fast trains that rival door-to-door times for air travel and put highways to shame, is a powerful elixir to the crunch of congested highways and airways that represented a failed – or to be more accurate, incomplete - twentieth century vision to satiate America's transport needs. Perhaps this vision, if implemented with undeterred gusto, can renew our perception of travel and convenience while simultaneously Opinion
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