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Amtrak

February 11, 2021, 5am PST
Even while dealing with the economic fallout of the pandemic, Amtrak is forging forward with plans to expand intercity rail passenger service around the country.
Albany Times Union
February 4, 2021, 12pm PST
The nation’s most populous state without an intercity passenger rail program could be the benefit of ambitions to expand the network of Amtrak service around the country.
All Aboard Ohio
January 22, 2021, 7am PST
Train trips via Amtrak may get a boost due to COVID-related concerns about flying.
USA Today
January 4, 2021, 5am PST
The spacious, glass-ceilinged hall brings much-needed breathing room to the nation's busiest train station.
Curbed
December 10, 2020, 7am PST
The Portal Bridge is a key component of the larger Gateway Program that includes tunnels under the Hudson River. Fixing the Portal Bridge across the Hackensack River will provide tremendous relief to NJ Transit and Amtrak commuters.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy
October 27, 2020, 7am PDT
Amtrak is presented with the potential for two futures: In one is a $25 billion expansion to update national intercity rail with contemporary patterns of settlement. In the other is fiscal crisis and continued service cuts.
My San Antonio
October 14, 2020, 11am PDT
A group of regional experts and advocates provide details on how a win by former Vice President Joe Biden might change the direction of the Gateway Project to repair the rail link between New Jersey and New York.
The Bond Buyer
September 17, 2020, 12pm PDT
A $1.9 billion project to add a second set of rail tracks to the Long Bridge that connects Virginia to D.C. is ready to move forward with a recently completed Environmental Impact Statement.
The Virginia Mercury
September 15, 2020, 7am PDT
Amtrak officials say they need $4.9 billion in funding to prevent service and job losses.
Reuters via St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 18, 2020, 9am PDT
The disappointment of 2020 has hit Amtrak particularly hard.
The Washington Post
April 23, 2020, 10am PDT
The Amtrak route between Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Luis Obispo is one of the projects to receive a boost from the California State Transportation Agency's 2020 Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP).
Mass Transit
March 24, 2020, 5am PDT
Amtrak service between New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama, stopped after Hurricane Katrina. But recent efforts point to restored service in the coming years.
T4America Blog
December 20, 2019, 6am PST
New passenger rail improvements for the Virginia Railway Express and Amtrak are on the way in 2020.
WTOP
November 21, 2019, 1pm PST
Analysis of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a project that would add an additional bridge to supplement the rail capacity of the Long Bridge over the Potomac River.
Greater Greater Washington
November 11, 2019, 12pm PST
Amtrak is hoping to turn its first-ever profit next year.
Business Insider
September 17, 2019, 7am PDT
Transportation advocates are calling for expanded rail service to the east, but studies indicate the needed infrastructure improvements would be pricey.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 12, 2019, 7am PDT
After ten years of state-sponsored Amtrak service in Virginia, ridership is growing. There are also opportunities for more growth.
Greater Greater Washington
September 11, 2019, 2pm PDT
Long awaited improvements on the Amtrak route between Chicago and St. Louis are being delayed again, this time because of trouble installing positive train control (PTC).
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 14, 2019, 8am PDT
There hasn't been a passenger rail connection between Detroit and Toronto since 1971, but that could change.
Wood TV 8
July 28, 2019, 1pm PDT
Taking the stops out of the Amtrak trip between the Nation's Capital and the Big Apple will save 15 minutes and hopefully, according to Amtrak, get more people off of planes and into trains.
USA Today