Amtrak

California, Illinois and Maryland have ordered a combined 34 Charger diesel-electric passenger locomotives from Siemens Mobility, bringing the number of state Departments of Transportation procuring these units to six and…
In this series published in Railway Age's September, October and November 2015 issues, Contributing Editor Alfred E. Fazio examines the possibilities and engineering requirements for high- or higher-speed rail in…
Amtrak President & CEO Joe Boardman joined a panel of industry experts Oct. 26, 2015 at the National Press Club to highlight the need to make infrastructure planning and investment…
As part of ongoing work to improve Chicago Union Station, Amtrak, Metra and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) have launched several initiatives aimed at advancing iconic station’s master redevelopment plan.
Amtrak has obtained $275 million of insurance protection from PennUnion Re Ltd., an independent special-purpose insurer based in Bermuda.
It’s Friday afternoon, before Columbus Day weekend. I’ve just spent most of the day posting a lot of useful news on our website (well, at least I think it's useful).…
Back by popular demand, the Amtrak Autumn Express will operate this year on October 24 and 25 through parts of New York, Vermont and Massachusetts. "This unique excursion is an…
First State Manufacturing has been awarded its first 5-year contract with Amtrak to provide textile support for the railroad service’s interior fleet renovation projects, the company announced Sept. 30, 2015.
U.S. Senator Charles “Hold That Pose” Schumer (D-N.Y.), everybody’s favorite publicity-seeking, TV-camera-loving narcissistic politician, has been saying publicly that Amtrak’s board of directors has selected Alstom Transport to supply a…
Passengers aboard Amtrak’s Adirondack service can experience the splendor of Upstate New York’s fall foliage season in unique fashion when the historic “Great Dome” car returns for a six-week run…
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