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Amtrak committed to Gulf Coast service restoration
Amtrak CEO Wick Moorman reiterated his railroad's commitment in a letter to seeing rail service restored along the Gulf Coast.
Siemens turns out first WSDOT Charger
Siemens has rolled out the first production SC-44 Charger locomotive from its Sacramento facility, part of an eight-unit order for the Washington State Department of Transportation.
Engineering NEC HSR safety
During late 2015, Amtrak conducted Vehicle Track Interaction (VTI) testing over a number of selected test sites in New England and New Jersey. This testing constituted a portion of the…
Please don’t toss the Angus burgers, OK?
I travel between the New York metro area and Washington D.C. several times a year on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor trains, and I always treat myself to one of those tasty…
ACEC honors Gateway engineering team
The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) has presented a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement to the New York City-based team of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, STV and…
Moorman to Congress: "New era" of Amtrak investment required
The head of Amtrak told lawmakers a new era of infrastructure investment is needed to ensure a healthy future for long-distance passenger rail travel in the U.S.
New Amtrak Charger locomotives testing on Cascades route
National certification testing of Amtrak’s new Charger locomotive is being conducted by the Washington State Department of Transportation.
Avalanche closes Montana line again
Rail traffic through the Rockies in Northern Montana on Thursday was blocked by an avalanche, just days after freight and passenger trains resumed operations following a similar event.
New Orleans Public Belt for sale
A private operator is being sought for the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, which operates more than 100 miles of track connecting to six major railroads in the Crescent City.
Virginia seeks project manager for Atlantic Gateway
Virginia is seeking a consultant to manage the rail portion of its $1.4 billion Atlantic Gateway multimodal project connecting Washington and Fredericksburg, Va.
BNSF re-opens Montana line after avalanche
Freight shipments could be delayed as much as 48 hours through the Montana Rockies as BNSF re-opened the Northern Corridor route late Tuesday after an avalanche blocked tracks and temporarily…
Hoosier State reverting to Amtrak equipment, services
Amtrak’s Hoosier State passenger train, which operates four days per week between Indianapolis and Chicago, will revert to railcars, locomotives and on-board services supplied by Amtrak beginning March 1, replacing…
USDOT and Chicago Union Station move towards $1B redevelopment plan
Chicago announced Jan. 12 that the city, along with Amtrak, Metra, the RTA and the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Build America Bureau are entering into an Emerging Projects Agreement…
Amtrak shakes up the building (before moving it)
Amtrak announced Jan. 4 several significant management and organizational changes instituted by President and CEO Wick Moorman.
What’s in a name? Don’t ask Amtrak
Notwithstanding this era of fake news, there remain stories you just cannot make up—instances where truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction.
Gateway Program: Will Trump keep Obama’s commitment?
Legislators and transportation officials from New Jersey and New York and Amtrak say the Gateway Program to rebuild aging infrastructure and expand capacity on the Northeast Corridor in the New…
Pittsburghers, Amtrak, NS and PennDOT
"I think it’s one of the first times that Amtrak, PennDOT and Norfolk Southern were all at the same table answering questions from legislators on this issue,” says Lucinda Beattie,…
STB issues final regulations for “FAST Act” provisions
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) on November 29 issued a final rule implementing passenger rail-related dispute resolution provisions of Title XI of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015…
Amtrak: "Exceptionally strong" FY 2016 results
Amtrak reported on November 17 "exceptionally strong unaudited financial results for the fiscal year, which ended on September 30, 2016 (FY 2016), including an all-time unaudited ticket revenue record of…
Amtrak adds to Acela Express
Amtrak Northeast Corridor customers can take advantage of additional opportunities to ride Acela Express as Amtrak’s high-speed service adds station stops in Iselin (Metropark) and Trenton, New Jersey.
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