One week after the Amtrak Food & Beverage Working Group sent recommendations to Congress following a year-long analysis of the railroad’s onboard service, Amtrak has launched an all-new, premium Acela First Class
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) making available nearly $9 billion to upgrade and expand passenger rail service along the Northeast Corridor (NEC), the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced Dec. 22.
Metrolink’s new Arrow service will begin on Oct. 24 following a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Also, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) announces two zero fare days to encourage voter participation; the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) completes more than 80% of work outlined in its Refresh & Renew program; NJ Transit reaches agreement to fix issues at five stations on the Northeast Corridor (NEC); Austin’s Project Connect is back in the public eye; and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT) leadership ensures public safety announcements are being made.
Amtrak announced on Aug. 17 that it has more than 4,000 positions available spanning several disciplines, including project management, finance, technology, onboard services, electrical and customer service, and will be hosting 54
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority will build four new stations in the East Bronx for Metro-North commuter rail service on the Northeast Corridor, after Governor Andrew Cuomo brokered a deal between the agency and Amtrak. But the deal hinges on a plan to postpone a bridge replacement that was called “beyond a state-of-good-repair” nearly a decade ago.
Amtrak on Jan. 18 released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a new fleet of single-level passenger cars to replace its dependable but decades-old, 470-unit stable of Amfleet I and ex-Metroliner cars, which were converted from electric-multiple-units years ago. The Amfleet I cars date to 1975, while the ex-Metroliner equipment entered service in January 1969 for Amtrak predecessor Penn Central (PC predecessor Pennsylvania Railroad ordered this equipment in 1966).
Amtrak has narrowed to four the number of teams in its search for a master developer for its Northeast Corridor station project in Philadelphia.
The first replacement trainset for Amtrak’s high-speed service is just a shell of itself – and that’s good news.
The Gateway Program Development Corp. knows the importance to showing and not just telling when it comes to complicated transportation projects.
Amtrak will improve its project management processes concerning a series of projects at Washington Union Station following an audit by the Amtrak Office of Inspector General (OIG) found the projects were at