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April 9, 2014

U.S. workforce development webinar educates railcar manufacturers

The companies, preparing to submit proposals to Amtrak and the California High Speed Rail Authority, are competing for a multibillion dollar contract to manufacture 43 state-of-the-art high speed “train sets."


April 9, 2014

Northeast Corridor contributes $50B yearly to economy, report says

Report details how the corridor, carrying 750,000 daily Amtrak and commuter passengers, is a critical national asset. It also calculates that a loss of the corridor for one day would cost nearly $100 million in transportation-related impacts and productivity.


April 2, 2014

Passenger trains to serve St. Paul, Minn. for first time in 40 years

Amtrak announced that it will move its Twin Cities service from the Midway area to the newly-renovated Union Depot on May 7, making it the latest transit entity to move to the historic train station that reopened more than a year ago.


March 19, 2014

Amtrak's 2015 budget calls for more federal investment

Is requesting $1.62 billion in federal capital and operating support, an increase of approximately 16% from FY 2014 federal appropriations.


March 12, 2014

Amtrak to install PTC, upgrade high-speed corridor in 2014

Also plans to expand station accessibility for passengers with disabilities, with continuation of existing construction work at eight stations in three states and new construction activities at 21 stations in eight additional states.


March 5, 2014

Amtrak returns to Denver Union Station

Renovation inside Union Station is not yet finished, so Amtrak passengers will access the waiting room, ticketing and baggage office by following signs to the track-side of the building.


February 26, 2014

Digital leaders to take part in #AmtrakLIVE event

During a train journey on the Texas Eagle from Los Angeles to Austin, Texas, March 5 to 7, more than 30 participants will collaborate and share the scenic views of the Southwest from a reserved observation car on the Texas Eagle.


February 12, 2014

Amtrak puts first of 70 new Siemens railcars into service

The new electric locomotive departed Boston on Feb. 7. The new locomotives will serve Amtrak Northeast Corridor operations and match existing trip-times at speeds up to 125 mph.


February 11, 2014

Amtrak adds Wi-Fi to Midwest corridor

New installation brings the Wi-Fi coverage to about 85% of passengers across the national network.


February 5, 2014

N.M. to study cost-sharing of Amtrak route

The Southwest Chief's route might be changed, causing some communities to lose passenger service if the rail operator can't reach a new deal with Burlington Northern Santa Fe.


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