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September 3, 2014

Amtrak calls for Canadian National investigation

In an Amended Complaint filed with the Surface Transportation Board, the agency is seeking the investigation for causing unacceptable train delays on the Illini/Saluki service that uses the CN line from Chicago to Carbondale, Ill.


September 3, 2014

Hoosier State Line plans to add service to boost ridership

A spokesmen for Corridor Capital, the private company set to manage the Indianapolis-to-Chicago line, added there is a growing pool of prospective riders, including so-called millennials, who would prefer the train if they‘re persuaded the service is adequate.


August 13, 2014

DEA agent paid Amtrak employee for confidential passenger info

The agent paid an Amtrak secretary more than $850,000 over the past 19 years for the information, even though the records were available at no cost through an agreement with Amtrak police.


July 9, 2014

Amtrak seeks new high-speed trains

In an RFP, Amtrak is seeking up to 28 next-generation high-speed trainsets capable of meeting or exceeding current Acela trip-times on the existing NEC infrastructure. The new equipment is intended to have 40% more seats per train than current trainsets.


July 2, 2014

Calif., Amtrak end joint high-speed train bid

Agencies said their needs are too different and manufacturers are not yet ready to build trains that can run on both Amtrak's 100-year-old rail lines and the high-speed corridors planned for California's system.


June 11, 2014

Amtrak, Md. MTA add new electronic signage

The $1.8 million project, which began in July 2013 and was completed this May, was co-funded by Amtrak and the MTA through the Joint Benefits Agreement between the two agencies.


May 7, 2014

Hudson River rail tunnels have up to 20 years left, Amtrak says

A $12.4 billion project to replace the Hudson tunnels, which would have more than doubled the number of peak-time runs, to 48 trains per hour, was canceled by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in 2010.


May 7, 2014

4 companies respond to Ind. Amtrak RFP

State, county and city officials advertised for independent companies to submit plans to find efficiencies and close the gap between revenues and operating costs.


April 30, 2014

Amtrak launches pilot allowing cats and dogs on trains

The six-month program, which will be tested on trains traveling between Chicago and Quincy, Ill., will evaluate the idea for other trains nationally.


April 30, 2014

Sound Transit, WSDOT partner for Amtrak service improvements

Sound Transit will manage construction activities that enable WSDOT to improve speed and reliability by moving Amtrak service through Pierce County to a more direct and less congested track that Sound Transit owns near I-5 rather than along the Puget Sound shoreline.


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