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Amtrak designates developer for $1 billion Chicago Union Station revamp

Rail| May 25, 2017

Approximately 7,500 construction jobs are expected to be developed over the life of the more than $1 billion project, as well as an additional 7,000 to 8,000 permanent jobs.

NY employers exploring alternatives during Penn Station track work

Rail| May 25, 2017

Businesses and real estate specialists say inquiries have spiked for temporary office spaces that do not require travel through Penn Station, where weeks-long outages in July and August are expected to trigger a travel nightmare for employees living in New Jersey and Long Island suburbs.

Rail| May 24, 2017

Gov. Christie lays out deal with Amtrak for Penn Station track repairs

In announcing the deal, he said the Morris and Essex line will be most affected this summer. To offset the inconvenience, Christie is lowering the fare for a monthly pass, in some cases by as much as $280.

Rail| May 15, 2017

NJ Transit commuters could lose 25% of rail service during Amtrak repairs

An Amtrak schedule obtained by NJ Advance Media warned that "significant service impacts" will require "service adjustments for NJ Transit" from July 7 to 25 and from August 4 to 28.

Rail| May 1, 2017

Amtrak CEO tells state lawmakers Penn Station repairs to cause more delays

Officials plan to meet with LIRR and NJ TRANSIT officials next week with the hope of publishing a plan for track closures by the second week in May so that commuters can plan ahead, as part of its 14-month track renewal project plan.

Security and Safety | April 19, 2017

Philadelphia investigator named '2016 Amtrak Officer of the Year'

Investigator O’Keefe was able to link several thefts of rental cars from Wilmington Station to a large-scale auto-theft ring operating out of Delaware and Pennsylvania.

Rail| April 17, 2017

Stun gun incident causes stampede after NJ Transit train gets stuck in tunnel

This latest incident happened three weeks after the derailment of an Amtrak train at Penn Station and a week after a NJ Transit derailment shut down eight of 21 tracks there and disrupted travel in the region for days.

Rail| April 13, 2017

Holt to lead railroad systems engineering at WSP | PB

He will be responsible for leadership, direction and management of engineering services for railroad and rail transit projects and will support the firm's related business initiatives across the country.

Security and Safety | April 11, 2017

NY, NJ governors call for independent review of Penn Station infrastructure

In a letter Gov. Cuomo and Gov. Christie said the train derailments and severe service disruptions at the century-old Manhattan rail hub have made clear “the need for a complete review of Amtrak’s infrastructure and maintenance protocols.”

Government Issues| April 10, 2017

Sen. Schumer calls on Congress to work together on $1T infrastructure bill

Speaking at a news conference in front of Penn Station, Schumer’s push for lawmakers to act in a bipartisan fashion comes after two train derailments in the past two weeks that caused massive delays for commuters.

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