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Report: Amtrak loses $32 per passenger

Rail| October 28, 2009
Subsidyscope calculated profits and losses per passenger to determine which routes cost Amtrak the most to operate. Its analysis was based on a 2005 GAO critique of Amtrak's accounting methods, which says the railroad should consider depreciation when calculating profitability.

Amtrak taps Jacobs for ARRA projects

Rail| October 14, 2009
Under this contract, Jacobs will manage, procure and administer, in part or in full, the design and construction of projects such as maintenance facility upgrades, bridge replacements, track work, security enhancements and various station improvements.
Rail| September 24, 2009

Rail groups push HSR, opposes gun provision

NARP also released a fleet expansion proposal; a blueprint that addresses the lengthy lead-times required for ordering new equipment, and will allow Amtrak to start working now to meet future needs. This proposal is available online.
Rail| September 18, 2009

Amtrak to launch restored Wash. rail service

The city partnered with the Port of Chelan, Chelan County Commissioners, Washington State Senator Linda Evans Parlette and U.S. Senator Patty Murray as they worked with Amtrak and BNSF representatives on the project.
Rail| September 9, 2009

Multi-force security deployed at Northeast stations

Part of coordinated effort involving activities such as heightened station patrols, increased security presence onboard trains, explosives detection canine sweeps, and random passenger bag inspections at unannounced locations.
Rail| September 4, 2009

Amtrak, CCJPA support Calif. Rail Safety Month

Key element of this program is to have local law enforcement officers ride in the locomotive to witness what train engineers observe daily — motorists driving illegally through rail crossings or someone trespassing on the tracks.
Bus| September 1, 2009

N.J. Transit opens new entrance at Penn Station

The $19.2 million entrance also will benefit Amtrak, Long Island Railroad and New York City subway riders who share the midtown Manhattan rail hub by alleviating crowding at other entrances and interior walkways.
Rail| August 26, 2009

Amtrak, student group partner to preserve Yosemite

Students work alongside National Park Service professionals tracking black bears; removing unwanted campsites and invasive plants; monitoring water quality; updating museum archives and enhancing the visitor's experience.
Rail| August 25, 2009

ARRA to fund Amtrak station renovation

Will renovate the current Elizabethtown Amtrak station building, reconstruct and triple the size of each rail platform, and provide other upgrades.
Rail| August 11, 2009

Amtrak partners with Google Transit

Trip Planner provides users with up to three different transit- and rail-based options to get to their destination. Included is the amount of time each option will take, the number and mode of transfers, and walking directions from the train station to the destination.

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