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Amtrak, UATP announce agreement

Rail| April 3, 2009
During FY 2008 (Oct. 2007-Sept. 2008), Amtrak carried more than 28.7 million passengers, representing the sixth straight fiscal year of record ridership when comparing the same routes.

Amtrak details stimulus projects

Rail| March 27, 2009
Includes railcar and locomotive restoration to augment the current fleet; projects to bring stations into ADA compliance; facility improvements; and track, bridge and signal replacements and upgrades.
Rail| March 16, 2009

Amtrak receives $1.3 billion ARRA grant

Funding will roughly double the size of Amtrak’s capital investment program over a two-year period and be used to upgrade railroad assets and infrastructure, as well as capital projects that expand passenger rail capacity.
Rail| March 2, 2009

Amtrak to participate in U.S. - U.K. security exchange

The goal of the exchange is to solidify a security partnership, share lessons learned and best policing methods to protect rail passengers and systems on both sides of the Atlantic.
Rail| February 17, 2009

Amtrak offers lower fares on Acela Express

Now available for purchase, Acela Business class tickets will be priced as low as $99 between Washington, D.C., and New York, and $79 between New York and Boston.
Rail| February 9, 2009

Amtrak board names Carper chairman

Carper, who has served in various Illinois state and local government positions, including Mayor of the city of Macomb, has been a director on the Amtrak board since March 2008.
Rail| January 30, 2009

Amtrak announces ‘Name the Train’ contest winner

The winning entry, “Missouri River Runner,” was submitted by Keith Kohler of Glendale, Mo., and received 2,036 votes, or 37 percent of the votes cast. More than 8,300 name submissions were entered late last year.
Accessibility| January 23, 2009

LaHood confirmed as Transportation Secretary

LaHood said he would continue to support funding for Amtrak, which he views as "the lifeblood of so many communities around America."
Rail| January 15, 2009

Rail group forms to advocate investment

OneRail Coalition, brings passenger and freight rail stakeholders together for the first time, to bridge the goals of expanding intercity and commuter passenger and rail options across the country.
Accessibility| January 9, 2009

Rep. Oberstar proposes $15B for transit

The proposal would provide funding for "ready-to-go" projects, including: $12.5 billion for public transportation, $3.4 billion for high-speed and intercity rail and $1.5 billion for Amtrak.

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