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FEMA announces $970M in preparedness grants

Bus| April 10, 2009
$25 million allocated for Amtrak to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism, major disasters and other emergencies within the Amtrak rail system.

Amtrak launches mobile accessibility

Rail| April 6, 2009
Members can now visit the Amtrak Guest Rewards Website from any Web-enabled device to view their account information, including point balance, recent transactions and current offers, as well as register for new promotions.
Rail| April 3, 2009

NTSB: Signal interpretation led to Amtrak accident

Contributing to the accident, was the relief engineer's failure to immediately communicate to the engineer that he had miscalled the signal at Englewood and to stop the train when the engineer did not respond to her expressed concern.
Rail| April 3, 2009

Amtrak, UATP announce agreement

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.
Rail| March 27, 2009

Amtrak details stimulus projects

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.

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