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New York lands $537M TIFIA loan for train hall redevelopment

Rail| July 6, 2017

The Moynihan Train Hall will benefit the entire North East Corridor service area, as two-thirds of all NEC rail trips currently pass through Penn Station.

Speed restrictions lifted on part of NJ Transit rail service into Penn Station

Security and Safety | July 5, 2017

The speed restrictions and accompanying 15 to 30 minute delays have been in place since mid-May for inspections and track work. NJ Transit officials said the agency posted historic low numbers for on-time performance in May.

Rail| July 5, 2017

[Video] Time Lapse: Infrastructure Renewal at New York Penn Station

During the weekend of June 16-19, 2017, Amtrak engineering forces work to replace three full track panels (ties, rail and switches) in "A" interlocking, an area of tracks and switches that serves as the crucial sorting mechanism routing trains that enter Penn Station from the Hudson River tunnels and the Long Island Rail Road’s West Side Yard to the various tracks and platforms in the station. This time-lapse video captured just over 22 hours of a 55-hour work period.

Rail| July 5, 2017

[Video] Amtrak's Infrastructure Renewal at New York's Penn Station

Amtrak president/CEO Wick Moorman describes infrastructure renewal efforts underway at New York's Penn Station.

Management & Operations| June 27, 2017

Amtrak names new president/CEO

To ensure a smooth transition, Richard Anderson will serve in a co-CEO capacity with current CEO Wick Moorman through Dec. 31, 2017, at which time Moorman will become an advisor to the company.

Rail| June 13, 2017

MTA releases plan to prevent major disruptions during Amtrak track work

The plan, developed in conjunction with the Penn Station Task Force established by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in May, addresses the near-term summer crisis at Penn Station and will minimize the long-term operating and management failures of Amtrak

Management & Operations| June 12, 2017

NY Governor orders acceleration of bridge, tunnel construction

The aggressive schedule ensures major construction projects will be completed by July 8 to reduce vehicular congestion during Amtrak's extended period of widespread reduced service.

Rail| May 30, 2017

Amtrak announces schedule changes to speed Penn Station track repairs

The Infrastructure Renewal work accelerates several years of already planned improvement of track, switch, and other infrastructure at Penn Station to improve track conditions.

Rail| May 25, 2017

Amtrak designates developer for $1 billion Chicago Union Station revamp

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.

Rail| May 25, 2017

NY employers exploring alternatives during Penn Station track work

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.

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