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

Rail| May 1, 2017

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.

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

Government Issues| April 10, 2017

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.

Rail| August 26, 2016

Amtrak signs contract with Alstom for new generation, high-speed train

Funding for the trains will come from a $2.45 billion loan via a U.S. DOT railroad rehabilitation program – marking the largest single loan in the agency’s history.

Security and Safety | December 3, 2015

Man struck, killed on Northeast Corridor creates morning delays

Train #3817 left New York Penn Station with about 300 passengers at 6:35 a.m., heading to Trenton, when it hit the man, whose identity was not immediately known. NJ Transit trains ran up to 20 minutes late, with regular service restored by around 7:30 a.m., according to the agency’s Twitter feed.

Management & Operations| July 9, 2014

Amtrak seeks new high-speed trains

In an RFP, Amtrak is seeking up to 28 next-generation high-speed trainsets capable of meeting or exceeding current Acela trip-times on the existing NEC infrastructure. The new equipment is intended to have 40% more seats per train than current trainsets.
Government Issues| March 18, 2014

Siemens awarded $225M locomotive contract

The procurement is being done on behalf of the DOTs from five states: Illinois, California, Michigan, Washington and Missouri.
Government Issues| March 12, 2014

Amtrak to install PTC, upgrade high-speed corridor in 2014

Also plans to expand station accessibility for passengers with disabilities, with continuation of existing construction work at eight stations in three states and new construction activities at 21 stations in eight additional states.
Rail| October 16, 2013

Amtrak, state partners negotiate to preserve all corridors

Amtrak is now poised to move forward with state partners to further expand and improve the intercity passenger rail network.
Rail| August 14, 2013

July best ridership month ever for Amtrak

Year-over-year ridership in July grew 4.8% to more than 2.9 million passengers, an all-time record for most passengers in one month.
Government Issues| June 12, 2013

Amtrak chief: Reduced NEC investment having negative results

Joseph Boardman said the federal government's de-capitalization of NEC assets leads to rapidly increasing degradation of ride quality, reliability and the ability to support major improvement projects.
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