November 26, 2013
The $28 million project received $22.6 million in ARRA funding under the U.S. DOT’s High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Program and was the largest ARRA project in the state.
November 25, 2013
Over the past 10 years, ridership on the Pacific Surfliner, the second-busiest rail corridor in the nation, and the San Joaquin, the fifth-busiest, increased by nearly one million passengers, and ticket revenues skyrocketed from $44 million to $102 million.
November 13, 2013
Gerald Sokol Jr. will be responsible for corporate finance, business forecasting and development of growth strategies to help secure rail network’s long-term viability.
November 6, 2013
While Amtrak’s main website is a travel-planning resource for all travelers, the new microsites are culturally focused that host the unique, original multicultural voices of a rotating set of featured bloggers.
October 30, 2013
Explained that the process of aging and decaying infrastructure is gradually eroding the serviceability of the railroad as underfunding takes its toll. Lost riders and revenues are the clearest manifestation of the problem when a failure occurs.
October 24, 2013
The $298.1 million order for 130 single-level long-distance passenger railcars includes 25 sleepers, 25 diners, 25 baggage/dormitory, and 55 baggage cars. More than 120 suppliers in 25 states and 93 cities are providing parts for the new railcars.
October 23, 2013
State DOT has spent $38.4 million for the purchase of the trainsets and another $6 million for consultants, spare parts, testing and the addition of Wi-Fi.
October 17, 2013
Txt-a-Tip will follow similar response procedures that are in place when a report is called into the Amtrak Police 800 number. Passengers can now simply report suspected criminal or suspicious activity by sending a text to APD11 from a smartphone or to 27311 from a standard cell phone.
October 16, 2013
Amtrak is now poised to move forward with state partners to further expand and improve the intercity passenger rail network.
October 14, 2013
Included new fixtures and more accessible stalls. The agencies will invest $2.2 million more over the next 18 months on station upgrades, including a new ADA-compliant passenger information display system.
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