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March 19, 2014

Amtrak's 2015 budget calls for more federal investment

Is requesting $1.62 billion in federal capital and operating support, an increase of approximately 16% from FY 2014 federal appropriations.


October 30, 2013

Amtrak's Boardman: Stop taking NEC for granted

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.


August 28, 2013

Amtrak commemorates the March on Washington

To mark the historic moment's 50th anniversary, the agency co-hosted a wreath-laying ceremony at the A. Phillip Randolph statue. Randolph was a leader of the civil rights march and organized the first African-American labor union.


May 29, 2013

Amtrak extends CEO Boardman's contract

Under his leadership as president/CEO has experienced many accomplishments, including record ridership and revenue, continued reductions in the need for federal operating support, a significant pay down of debt and the best ever system-wide on-time performance.


May 14, 2013

Amtrak introduces new Siemens trains

The first units of the $466 million order, to be used in the northeast, will be field tested this summer for entry into revenue service in the fall.


March 6, 2013

Amtrak CEO: System funded 88% of operating costs

Joe Boardman explained to congressional committee that while the railroad has taken actions to chip away at operating costs and increase revenue, a vital component of its success has been the federal government’s willingness to invest in the Amtrak national network.


March 23, 2012

Amtrak to triple track equipped with PTC

Expects by the end of 2012 to more than triple the number of track-miles on its own railroad where PTC safety technology is installed as part of a program begun more than two years ago.


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