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.
August 28, 2013
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
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
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
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
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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