April 9, 2013
Was the single best month ever in the history of the service. October, December and January each set individual monthly records as well.
January 23, 2013
Partnership advances each of their respective HSR programs, and could create efficiencies by ordering trains of similar specifications and develop a U.S. standard for HSR train equipment that can be manufactured and supplied domestically and produced for the rest of the world. An RFP could be issued by September, 2013 with an order placed during 2014.
January 9, 2013
Amtrak also plans to upgrade electrical wiring and signals on a straight, high-speed section of the Northeast Corridor from New Brunswick to just south of Trenton.
Adding a new weekday Acela Express round-trip between New York and Washington, D.C., beginning on Jan. 28. The service will also make stops in Baltimore, Wilmington, Del.; Philadelphia, and Newark, N.J., and offer reserved Business Class and First Class service options.
October 17, 2012
In addition, Amtrak is in the process of setting up business lines for long distance, state corridor and commuter operations.
September 26, 2012
Locations in Maryland/Delaware, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Massachusetts may at some future time experience regular 160 mph service. Tests utilize high-speed Acela Express equipment and measure the interaction between the train and the track, rider quality and other safety factors.
September 12, 2012
Through 11 months of FY 2012, total Amtrak ridership is up 3.4% as compared to the same period last year. When the current fiscal year ends on September 30, Amtrak expects a new annual ridership record will be set, surpassing the current record of 30.2 million passengers established in FY 2011.
July 11, 2012
Forecasts a 25% increase in ridership and revenue over 2010 projections. Also discusses key findings from the recently completed NEC Business and Financial Plan to guide Amtrak on how to potentially fund and finance its integrated vision for the NEC.
July 3, 2012
Environmental Impact Statement to evaluate potential passenger rail improvements between Washington, D.C. and Boston.
January 19, 2012
The new launch date is nearly a year earlier than planned. Trip time between Norfolk and Washington should be about 4½ hours.
Join the Metro E-Newsletters and receive the latest news in your e-mail inbox once a week. SIGN UP NOW!
View the latest eNews
Express Tuesday | Express Thursday | University Transit
Hazard Analysis: The Practice of Using Cell Phones While Operating a Transit Vehicle Examining system safety principles, available information in the public domain, recent transit incidents and policies.
More white papers
The full contents of Metro Magazine on your computer! The digital edition is an exact replica of the print magazine with enhanced search, multimedia and hyperlink features. View the current issue
Copyright © 2013 Metro Magazine. All Rights Reserved.