October 16, 2013
Amtrak is now poised to move forward with state partners to further expand and improve the intercity passenger rail network.
September 25, 2013
The estimate that Amtrak provided in May to keep the Hoosier State passenger rail service in operation is $2.963 million annually. Divided among each one-way passenger, this is approximately $80 in government support for each $24 ticket.
June 12, 2013
Springfield Mayor Mike Houston told U.S. transportation subcommittee representatives that continued state and federal support for city rail consolidation is critical for Springfield’s economy.
February 6, 2013
A federal law passed in 2008 requires the state to pay for rail routes less than 750 miles, which includes Amtrak's Pennsylvanian, at about 440 miles. The state has until October to decide whether to pay the $5.7 million to keep the service.
December 12, 2012
Now offering service between Norfolk and Washington, D.C. This is the first time passenger rail service has been offered in south Hampton Roads since 1977.
November 14, 2012
All Aboard Florida, a company proposing passenger rail service between Miami and Orlando, would build a big new train station in Miami with tracks elevated on a platform four stories up. The company also plans to build similar stations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.
September 19, 2012
The Indiana Gateway Project will receive $71.3 million. Improvements include track reconfiguration and track and signal upgrades, all of which will help improve service reliability while creating jobs and relieving congestion. Virginia will receive $74.8 million to continue development of the Southeast High-Speed Rail Corridor.
August 22, 2012
In his new position, Paul Skoutelas provides leadership and strategic direction to the Transit & Rail Technical Excellence Center with a focus on growing the firm’s transit and rail business, enhancing marketing capabilities and strengthening client relationships.
July 3, 2012
Based on recommendations from General Passenger Safety Task Force. Interested parties are invited to submit comments on the proposed rule by Aug. 27, 2012.
February 29, 2012
There has been no Amtrak passenger rail service in region since 2005, when Hurricane Katrina caused damage to part of the Sunset Limited Route from New Orleans to Jacksonville.
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