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Amtrak unveils new Trans-Hudson Gateway tunnel plan

Rail| February 8, 2011
The new tunnels would significantly increase commuter train capacity by allowing NJ Transit to add an additional 13 trains per peak hour into New York City and it would increase the number of Amtrak trains into New York City by eight per hour.

Washington, D.C. to Boston Amtrak derails

Rail| February 8, 2011
The low-speed derailment, which occurred just east of Penn Station around 12:25 p.m., forced Long Island Rail Road to cancel 16 of 125 eastbound trains and caused other delays during the P.M. rush
Rail| February 8, 2011

Amtrak, Senators push new Hudson rail project

Proposed rail expansion announced by Amtrak and Senators Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez to improve travel between New Jersey and New York City.

Motorcoach| February 2, 2011

Amtrak Cascades trains offer Wi-Fi

Service will remain free of charge during the introductory period, after which the policy will be reviewed based on customer demand and system performance.
Rail| January 31, 2011

Feds award $750K to Penn. for high-speed rail study

Will evaluate the feasibility of electrifying track between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, construction of dedicated tracks for passenger trains and major signal and switch improvements.
Rail| January 14, 2011

Operation Lifesaver launches Chicago safety campaign

The television safety campaign, targeting 18 to 34 year olds and Hispanic viewers, is aimed at preventing vehicle-train tragedies in the Chicago area, where crossing incidents increased in 2010.
Rail| January 11, 2011

Report identifies high-speed rail corridors with greatest ridership potential

Corridors connecting populous regions with large job centers, rail transit networks, and existing air markets were found to have the greatest potential to attract ridership.
Rail| January 6, 2011

METRO Blog: Quiet, the audience is listening!

I love going to the movies! Despite the high cost for tickets, and the ridiculous amount they charge you for concession stand items (I always bring a stash of Red Vines in my purse), I still love the whole experience of it — sitting in the dark watching the story unfold on the screen. From time to time, other things fill the theater like unwanted noise.
Rail| January 4, 2011

Amtrak holds annual train travel video contest

The contest is open to all college students in Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin for the chance to win more than $3,000 worth of prizes. Students can enter the contest by submitting a train travel-themed video by Feb. 28, 2011. Amtrak plans to use the winning video in future promotional campaigns.
Rail| December 17, 2010

Wis. rail advocates pursuing other proposals

Supporters are looking to push for increased Amtrak service and a commuter rail line now that high-speed rail plans are dead.

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