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Amtrak announces new contest via Facebook

Rail| July 14, 2010
The goal of "Create our Contest Contest" is to actively engage Amtrak's customers through social networking.

Amtrak's Downeaster receives $35M in ARRA funds

Rail| July 7, 2010
Construction on the project is expected to begin as early as July 6, 2010, and will continue over the next 28 months. The expanded service is expected to increase ridership, improve connectivity and balance passenger flow.
Rail| June 17, 2010

Amtrak to spend $115M to rebuild infrastructure

The ARRA funding will go toward improving tracks, buildings and control systems in Chicago.
Rail| May 12, 2010

Group calls for Congress to raise high-speed rail allocation

Coalition asks for $4 billion appropriation and also seeks full funding of Amtrak at $2.6 billion.
Rail| May 7, 2010

Illinois creates high-speed commission

The resolution creating the Commission, Senate Resolution 806, defines the group's mission as "recommending the best governmental structure for a public-private partnership to design, build, operate, maintain and finance a high-speed rail system for Illinois and the Midwest."
Rail| April 13, 2010

Amtrak: On pace to break ridership record

The 13.6 million passengers who rode on Amtrak trains during the first two quarters of FY 2010 (October 2009 - March 2010) contributed to a 4.3 percent increase over the same period the prior year. It also is about 100,000 more riders than the 13.5 million posted in FY 2008, which turned out to be Amtrak's best ridership year in company history when America's passenger railroad carried 28.7 million passengers.
Rail| April 7, 2010

Amtrak advancing PTC installations

To accomplish the self-imposed and accelerated timeline, Amtrak will submit a PTC Implementation Plan to the Federal Railroad Administration by April 16, as required by law, and is now designing the build-out of its existing PTC system along the Northeast Corridor.
Rail| March 30, 2010

Amtrak to operate Metrolink trains

The final agreement includes an initial four-year operating contract with the potential for two additional three-year extensions. Amtrak is to provide the train and engine crews required to operate the locomotives and railcars owned by Metrolink.
Rail| March 24, 2010

Amtrak reorganizing to advance high-speed rail

Will focus on Northeast Corridor and conduct the necessary planning activities required to provide: a major reduction in trip times between Washington, D.C. and New York and New York and Boston; a significant increase in the number of train frequencies; and determining the feasibility of increasing top speeds up to 220 mph.
Rail| March 18, 2010

Amtrak joins Twitter

By monitoring and “listening” to Twitter conversations about Amtrak, the rail provider seeks to better respond to passenger comments and service-related inquiries, provide updates on service enhancements and post information on promotions and events.

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