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Amtrak joins FRA ‘Close Call’ program

Rail| September 13, 2010
Amtrak is the fourth railroad to join the Confidential Close Call Reporting System. Under the program, employees can report “close call” incidents that did not result in an accident without fear of sanction or penalty from the railroad or the federal government.

Northeast corridor rail service severely impacted

Rail| August 24, 2010
Both Amtrak and New Jersey Transit experienced power problems while a fire inside a control tower near Jamaica, N.Y., burned equipment used to control track switches at the nearby train hub.
Rail| August 17, 2010

NJ Transit requesting $885M from FRA

Agency seeking support to improve trip times, reliability and capacity on the Trenton to New York section of the corridor owned by Amtrak.
Bus| August 10, 2010

Amtrak breaks ground on Ill. transportation center

The estimated $43.3 million multimodal center project in Normal, Ill. was completely funded by a $22 million TIGER grant, FTA grants, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity grants, and bonds issued by the Town of Normal.
Rail| August 5, 2010

L.B. Foster to equip New England rail group

Company landed a $5.3 million contract by the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority to supply 5,561 tons of rail for the Downeaster-Portland North Project.
Rail| July 27, 2010

Amtrak to purchase 130 new railcars

The five-year, $298.1 million contract is being awarded to CAF USA, which is creating 575 jobs to perform manufacturing and final assembly work at its plant in Elmira, N.Y. The first car is scheduled to roll off the assembly line in October 2012.
Rail| July 14, 2010

Amtrak announces new contest via Facebook

The goal of "Create our Contest Contest" is to actively engage Amtrak's customers through social networking.
Rail| July 7, 2010

Amtrak's Downeaster receives $35M in ARRA funds

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.

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