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Amtrak joins Twitter

Rail| March 18, 2010
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.

Amtrak Acela line intros Wi-Fi

Rail| March 2, 2010
Initially offered as a complimentary service, AmtrakConnect is available to every passenger onboard Acela Express both in Business and First class seating.
Rail| February 12, 2010

Calif. launches train safety campaign

Campaign is focused on 18 to 34-year-olds, who make up more than one-third of all railroad-related pedestrian casualties.
Rail| February 2, 2010

Amtrak to conduct Mich. HSR improvement study

Will examine all infrastructure needs and costs required to allow for 110 mph train service along the corridor including any upgrade of tracks, bridges, signal systems, highway-rail grade crossing warning devices and stations as well as analyze freight and passenger train operations.
Rail| January 12, 2010

Amtrak to make major upgrades in 2010

Plans include replacing and expanding fleet of locomotives and passenger railcars with the purchase of several hundred single-level and bi-level long distance passenger railcars and more than a hundred locomotives.
University| January 11, 2010

Web Extra: Amtrak brings rail travel closer to Vt. college

Historical, restored station less than one mile away from campus now available for students to catch the “Ethan Allen Express” rail service.
Rail| January 6, 2010

AECOM joint venture awarded $18M N.J. contract

Early construction is expected to begin during late spring 2010. The replacement bridges are slated for completion in 2017.
Rail| January 6, 2010

Biden voices support for rail

Vice President cites airport delays, road congestion, volatile fuel prices, increased environmental awareness, and a need for links between growing communities as reasoning.
Rail| December 29, 2009

Conn. puts $6M into Positive Train Control system

The funding will pay for the preliminary engineering work necessary for a PTC system, which the federal government has mandated be in widespread use by 2015.
Rail| December 10, 2009

Amtrak adds capacity, breaks Thanksgiving record

Comparing Thanksgiving 2009 to Thanksgiving 2008, there was a 5.5 percent increase in ridership on the Northeast Corridor, a 2.9 percent increase on state-supported trains and other short distance corridors, and a 4.7 percent increase on long-distance trains.

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