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Former Amtrak President/CEO Boardman dies

Management & Operations| March 7, 2019

“He leaves a lasting legacy that includes public service and making passenger rail transportation better for millions of people."

Amtrak names ex-Norfolk Southern chief as new CEO

Rail| August 19, 2016

Charles W. "Wick" Moorman comes to Amtrak after more than 40 years at NS where he rose from management trainee to CEO and chairman of the Board of Directors.

Security and Safety | October 7, 2015

Rock fences that may prevent derailment not used in Vermont

The fences are installed in known rock-slide areas and are designed to send signals if they are hit with debris, Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman said.

Security and Safety | June 4, 2015

Amtrak's CEO pledges to implement PTC in wake of crash

The technology was already installed on tracks Amtrak owns in the Northeast Corridor from Boston to Washington, but it wasn't in operation when Amtrak Northeast Regional train 188 entered a curve in Philadelphia at 106 mph on May 12.

Rail| November 26, 2014

Amtrak reports record revenue

Covered 93% of its operating costs with ticket sales and other revenues, up from 89% the year before. In addition, Amtrak’s unaudited federally funded operating loss of approximately $227 million was the lowest level since 1973.
Management & Operations| October 2, 2014

Amtrak adding new amenities to Hoosier State service

The addition of the amenities is effective immediately. Amtrak is demonstrating its capabilities while it continues to operate this service under an Indiana Department of Transportation contract extension through Jan. 31, 2015.
Government Issues| May 7, 2014

Hudson River rail tunnels have up to 20 years left, Amtrak says

A $12.4 billion project to replace the Hudson tunnels, which would have more than doubled the number of peak-time runs, to 48 trains per hour, was canceled by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in 2010.
Rail| April 23, 2014

Amtrak unveils 'GenSet' locomotives

The newly-repowered locomotives are now used daily in Washington, D.C. The engine configuration helps reduce diesel fuel consumption by about 50% and produces fewer pollutant emissions.
Government Issues| March 19, 2014

Amtrak's 2015 budget calls for more federal investment

Is requesting $1.62 billion in federal capital and operating support, an increase of approximately 16% from FY 2014 federal appropriations.
Government Issues| March 12, 2014

Amtrak to install PTC, upgrade high-speed corridor in 2014

Also plans to expand station accessibility for passengers with disabilities, with continuation of existing construction work at eight stations in three states and new construction activities at 21 stations in eight additional states.
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