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Siemens awarded $225M locomotive contract

Government Issues| March 18, 2014
The procurement is being done on behalf of the DOTs from five states: Illinois, California, Michigan, Washington and Missouri.

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

Government Issues| March 12, 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.
Rail| October 16, 2013

Amtrak, state partners negotiate to preserve all corridors

Amtrak is now poised to move forward with state partners to further expand and improve the intercity passenger rail network.
Rail| August 14, 2013

July best ridership month ever for Amtrak

Year-over-year ridership in July grew 4.8% to more than 2.9 million passengers, an all-time record for most passengers in one month.
Government Issues| June 12, 2013

Amtrak chief: Reduced NEC investment having negative results

Joseph Boardman said the federal government's de-capitalization of NEC assets leads to rapidly increasing degradation of ride quality, reliability and the ability to support major improvement projects.
Rail| March 19, 2013

Amtrak names chairman of the board

Anthony R. Coscia, an Amtrak board member since June 2010, and current chairman of its audit and finance committee, succeeds departing board chairman Thomas C. Carper whose term on the board expires this month.
Rail| January 9, 2013

Amtrak expands NEC high-speed service

Adding a new weekday Acela Express round-trip between New York and Washington, D.C., beginning on Jan. 28. The service will also make stops in Baltimore, Wilmington, Del.; Philadelphia, and Newark, N.J., and offer reserved Business Class and First Class service options.
Rail| December 20, 2012

Amtrak to acquire high-speed trains for NEC

In early 2013, Amtrak will issue a Request for Information to formally start the process that will replace the existing 20 Acela Express train sets and add additional train sets to expand seating capacity and provide for more frequent high-speed service on the NEC.
Rail| July 3, 2012

Environmental study planned for Northeast Corridor

Environmental Impact Statement to evaluate potential passenger rail improvements between Washington, D.C. and Boston.
Rail| April 11, 2011

Amtrak hits 17th consecutive month of ridership growth

Comparing the first six months of FY 2011 (October to March) to the same time period in FY 2010 shows ridership is up 5.9 percent, or 802,745 passengers. In addition, during that same period ridership has increased on all three of Amtrak's major business lines: Northeast Corridor up 3.9 percent, state-supported and other short distance corridors up 7.7 percent, and long-distance trains up 5.3 percent.
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