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Delaware manufacturing executive charged in Amtrak bribery case  The News Journal

A former First State Manufacturing executive has been indicted on bribery charges. The company is owned by a 2012 candidate for lieutenant governor.

The News Journal
Penn Station upgrades planned after NJ Transit repays Amtrak $182M  New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

The New Jersey and national railroads say they'll cooperate on a number of Northeast Corridor upgrades, including changes at New York Penn Station.

New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio
Rail to Twin Cities draws closer look from Amtrak  Duluth News Tribune

The country's largest interstate passenger rail provider was in Duluth last week, exploring *service* possibilities for the proposed line between the Twin Ports and ...

Duluth News Tribune
Penn Station Upgrade Promised in Amtrak-NJ Transit Spending Deal  Bloomberg

New Jersey Transit has paid Amtrak $182 million, ending an almost two-year dispute started by former Governor Chris Christie over maintenance of shared ...

Amtrak, NJ Transit Reach Agreement For Improvements  WCBS 880

Amtrak and NJ Transit have reached a deal that they say should give riders a better experience. WCBS 880's Peter Haskell explains. AddThis Sharing Buttons.

WCBS 880
Court OKs Amtrak conductor's suit alleging 18 years of bias  HR Dive

Amtrak must face some of the bias claims brought by a former conductor who alleged that she was subjected to misconduct for about 18 years, a federal district ...

HR Dive
BART, Amtrak assess building new shared transbay crossing  San Francisco Chronicle

BART and Amtrak are teaming up on assessing the possibility of building a second Bay Area crossing, one that would give passengers a “one-seat” ride on the ...

San Francisco Chronicle
Amtrak increases daily weekday service to Norfolk  WTKR News 3

The Amtrak Northeast Regional will offer two weekday departures from Norfolk to give customers more convenience for travel to Washington, D.C., and the ...

WTKR News 3
Amtrak trains could serve Long Island  Times Union

Albany. Some Metro-North commuter trains serving the New Haven line could arrive at Penn Station instead of Grand Central, under an agreement between the ...

Times Union
Amtrak modifies service ahead of predicted snowfall  Turn to 10

Amtrak announced Thursday that it has modified services for the weekend in anticipation of the storm. "Anyone planning to travel should check their train status ...

Turn to 10
Amtrak, South Shore trains canceled, Metra on modified schedule through Thursday  Chicago Sun-Times

Most Amtrak trains to and from Chicago are canceled, and Metra modified the schedule of most of its lines Thursday due to the extreme cold.

Chicago Sun-Times
Amtrak passenger charged after allegedly threatening conductor with gun  Meriden Record-Journal

MERIDEN — A Bridgeport man faces charges after allegedly threatening an Amtrak conductor with a gun during a dispute over ticket fares. Charles Young, 34 ...

Meriden Record-Journal
Amtrak Cancels Trains to and From Chicago Wednesday  NBC Chicago

Amtrak trains scheduled to and from Chicago Wednesday were canceled, the company said Tuesday night. Extreme weather conditions and an abundance of ...

NBC Chicago
WV MetroNews Manchin urges Amtrak to look at private train policies - WV MetroNews  West Virginia MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is asking Amtrak to re-examine its policies due to the negative effects on the Collis P. Huntington ...

West Virginia MetroNews
Amtrak train headed to GR breaks down Tuesday night  WOODTV.com

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (WOOD) — Passengers on the Pere Marquette Amtrak Train 370 were stopped Tuesday night near St. Joseph due to an issue with the ...

Amtrak’s New York-to-D.C. Fixes Leave Biggest Worries Unresolved  Bloomberg

Along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, roughly $3.4 billion in improvements are underway to bring faster, more reliable *service* to the busiest rail route in the U.S. ...

Amtrak is dismantling 30th Street Station's iconic flipping board  Billy Penn

The change is because the sign was not ADA compliant.

Billy Penn
Amtrak Wants to Send 'Real People' on Its Most Scenic Long-distance Routes for Free  Travel+Leisure

Amtrak is looking for creatives to join its social media residency program, giving the lucky winners the chance to embark on round-trip travel across Amtrak's ...

Amtrak engineer injured in collision  Herald Palladium

THREE OAKS — An Amtrak engineer received minor injuries when his train struck a truck caught on the tracks between the crossing gates in Three Oaks on ...

Herald Palladium
The latest: Amtrak plans to be back to full schedule Monday  The Providence Journal

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the winter storm moving across the country (all times local):3:15 p.m.Amtrak says it expects to have all of its trains back on a full ...

The Providence Journal
Amtrak train catches fire at SoDo rail yard  KIRO Seattle

An Amtrak train caught fire in a SoDo yard rail Friday morning.

KIRO Seattle
Editorial: Amtrak should drop opposition to New River Train  Huntington Herald Dispatch

Amtrak has a base of loyal customers that many other businesses would love to have. Unfortunately for Amtrak, that base is too small. On top of that, much of its.

Huntington Herald Dispatch
Amtrak halts Chicago service, affecting Empire Builder route in St. Paul  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Frigid conditions Wednesday led Amtrak to cancel all train *service* to and from Chicago, including the Empire Builder that serves St. Paul's Union Depot.

St. Paul Pioneer Press
First look at Amtrak's new amenity space in revamped Moynihan Train Hall  6Sqft

New renderings, as well as additional details, were released this week of Amtrak's new amenity space in Moynihan Train Hall. ClubAcela is getting rebranded as ...

Amtrak meeting, depot dedication set for Wednesday in Tomah  La Crosse Tribune

Amtrak will be front and center in Tomah Wednesday. The new Amtrak depot in Tomah will be dedicated at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13. Later that evening ...

La Crosse Tribune
No passengers injured in pair of Amtrak incidents  Herald Palladium

CHESTERTON, Ind. — An Amtrak train heading from Chicago to Grand Rapids with a stop in St. Joseph hit an unoccupied vehicle on the tracks in Indiana late ...

Herald Palladium
Monday marks one year since the fatal Amtrak train crash in Cayce  Abccolumbia.com

CAYCE, S.C. (WOLO) – It's been one year today since the fatal Amtrak train crash in Cayce that killed two people and injured over 100 passengers. The National ...

Amtrak backtracks on proposed fencing project  Hudson Valley 360

Amtrak has withdrawn its application to install fencing along the Hudson River in Columbia and Dutchess counties to allow time for revisions, the company ...

Hudson Valley 360
Amtrak addresses Hartford Line overcrowding by limiting advance sales - Hartford Courant  Hartford Courant

In response to persistent overcrowding on afternoon trains Amtrak trains on the CTrail Hartford Line, Amtrak has begun limiting advance ticket sales through its ...

Hartford Courant
Amtrak train hits unoccupied vehicle on track in Indiana  WNDU-TV

An Amtrak train from Chicago to Grand Rapids, Michigan, hit an unoccupied vehicle on the track in Indiana, but no passengers or crew were injured.

Amtrak, new bus service ridership are up in Virginia  WTOP

WASHINGTON — Virginia saw higher than expected usage over the past year of Amtrak routes and a new intercity bus *service* connecting the D.C. region to ...

Amtrak pulls back on Hudson River fencing plan  Times Union

ALBANY — Amtrak is pulling back on plans to fence off portions of its rail tracks along the Hudson River in Rensselaer, Columbia and Dutchess counties.

Times Union
Amtrak’s flash sale takes 30% off spring and summer fares  Los Angeles Times

Amtrak will take 30% off rail tickets for spring and summer travel nationwide, but only through Thursday. One-way sale fares on coach seats from Los Angeles ...

Los Angeles Times
Amtrak to add another service out of Norfolk  WAVY-TV

NORFOLK, Va (WAVY) -- Amtrak announced Friday they will be adding another *service* between Norfolk, other cities in the Commonwealth and the northeast ...

Amtrak Coastal Starlight train hits, kills person in Paso Robles  San Luis Obispo Tribune

The Amtrak Coastal Starlight train hit and killed an unidentified pedestrian on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, according to Paso Robles police.

San Luis Obispo Tribune
Are you 'real' enough to win a free deluxe trip on Amtrak?  AZCentral

The train travel company is searching for up to eight social media influencers who will receive a free round-trip ticket on a long-distance route.

Amtrak has a major strength amid government shutdown airport delays  INSIDER

Amtrak is traditionally unfavored by lawmakers and the general public.

Driver suffers only minor injuries after Amtrak train hits truck in New Kent  Richmond.com

A man suffered only minor injuries after the truck he was driving was struck by an Amtrak passenger train in New Kent County.

Amtrak forgot trains aren't planes  Washington Examiner

PITTSBURGH — For nearly a quarter of a century Amtrak's Capitol Limited has taken me from my beloved hometown to Washington, D.C. Sometimes for fun, ...

Washington Examiner
Schumer, Residents Call For Action On Amtrak West Side Access Plan  CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Commuters and Sen. Chuck Schumer are delivering a strong message for Amtrak to step up and finish a crucial project. Schumer ...

CBS New York
Amtrak crashes 17 hours apart | News  The Herald Argus

CHESTERTON – A pair of Amtrak trains on routes between Michigan and Chicago were involved in crashes in Northwest Indiana this week after striking ...

The Herald Argus
Additional Amtrak service coming to Norfolk  WTKR News 3

Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine announced that the Monday, March 4th, debut of a second Amtrak train *service* serving Norfolk will help to avoid ...

WTKR News 3
Fix Amtrak? Fix its Board first  RailwayAge Magazine

Apparently, only as a fortunate consequence of the partial federal government shutdown, the U.S. Senate returned to the Administration its three proposed ...

RailwayAge Magazine
Amtrak to restore service Monday  WHP Harrisburg

After the weekend storms swept through the area, cancelling many Amtrak trains, *service* will resume normally on Monday. Any passengers will questions about ...

WHP Harrisburg
Amtrak canceling most train service for WNY on Sunday  WIVB.com - News 4

Amtrak has announced delays and cancelations ahead of this weekend's snow storms.

WIVB.com - News 4
Amtrak passengers will also be bus passengers; one day only  KFVS

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - Amtrak passengers traveling on the Carbonale, Illinois line to Chicago can expect to also hitch a bus ride. Due to track ...

Philly's Amtrak split-flap board is temporarily coming to Strasburg railroad museum  LancasterOnline

After months of uncertainty, the famous split-flap board guiding Amtrak riders in Philadelphia for decades is being dismantled and temporarily moved to a ...

Salena Zito column: Amtrak forgot trains aren't planes  Richmond.com

PITTSBURGH. For nearly a quarter of a century, Amtrak's Capitol Limited route has taken me from my beloved hometown to Washington. Sometimes for fun ...

Amtrak taking bids to replace decades old passenger cars  WTOP

While Amtrak awaits arrival of its new Acela trainsets, it is moving forward with plans to replace its fleet of 470 passenger cars primarily used on the Northeast ...

Amtrak cancels trains in and out of Chicago  WSIL TV

WSIL -- Late Tuesday, Amtrak canceled all trains to and from Chicago for Wednesday and most on Thursday due to the cold weather.

Development permit signals progress at site near Amtrak's North Philly station  Philly.com

The developers seeking to revitalize the blighted area around Amtrak's North Philadelphia station into a new complex of homes, research labs, and offices have ...

Ohioan busted with 17 pounds of cannabis on Amtrak  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — An Ohio man in in the Knox County jail on drug charges related to a cannabis bust.Dylan R. Patrick, 21, Middletown, Ohio, has been charged ...

Galesburg Register-Mail
Glenview approves spending another $105,000 to oppose Amtrak Hiawatha project  Chicago Tribune

The Glenview Board of Trustees approved Tuesday allocating $105000 from the 2019 budget toward continued opposition to the Amtrak Hiawatha project.

Chicago Tribune
You Can Take Amtrak Across the Country for Free if You're Good With Social Media  Lifehacker

Amtrak is reintroducing free ride residencies for people who have a special knack for social media—and they swear they don't mean “influencers.”

Storm continues to impact Amtrak service through Central Coast  KSBY San Luis Obispo News

The Pacific Surfliner Amtrak train that runs up and down California through the Central Coast reported a number of weather-related delays Sunday. The train ...

KSBY San Luis Obispo News
Amtrak Passenger Injury In Truckee Remains Mysterious  Reno Public Radio

Last May, 22-year-old Aaron Salazar was found severely injured along the train tracks in Truckee. While his recovery continues, Amtrak has released little.

Reno Public Radio
Bribery plot involving shabby seat cushions gets ex-Amtrak employee a year in prison  Philly.com

A former Philadelphia-based procurement officer for Amtrak was sentenced on Friday to one year and a day in federal prison for funneling $7.8 million in ...

Amtrak standoff results in arrest  Benson News Sun

An hours long standoff resulted in arrest of one individual Monday in Benson after officers removed a wanted man from an eastbound Amtrak passenger train.

Benson News Sun
Newton: One dead after train, vehicle accident - News  Dodge City Daily Globe

PEABODY — Steven D. Holdren, 67, is dead after his Jeep was struck by a passenger train at Remington and 80th road Near U.S. 50 in Marion County.

Dodge City Daily Globe
All Aboard for Savings With Santa Barbara Car Free 2019 Take the Train Specials  Noozhawk

Santa Barbara Car Free Project invites visitors to show their train tickets in Santa Barbara County and enjoy savings on fun experiences now through Dec. 31.

To benefit riders, Sandusky shifts its Greyhound bus stop  Sandusky Register

New location closer to downtown, within transit hub and offers better connectivity with other area transportation options. SANDUSKY — Sandusky officials sniffed ...

Sandusky Register
Amtrak wants to bring passenger rail back to Rockford  WREX-TV

Amtrak says it's interested in doing business in Rockford, and bringing passenger rail back to the area.

Letter: ‘Low ridership’ forecasts for HSR may be off track  The Mercury News

Low ridership was also forecast for BART, Caltrain, ACE and SMART -- all the standees might dispute that result.

The Mercury News
Rising Waters Are Drowning Amtrak's Northeast Corridor  Bloomberg

By the middle of this century, climate change is likely to punch a hole through the busiest stretch of rail in North America. Parts of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor ...

Weapons, money, drugs found in home of Milan man accused of fraud  MLive.com

MILAN Mich. -- FBI agents say they found homemade explosive devices, drugs and more than $50,000 cash in the home of a Milan man accused of wire fraud, ...

Iconic indeed, will Amtrak's split-flap sign remain?  Penn: Office of University Communications

With Amtrak's long-standing 30th Street Station split-flap schedule board on the chopping block, sending Philadelphia commuters into a tizzy and prompting ...

Penn: Office of University Communications
Wisconsin Rail Enthusiasts Keep Pursuing East-West Regional Train  WUWM

The Wisconsin Association of Railroad Passengers, a railroad passengers group with nearly 700 members, is trying to steer the idea of a second daily Amtrak.

'I feel guilty about flying. Help!' » Yale Climate Connections  Yale Climate Connections

Advice for a reader who is worried about the climate impact of air travel.

Yale Climate Connections
Can Wichita get Amtrak train service back? Backers’ hopes ride on next year  The Wichita Eagle

Restoring Amtrak passenger rail *service* to Wichita is a top issue for Wichita. Sedgwick County's not on board, but that could change because of last month's ...

The Wichita Eagle
Lawmaker pushes for LIRR station in Queens  Newsday

A federal lawmaker is calling on the MTA to make good on a promise made two decades ago to build a Long Island Rail Road station in western Queens as part ...

PAPD investigates aggravated robbery  KFDM-TV News

PAPD:"On February 9, 2019 at 5:51 p. m. Officers with the Port Arthur Police Department responded to the 1900 block of Marshall Avenue in reference to an ...

Life-threatening cold heads toward Chicago; many schools, businesses to close Wednesday  WGN TV Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the double-digit subzero temperatures forecast for the city are life threatening and "not to be taken lightly.".

WGN TV Chicago
Rail News - South Florida RTA restructures senior management team. For Railroad Career Professionals  Progressive Rail Roading

The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) yesterday announced a senior management team restructuring that includes several promotions.

Progressive Rail Roading
Columnist Karen Gardner: Trusting in science means believing in climate change  GazetteNET

I'm headed north on Amtrak's Auto Train having just left the Sunshine State for my home in Massachusetts. As I work on this month's column, I'm feeling very ...

'Rail guy' Giulietti is Lamont's transportation 'game changer'  Hartford Business

Joe Giulietti was chosen as commissioner of the Department of Transportation to jumpstart Gov. Lamont's ambitious high-speed rail plans. The challenges he ...

Hartford Business
Is Amtrak becoming like the airlines?  USA TODAY

Rail riders have started to note “airline creep” working its way into Amtrak's policies, pricing, fees and *service*.

What's Up With Amtrak?  Forbes

I interviewed Marc Magliari, who is Amtrak's spokesperson for 23 states, to talk about what's going on with Amtrak. To watch the full interview, watch the YouTube ...

Addiego's party defection  Politico

Good Tuesday morning! Is it the “Dawn” of a new era in Trenton. Story Continued Below. Republican State Sen. Dawn Addiego, presumably seeing the writing ...

Whitmer says roads, education in crisis; touts tuition plan  nbc25news.com

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday identified two major crises facing Michigan — aging infrastructure and a lagging education system ...

Amtrak train strikes dump truck stalled out on tracks in West Virginia, causes fuel leak  WJLA

On Monday night, for the second time in just over a month, the DC to Chicago overnight train hit a truck that got stuck on the tracks. The most recent incident ...

Philly Rallies to Save its Amtrak Station Flip Board  CityLab

Amtrak's 30th Street Station was slated to lose its iconic “split-flap” display. But Philadelphians had other ideas.

Takano, 38 other California reps, call on Amtrak to stop union-busting plan in Riverside  Press-Enterprise

A letter sent to the head of Amtrak – now signed by 39 members of California's congressional delegation – strongly rebukes the rail *service's* “union-busting” ...

Three Ultra-Luxury Sleeping Options On Amtrak - Part 3  Forbes

In this article, we look at six sleeping options on Amtrak. Three are standard sleeping accommodations and the other three are ultra-luxury options. You'll be ...

There’s an easier way to board trains, so why doesn’t Amtrak do it?  Washington Post

Head to Union Station any time during the busy holiday season, and you're likely to encounter a familiar ritual: scores of train passengers shuffling into long, ...

Washington Post
Holiday travelers thankful for their lives after Amtrak cars split from train  CNN

Hundreds of passengers on an Amtrak train that became disconnected had quite a story to tell around the Thanksgiving table.

Two charged in alleged double-dipping scheme to collect pay from Metro and Amtrak  Washington Post

Two men have been arrested on felony charges for a double-dipping scheme in which they collected pay from both Metro and Amtrak, both over a period of ...

Washington Post
Review Of A Train Ride Across America On Amtrak - Part 1 - Acela Express  Forbes

I traveled from NY to DC to Chicago to Portland using Amtrak. I tried first-class, business class and coach. I ate their meals. I even showered. How was the ...

Amtrak makes financial gains but safety issues persist  Washington Post

Amtrak cut its annual operating losses by nearly half last year while improving customer *service* — cleaner restrooms and better training for those who deal with ...

Washington Post
Unions protest at South Station over possible outsourcing of Amtrak jobs  The Boston Globe

Dozens of Amtrak employees and their supporters rallied in front of South Station Monday morning to protest changes to the rail company's dining *service*, and ...

The Boston Globe

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The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, is a passenger railroad service that provides medium- and long-distance intercity service in the contiguous United States and to nine Canadian cities.Founded in 1971 as a quasi-public corporation to operate many U.S. passenger rail services, it receives a combination of state and federal subsidies but is managed as a for-profit organization. Amtrak's headquarters is located one block west of Union Station in Washington, D.C.Amtrak serves more than 500 destinations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces, operating more than 300 trains daily over 21,400 miles (34,000 km) of track. Amtrak owns approximately 623 miles of this track and operates an additional 132 miles of track. Some track sections allow trains to run as fast as 150 mph (240 km/h).In fiscal year 2017, Amtrak served 31.7 million passengers and had $3.3 billion in revenue, while employing more than 20,000 people. Nearly 87,000 passengers ride more than 300 Amtrak trains on a daily basis. Nearly two-thirds of passengers come from the 10 largest metropolitan areas; 83% of passengers travel on routes shorter than 400 miles (645 km).The name Amtrak is a portmanteau of the words America and trak, the latter itself a sensational spelling of track.