News Releases

2016
Aug 20 SPRC News Release - Amtrak CEO Selection Download
Aug 02 Hoosier State Train Improvements Celebrate Anniversary, Increased Ridership and Revenue Link
2015
Jun 18 SPRC Supports Bipartisan Passenger Rail Legislation Download
Mar 06 SPRC Comments on Indiana's Decision to Stop Sponsoring the Hoosier State Download
Mar 06 Indiana DOT: Hoosier State Passenger Rail Service to End April 1 Link
2014
Nov 25 Amtrak Delivers Strong FY 2014 Financial Results Download
Sep 25 NARP-Coalition Files "Friend of Court" Brief Defending Passenger Rights Link
Jul 10 In Memoriam: Ken Uznanski Download
May 04 States for Passenger Rail Coalition Mourns Representative Jim Oberstar Download
Mar 21 States for Passenger Rail Coalition Comments on the Proposed Amtrak Budget DownloadLink
Mar 18 AMTRAK FY 2015 BUDGET REQUEST SEEKS CHANGE IN FEDERAL PASSENGER RAIL INVESTMENT Link
Jan 21 Request for Consultant Services Download
Jan 14 Amtrak's Boardman: U.S. transportation funding needs to address national priorities Link
Jan 10 Virginia, Norfolk Southern sign pact to return Amtrak service to Roanoke Link
2013
Oct 30 Without aid, Amtrak could exit rural America Link
Oct 30 Political party labels aside, Americans want to ride Amtrak Link
Oct 30 Advocates lay out plan for high-speed rail in Chicago, Midwest Link
Oct 29 Amtrak exec: Time to move beyond ticketing to mobile experiences Link
Oct 28 Amtrak Chief: Northeast Corridor Vulnerable to Disruption Link
Oct 28 Infrastructure: Where Bipartisanship Works Link
Oct 28 Amtrak routes through western Kansas and elsewhere are in jeopardy Link
Oct 28 Amtrak rolls on 40 years later, destination still uncertain Link
Oct 28 Italy’s train wars: The long, winding road of competition Link
Oct 28 Without federal aid, Amtrak could leave rural areas behind Link
Oct 26 WisDOT looks into adding another passenger rail in La Crosse Link
Oct 25 North Carolina's Passenger Trains Enjoy Continued Growth Link
Oct 22 Amtrak’s Boardman: “In the final estimate, we are one industry” Link
Oct 22 Will the U.S. Ever Get High-Speed Rail Anywhere? Link
Oct 15 Amtrak and State Partners Reach Agreement to Preserve All Corridor Routes Link
Oct 14 Amtrak Sets Ridership Record and Moves the Nation's Economy Forward DownloadLink
Oct 14 Amtrak update: Fire burn, cauldron bubble Link
Oct 08 Amtrak Names Mark Murphy As General Manager, Long-Distance Services Link
Oct 03 Amtrak and NYSDOT Reach Passenger Rail Agreement Link
Sep 30 Amtrak To Continue Operating In The Event Of A Short-Term Federal Government Shutdown DownloadLink
Sep 30 $8.9 Million TIGER 2013 Grant to Vermont for Western Corridor Rail Rehabilitation Link
Sep 20 Railroads Need Flexibility in Hitting Positive Train Control Deadline, GAO Report Finds Link
Sep 17 As Deadline Approaches, Amtrak’s Indy-Chicago Line Faces Cuts Link
Aug 18 Amtrak considers expanding regional routes Link
Jan 10 NH legislative panel resurrects Boston-Nashua-Concord commuter rail study Link
2012
Nov 13 FEC All Aboard Florida to offer exciting train service from Miami to Orlando Link
Sep 15 New lease gives life to rail plans, Passenger service to get lift with $200M in upgrades Link
Jun 13 NJ transportation chief: 'We're still in vision stage' for Amtrak's proposed 'Gateway' tunnel project Link
2011
Jun 23 Statement from SPRC Chair Paula Hammond on House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Passenger Rail Proposal Download
Jun 23 State Rail Coalition weighs in on House T&I Committee's passenger rail proposal Download
May 04 National Train Day highlights importance of passenger rail Download
Feb 08 National rail coalition supports proposed federal spending on high-speed rail Download
2010
May 27 Texas Joins States For Passenger Rail Coalition National Membership Leaps To 32 States Download
May 15 State Rail Coalition asks Congress to provide strong support for passenger rail in 2011 Download
May 07 State Rail Coalition Marks Celebration of National Train Day Download
Jan 29 States for Passenger Rail Coalition Applauds President Obama For Historic Commitment to Passenger Rail Expansion Download
Jan 28 New Hampshire Joins States for Passenger Rail Coalition: Membership Now Totals 31 States Download
2009
Dec 19 Statement on Appointment of Representative LaHood As USDOT Secretary Download
Nov 09 Rail Coalition Takes Issue with Report on Passenger Rail Subsidy Costs Download
May 04 Rail Coalition Marks Celebration of National Train Day Download
Apr 16 Coalition Chair Briefed On New Funding At Special White House Guidance Session Download
Mar 17 Coalition Sees Unprecedented Benefit In Stimulus Funds for Passenger Rail projects Download
2008
Dec 18 Rail Coalition Mourns Passing of Paul M. Weyrich Download
Nov 17 Congress Urged to Commit Funds for Rail in Stimulus II Download
Feb 05 Coalition Seeks Full Funding From Congress: 2009 White House Budget Derails Progress Amtrak Has Made Download