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Amtrak long-distance capacity to remain tight through 2023

November 16, 2022

WASHINGTON — Amtrak’s Vice President of Long-Distance Service, Larry Chestler, said the company will be without more than a tenth of its equipment for those operations during the current fiscal year, which began in September. Read More

 

LOSSAN Board Appoints Jason Jewell as Managing Director

November 15, 2022

ORANGE, Calif., Nov. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Jason Jewell is appointed Managing Director of the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency, the second busiest intercity passenger rail corridor in the nation. Read More

 

Amtrak to expand service between New York City and Albany

November 15, 2022

Amtrak will be adding two new weekday trains to its busy schedule between New York City and Albany starting Dec. 5, offering more options to passengers traveling to either destination or to points between in the Hudson Valley. Read More

 

USDOT, White House Promote Infrastructure Workforce

November 10, 2022

The Biden administration recently launched initiatives designed to connect individuals with careers associated with infrastructure. Read More

 

FRA launches passenger long-distance study site

November 1, 2022

WASHINGTON —The Federal Railroad Administration has launched a website for comments leading to an evaluation of long-distance service Amtrak had previously discontinued, as well as its two current triweekly routes, the New Orleans-Los Angeles Sunset Limited and the New York-Washington-Cincinnati-Indianapolis-Chicago Cardinal. Read More

 

Amtrak, freight railroads ask for still more mediation in Gulf Coast case

November 1, 2022

WASHINGTON — The parties involved in the fight over Amtrak Gulf Coast service want to make one more effort to settle the matter without resuming their hearing before the Surface Transportation Board. Read More

 

U.S. transportation secretary rides train on eroding Del Mar bluffs. ‘It just doesn’t meet today’s needs’

October 25, 2022

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg joined local elected and transit agency officials for a 30-minute train ride Tuesday that took them over the eroding coastal bluffs in Del Mar. Read More