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New York, New Jersey sign agreement on state funding for Northeast Corridor projects

July 7, 2022

The governors of New York and New Jersey have signed an agreement detailing how the two states will fund their portion of the Northeast Corridor’s Gateway bridge and tunnel projects. Read More


The battle that will determine the future of American passenger rail

July 6, 2022

Months after Washington approved billions to significantly expand Amtrak’s footprint across the country, an early attempt at growth has reached an impasse in a test case that could define the American rail network for a generation. Read More


Amtrak Maple Leaf Travelers Can Now Buy Tickets to and from Toronto with Service Set to Resume

June 27, 2022

NEW YORK – Amtrak, in conjunction with VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail), NYSDOT and other federal agencies, today announced the resumption of service to Toronto via the Maple Leaf train on Monday, June 27 with tickets now available via, the Amtrak app, Amtrak ticket desks and kiosks, and through 1-800-USA-RAIL. Travelers departing from Canada can also book their tickets at, and through 1-888-VIA-RAIL. Read More


Governor Wolf Announces Commonwealth, Norfolk Southern Operating Agreement to Expand Western Pa. Passenger-Rail Access

June 27, 2022

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) have reached an agreement to expand passenger rail access in western Pennsylvania. The milestone follows a February 2022 announcement that the parties would jointly examine opportunities to eliminate chokepoints and improve Pennsylvania’s rail system to better permit freight and passenger trains to operate together Read More


Amtrak names Harris as president

June 23, 2022

WASHINGTON — Amtrak has once again split the positions of chief executive officer and president, with CEO Stephen Gardner announcing the appointment of Roger Harris as president and the promotion of Gerhard (Gery) Williams to executive vice president, service delivery and operations. Read More


Amtrak Orders Fifty More National Network Locomotives

June 23, 2022

WASHINGTON – Another 50 locomotives – made in the U.S. and cleaner, faster, and more fuel efficient than predecessors – have been ordered by Amtrak from Siemens Mobility, which worked with Amtrak to design this locomotive series for another major investment in our long distance services, the backbone of our National Network. Read More