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Amtrak Unveils New Look on National Network Locomotives

April 15, 2022

WASHINGTON – The first Amtrak locomotive to carry a new paint scheme is traveling from California to Delaware, giving the public a glimpse of a new look as it makes its way to more Amtrak trains in the years to come. Read More

 

Amtrak moves to seize control of Union Station

April 14, 2022

Amtrak is using eminent domain to try to seize control of Union Station, a move that the passenger railroad said is necessary to realize long-planned expansion and modernization of the nation’s second-busiest train hub. Read More

 

Amtrak and PENNDOT to Restore Most Keystone Service

April 8, 2022

PHILADELPHIA – In coordination with state partners at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, beginning Monday, April 25, Amtrak is adding additional Keystone Service trains (operating between Harrisburg, Philadelphia and New York) in response to anticipated increased demand. Two new weekday trains will also be added and on the weekends, all pre-pandemic Philadelphia to Harrisburg service will be fully restored. Read More

 

For Amtrak, 4 Challenges to Implementing IIJA Funds: OIG

April 5, 2022

Amtrak will face four main challenges as it modernizes and expands service with a minimum of $22 billion in Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) funding, according to the Amtrak Office of Inspector General (OIG). Read More

 

More are supporting passenger rail line that would link Forth Worth to New York

April 4, 2022

Official support is coming in for a proposed I-20 passenger rail service line that would run between Fort Worth and Atlanta. Read More