In the News

Stay up to date on newsworthy issues impacting Intercity Passenger Rail across the county.

 

Boston to Montreal by rail? New overnight sleeper train from Canada to New England proposed

September 7, 2022

DURHAM, N.H. — Officials in Canada are renewing previously-derailed plans to launch an overnight passenger train running from Montreal to New England. Read More

 

Commuter Tunnel Under the Hudson Won’t Be Finished Until 2035

August 31, 2022

Eight years ago, the head of Amtrak warned that the century-old rail tunnel connecting New Jersey to Midtown Manhattan would have to be shut down in some form by 2034 to address the ravages of age and Hurricane Sandy. Read More

 

Ridership on Amtrak’s Virginia Routes Hits All-Time High

August 30, 2022

RICHMOND — The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority (VPRA) and Amtrak announced today that ridership on its state-supported trains hit an all-time high in July with more than 110,000 passengers traveling. This is an increase of 28.9 percent over June of 2022 and an increase of 19.8 percent over pre-pandemic ridership in July of 2019. Read More

 

Americans are ready for high-quality passenger rail

August 20, 2022

America should always lead the way in technology and infrastructure — and that means Americans shouldn’t have to look abroad to see world-class passenger rail. But for far too long, our country has struggled to maintain our existing railways, let alone prepare for the future. Read More

 

USDOT announces $233 million in state-of-good-repair funding

August 19, 2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation yesterday awarded more than $233 million to 11 projects in eight states to improve intercity passenger-rail service. Read More