Monthly Archives

June 2013

Amtrak Sponsors New York City Pride Festival

| June 27, 2013

Amtrak announced today that it is an official sponsor of NYC PRIDE 2013 (June 28-30), one of the largest LGBT events in the nation. Amtrak will have a presence at NYC’s Pride Fest on Sunday, June 30, on Hudson Street between Abingdon Square and West 14th Street from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Amtrak Commits to Hire More Veterans

| June 26, 2013

Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman is announcing today that America’s Railroad® is setting a goal of 25 percent of new hires to be veterans by 2015. Sen. Joe Manchin, Rep. Jeff Denham and Michael L. Rhodes with the Office of the Secretary of Defense will join him at a ceremony to announce this hiring initiative and unveil a locomotive to honor veterans.

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Amtrak Names Michael Logue Chief Safety Officer

| June 24, 2013

As chief safety officer, Michael will be responsible for planning, directing and overseeing the safety activities and standards of Amtrak departments to achieve continuous improvement in employee and passenger safety, including the railroad’s Safe-2-Safer behavior-based cultural safety program.

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Amtrak Completes Niantic River Bridge Replacement Project

| June 24, 2013

Amtrak has completed the three-year Niantic River Bridge Replacement Project which provides improved operational reliability for rail passengers along the Northeast Corridor with increased train speeds, less disruption to the boating community and expanded beach access to area residents.

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An Amtrak train exits the north tube of the Hudson River Tunnel on its way to New Jersey from New York

Limited Federal Investment Limits Northeast Corridor Infrastructure

| June 7, 2013

The reduced level of federal investment in Northeast Corridor (NEC) infrastructure has resulted in a cumulative degradation of its components, nearing the loss of asset functionality and decreased reliability of the system that threatens the successful continuity of passenger rail operations, Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman told a Congressional committee today.

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