Amtrak has a long history of providing career opportunities to veterans as well as active military members and is participating in a “Hiring Our Heroes” job fair today at Los Angeles Union Station in partnership with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and a host of other organizations.
Passengers riding the Amtrak Adirondack train north of Albany will once again have the unique opportunity to experience the spectacular view of New York State’s fall foliage season when the historic ‘Great Dome’ rail car is making a special five-week return appearance through Oct. 29.
Train travel is an even better option this fall for Amtrak Guest Rewards® members who can earn even more points towards free travel and other rewards with the “Double Days” promotion.
The first of three Michigan track improvement phases for the 2013 construction season begins on Sept. 9. While the projects will cause some delays and modified schedules, the result will be upgraded tracks and more reliable service for Amtrak Wolverine Service trains as part of the Accelerated Rail Program being carried out by Amtrak for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).
Amtrak recently joined the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) as part of the railroad’s efforts to contribute to the nation’s environmental health by improving energy efficiency, reducing fossil fuel consumption and attracting more automobile and airline travelers to passenger rail.
The Illinois Department of Transportation and Union Pacific Railroad are performing the last of three phases of 2013 upgrades to Illinois’ signature high-speed route, Chicago-St. Louis, for future 110 mph operation of Amtrak Lincoln Service trains.
Amtrak, Caltrans and Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority will use Rail Safety Month in September as a kickoff to their year-long “Be Track Smart” rail safety campaign, which offers facts and safety tips to reduce injuries and fatalities near railroad crossings and tracks.