Monthly Archives

April 2014

Amtrak Offers Fare Sales for Summer Travel

| April 24, 2014

Amtrak is expecting heavy ridership as the summer season approaches and travelers head to the rails for vacations. Make the best out of your rail vacation and ride Amtrak routes for a complete experience of train travel across the U.S.

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Amtrak Celebrates Earth Day with Repowered Locomotives that Reduce Diesel Emissions

| April 22, 2014

Amtrak is doing more to solidify its energy efficiency and highlighting a project this Earth Day that replaces the engines in two locomotives with new energy-efficient generator sets at terminals that switch railcars between trains and in shop facilities. The newly-repowered Generator Set “GenSet” locomotives are now used daily in Washington, D.C. Amtrak previously began using GenSet locomotives in Los Angeles, Oakland and Chicago.

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Amtrak and Partners Advance Planning for New Susquehanna River Rail Bridge

| April 14, 2014

Amtrak, in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), has launched a preliminary engineering study for rehabilitation or possible replacement of the 108-year-old Susquehanna River Rail Bridge. The study will comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and examine various alternatives while considering environmental and historical impacts to the community.

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Northeast Corridor is an Economic Engine

| April 7, 2014

A new report details how the Northeast Corridor (NEC), carrying 750,000 daily Amtrak and commuter passengers, is a critical national asset, an economic engine for the U.S. and contributes about $50 billion a year to the national economy.

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Amtrak Recruiting and Hiring Veterans

| April 3, 2014

Amtrak is actively recruiting the thousands of veterans who are returning to civilian life and inviting them to bring their leadership, strong work ethic and hightech skills to America’s Railroad®, said President and CEO Joe Boardman, a Vietnam veteran.

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