Monthly Archives

January 2017

Amtrak Offers Upgraded High-Speed Wi-Fi at Baltimore Penn Station

| January 31, 2017

Travelers at Baltimore Penn Station can now enjoy improved high-speed broadband Wi-Fi, with enhanced connectivity and reliability. The newly-implemented Wi-Fi solution involves the replacement of technology that has been in service since 2010. Baltimore Penn Station is one of two stations across Amtrak’s national network, including Chicago Union Station, chosen to pilot these upgrades.

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Amtrak Names William Feidt Chief Financial Officer

| January 31, 2017

Amtrak announced today that William N. Feidt will join the company effective Feb. 6, 2017 as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Feidt will report to Amtrak President and CEO Wick Moorman and will be responsible for the company’s finance, treasury, accounting and control functions.

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30th Street Station District Plan Wins Prestigious National Award

| January 13, 2017

The 30th Street Station District Plan has been honored with the architecture industry’s most prestigious award – a 2017 Institute Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design from the American Institute of Architects. The District Plan was selected from more than 500 submissions from around the world.

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Mayor Emanuel, Amtrak and other Union Station Partners Announce Redevelopment Plan Designated as USDOT Emerging Project

| January 12, 2017

The City of Chicago’s ambitious plans to modernize and transform Chicago Union Station and the surrounding West Loop area received a major boost today with the announcement by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Amtrak, Metra and the RTA that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Build America Bureau and the City of Chicago are entering into an Emerging Projects Agreement (EmPA), under which Chicago can work closely with USDOT with the ultimate goal of seeking up to $1 billion in federal funding for the project.

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Amtrak Announces Streamlined Corporate Structure

| January 4, 2017

To increase organizational effectiveness, improve service to its 31 million customers and position itself for an even more competitive future, Amtrak today announced several management and organizational changes.

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