“The federal funding announced today makes it possible to Amtrak to begin construction this summer on a project to preserve a pathway for two new rail tunnels into New York that are critical for the future mobility and economic growth of the entire Northeast region.”
Amtrak California passengers traveling with bicycles can reserve onboard bike rack space free of charge beginning June 1, 2013 when booking travel on Pacific Surfliner trains.
More than 250 communities in every state celebrated the importance of trains to their town at National Train Day on May 11, 2013, a record for the annual event conceived by Amtrak six years ago.
To help travelers pass the collapsed Skagit River Bridge severing Interstate 5, the Washington state-sponsored Amtrak Cascades train service will provide two extra train trips daily between Seattle and Bellingham. This third, temporary round trip will depart Seattle at 8:15 a.m. and depart Bellingham at 5:15 p.m.
To assist travelers affected by yesterday’s I-5 highway bridge collapse in Skagit County, Amtrak Cascades will add one round trip route between Seattle and Bellingham, Wash., in the coming weeks.
The Amtrak board of directors is extending the contract of President and CEO Joe Boardman for his achievements in improving the operational and financial performance of America’s Railroad®, and to provide continuity of leadership critical to the ongoing implementation of the company’s strategic plan.
Amtrak is expecting heavy ridership as the summer season kicks off and passengers head to the rails for their family vacations.
The operation of long distance trains is a core federal responsibility since 1971 and a federally-funded national system is the best way to keep costs low, provide customer choices that build ridership and develop economies of scale, Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman told a Congressional committee today.
mtrak, the City of Hope, Ark. and the Texas Eagle Marketing and Performance Organization (TEMPO) will formally celebrate the commencement of Amtrak Texas Eagle service with a celebration this Saturday, May 18.