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June 2013

Amtrak Sponsors New York City Pride Festival

By | News 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

By | Company News and Statements, News 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 President and CEO Joe Boardman on Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Proposed FY 2014 Funding

By | Company News and Statements, News June 25, 2013

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee proposed FY 2014 funding level for Amtrak of $1.45 billion is a realistic and workable number. It recognizes the need for federal investment to operate and maintain the Amtrak national network, and to keep the Northeast Corridor the safe and reliable economic engine that it is today.

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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

By | Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News 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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