He will play a pivotal role in providing critical federal investments for advancing intercity and high-speed passenger rail projects that enhance service, improve reliability, expand capacity, reduce trip-times and increase speeds.
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.
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.
Book travel using promotional code V646 beginning on July 1 to Aug. 29, and take advantage of a special one-way $5 fare for children ages 2-15 to travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to and from any North Carolina destination.
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.
The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and Amtrak announce more than 70,000 passengers have traveled on the passenger rail service route between Washington, D.C., and Norfolk.
As chief safety officer, Michael will be responsible for planning, directing and overseeing the safety activities and standards of Amtrak departments to achieve continuous improvement in employee and passenger safety, including the railroad’s Safe-2-Safer behavior-based cultural safety program.
Amtrak has completed the three-year Niantic River Bridge Replacement Project which provides improved operational reliability for rail passengers along the Northeast Corridor with increased train speeds, less disruption to the boating community and expanded beach access to area residents.
With the temporary bridge nearly in place over the Skagit River and Interstate 5 soon back in business, the additional Washington State Department of Transportation-sponsored Amtrak Cascades service between Seattle and Bellingham will be discontinued on Thursday, June 20.
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.