More communities in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee now can connect to Amtrak trains in Chicago and Indianapolis using buses operated by Greyhound Lines, Inc. People and businesses in Nashville, Tenn., and Gary, Ind., are now able to more easily access the Amtrak national network to meet their travel needs.
In preparation for the Amtrak Vermonter service that is being rerouted through the Knowledge Corridor starting Dec. 29, Amtrak has been actively reaching out to local authorities and meeting with community groups and schools in an effort to raise public visibility on rail safety awareness.
Amtrak is the Official Railroad Partner of the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®, an outdoor hockey game that will take place on Jan. 1 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. America’s Railroad® is also a proud supporter of the USA Warriors Game Powered by Amtrak on Jan. 2.
Amtrak and Veterans Advantage continue to show their support of military veterans by expanding the 15 percent discount to include same-day travel and extending benefits to immediate family members. The new benefits go into effect on Jan. 15, 2015.
Amtrak, in partnership with the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), has completed a project to expand and improve the public address and electronic passenger information display systems (PIDS) at Washington Union Station. The $2.2 million project was primarily funded under the MTA-Amtrak Joint Benefit Program.
Amtrak is adding 12 additional Wolverine Service trains between Michigan and Chicago to provide expanded December and January holiday travel options. Amtrak will offer an additional eastbound and westbound Wolverine Service train daily between Chicago and Ann Arbor from Dec.26 through Jan. 4.
Amtrak announced today that Amtrak Vermonter service to the Knowledge Corridor will start on December 29, 2014, with stops in Greenfield and Northampton, Mass. Tickets are now available for purchase.
Congress should focus on ways to unlock intercity passenger rail’s potential by providing predictable, dedicated funding to develop and implement capital investments for the Northeast Corridor (NEC) and other rail corridors between America’s major metropolitan areas, Chairman of Amtrak’s Board of Directors Anthony R. Coscia testified today before a U.S. Senate committee.