“Today’s Congressional hearing is part of the larger discussion on the need for a new surface transportation bill and is focused on identifying effective and innovative projects and activities that improve the safety of the travelling public.”
Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) today issued a request for proposals to build modern, state-of-the-art high-speed trainsets. The trainsets are essential to meeting Amtrak’s critical short-term need to expand the capacity of its current Northeast Corridor (NEC) high-speed service and meeting the long-term operational needs of both Amtrak and the Authority.
“Amtrak supports Secretary Foxx’s call to address the nation’s infrastructure deficit and develop a national transportation plan that links our roads and rails and ports into a safe, integrated and interconnected system.”
As part of Amtrak’s role in providing a critical transportation link to this year’s Super Bowl, and through an agreement with its partners at New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit), select Amtrak Northeast Regional and Keystone Service trains will be permitted to make special stops at NJ Transit’s Secaucus, New Jersey, transfer station prior to and following the Super Bowl.
Amtrak Guest Rewards members will earn one free Acela roundtrip for every three qualifying Acela roundtrips (or six one-ways), and one free round trip for every two qualifying Northeast Regional, Hiawatha Service or Amtrak Cascades roundtrips (or four one-ways) taken between now and March 1.