Amtrak Empire Builder trains will operate on a modified schedule, starting April 15, with most of the change affecting passengers between St. Paul, Minn., and Portland, Ore., or Seattle.
“Amtrak applauds the Alliance for American Competitiveness (AFAC) for bringing increased attention to how improved transportation infrastructure is essential to our nation’s economic growth, job creation and global competitiveness.”
Amtrak invites America to celebrate the many benefits trains bring to the nation at the seventh annual National Train Day on May 10, 2014. Trains are an integral part of daily American life and connect communities, provide jobs and economic development, support local businesses and attract funds for infrastructure improvement. From big cities to small towns, coast to coast and border to border, trains matter.
Train travel is an even better option this spring for Amtrak Guest Rewards® members who can earn even more points toward free travel and other rewards with the “Double Days” promotion.
In its FY 2015 budget request to Congress, Amtrak is seeking a change in federal passenger rail investment and warns that continuation of current funding levels leave Northeast Corridor infrastructure vulnerable to a bigger, costlier and far more damaging failure than anything yet seen.
Amtrak announces a three-day sale on select destinations on its popular Northeast Regional train service. Passengers can take advantage of low one-way rail fares for travel between New York and Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Boston.
During 2014, Amtrak plans to move forward on key improvement projects, including continued installation of positive train control safety technology, the start of major construction to upgrade Northeast Corridor high-speed rail and expansion of station accessibility for passengers with disabilities.
“A well-planned passenger rail train station like this is one of the best investments a community can make as it seeks to expand its appeal as a place for tourism and business investment and also cultivate civic pride.