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April 2014

Amtrak Celebrates Earth Day with Repowered Locomotives that Reduce Diesel Emissions

By | News, Sustainability April 22, 2014

Amtrak is doing more to solidify its energy efficiency and highlighting a project this Earth Day that replaces the engines in two locomotives with new energy-efficient generator sets at terminals that switch railcars between trains and in shop facilities. The newly-repowered Generator Set “GenSet” locomotives are now used daily in Washington, D.C. Amtrak previously began using GenSet locomotives in Los Angeles, Oakland and Chicago.

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Amtrak and Partners Advance Planning for New Susquehanna River Rail Bridge

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Safety, Travel April 14, 2014

Amtrak, in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), has launched a preliminary engineering study for rehabilitation or possible replacement of the 108-year-old Susquehanna River Rail Bridge. The study will comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and examine various alternatives while considering environmental and historical impacts to the community.

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