Amtrak is a presenting sponsor of the Capital Pride Festival’s Green Village where attendees can learn about energy-efficient travel and sustainability efforts at America’s Railroad®. The Capital Pride Festival will take place on June 8 in Washington, D.C.
Amtrak, Drexel University and Brandywine Realty Trust have selected Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), in association with Parsons Brinckerhoff, OLIN, and HR&A Advisors to develop a comprehensive joint master plan for the area around Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. The New York-based firm will start work immediately, bringing its deep experience in complex urban projects including the nearly complete Denver Union Station Redevelopment – the largest public transit project under construction in the United States – and other high-profile projects across the country and around the world.
Powered by a specially-painted locomotive celebrating veterans and showcasing the past, present and future of America’s Railroad®, the Amtrak Exhibit Train will be open for free tours during the Streamliners at Spencer (with paid event admission) railroad festival from May 29 to June 1. The event will be at the North Carolina Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, N.C.
Amtrak and The City of Needles recently celebrated the completion of the renovated El Garces Intermodal Transportation Facility in downtown Needles.
Track improvement work by Union Pacific Railroad (UP) in Missouri will cause Amtrak to use chartered buses to represent one of the daily Missouri River Runner trains between Kansas City and Jefferson City on a series of dates from May 16 through June 21.
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 Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Richmond, Va.
Amtrak has agreed to a request by BNSF Railway to temporarily detour the westbound Empire Builder (Train 7/27) in North Dakota to speed the improvement of BNSF infrastructure between Fargo and Minot, N.D. Chartered buses will cover the missed Amtrak stations in Grand Forks, Devils Lake and Rugby through Sept. 30, 2014.