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August 2014

Amtrak Extends Michigan Summer Schedule Through September

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Services and Schedules, Travel August 26, 2014

Amtrak will continue to operate trains on a modified schedule for the Wolverine Service and Blue Water routes through the end of September as it completes infrastructure improvements in West Michigan. The track and signal work will result in improved reliability, a smoother ride and the future extension of 110 mph Amtrak service between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo.

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Amtrak and Illinois DOT to Expand Pets Program to a Second Downstate Route

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Services and Schedules, Travel August 4, 2014

Amtrak and the Illinois Department of Transportation (Illinois DOT) are adding the Chicago-Champaign-Carbondale route of the Illini and Saluki trains to a pilot project that allows travelers to bring their pets along on trips to and from Chicago and Downstate Illinois. Small pets have been carried between Chicago and Quincy on Illinois Zephyr and Carl Sandburg trains since April, with almost 20 small animals safely transported.

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