Monthly Archives

September 2014

Take Amtrak to the Wide Open Blue Grass Festival

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Sales and Deals, Travel September 19, 2014

North Carolina’s Amtrak and the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) are teaming up to offer music fans a chance to travel on America’s Railroad® to the annual Wide Open Blue Grass Festival in Raleigh, N.C., being held Sept. 30 to Oct. 4. The event is at the Raleigh Convention Center, which is within walking distance from the Amtrak Raleigh station.

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Amtrak Hosts “Civic Conversation” in Memphis on Rail Station Redevelopment and Restoration

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News September 11, 2014

To assist communities looking for ways to build, improve, redevelop or restore train stations and meet the growing demand for passenger rail service, Amtrak today is hosting its 11th Great American Stations event to share its expertise and experience with local leaders in the Mid-South.

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Take a Pledge to “Be Track Smart”

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Safety September 10, 2014

September is Rail Safety Month and Amtrak California and Caltrans are asking Californians to always practice safety when crossing train tracks. A giant rail safety pledge banner will make its way across the state throughout the month of September collecting pledges and signatures including those of local mayors and family members of those who have been killed in rail-related incidents.

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Amtrak Calls on Surface Transportation Board to Investigate Canadian National Railway

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, News September 2, 2014

In support of passengers, state partners and its own business operations, Amtrak is taking action to improve the on-time performance (OTP) of its trains that operate over tracks controlled by other railroads. Under federal law, Amtrak has a statutory right to preference in the dispatching of intercity passenger trains before freight trains.

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