Yearly Archives

2017

Statement from Amtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson

By | Company News and Statements, News, Safety December 22, 2017

WASHINGTON – “The installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) on the required routes nationwide will make our whole railroad network safer. Amtrak has been a committed PTC leader – prioritizing, completing and activating installation across the parts of the network that we control even as others in the industry have opposed the PTC mandate and worked to delay it.

“It is imperative that the rail industry urgently work together to get PTC activated on the national network as soon as possible – and certainly by the December 2018 federal deadline, if not before.”

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Amtrak Service Disruption South of Seattle

By | Company News and Statements, News, Services and Schedules December 18, 2017

Amtrak Cascades Train 501, operating from Seattle and Portland, derailed south of Tacoma, Wash. There were approximately 80 passengers and five crew members on board.
Service from Seattle to points north and east is continuing to operate. Amtrak Cascades Trains 504 and 509 are cancelled. 502 will be cancelled on Tuesday, Dec. 19. No alternate transportation will be available.

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Amtrak to Discuss Cascades Train 501 Incident in Washington

By | Company News and Statements, News, Services and Schedules December 18, 2017

Amtrak will host a media conference call on Monday, Dec. 18 at 12:15 p.m. PT with Richard Anderson, Amtrak President and co-Chief Executive Officer to discuss the incident with Amtrak Cascades Train 501, operating from Seattle and Portland, which was derailed south of Tacoma, Washington. On the call, Anderson will give a brief overview on the incident. You may join the conference five minutes prior to its start.

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Amtrak Selects Development Team to Partner in Baltimore Penn Station Redevelopment

By | Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News December 14, 2017

Financial negotiations and project scoping underway

BALTIMORE – Amtrak has selected Penn Station Partners, a Baltimore-based team with global expertise, to negotiate a master development deal for Baltimore Penn Station and neighboring Amtrak-owned properties. The team is comprised of Beatty Development Group, Armada Hoffler Properties, Cross Street Partners, Gensler, WSP USA, Network Rail Consulting and Mace Group among others.

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Wick Moorman To Step Down As Amtrak Co-CEO, Assume Role Of Senior Advisor

By | Company News and Statements, News December 14, 2017

WASHINGTON – Effective Dec. 31, Wick Moorman will step down from the co-CEO position and assume the role of senior advisor, starting Jan. 1, 2018.

“The Board is grateful for Wick’s significant contributions since he joined the company, and we are pleased that he is continuing to serve as a senior advisor,” said Tony Coscia, Chair of the Amtrak Board of Directors.

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