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May 9, 2023

Amtrak Advances Plans for New Maintenance Facilities

New procurement announcement provides industry partners time to prepare their bids

WASHINGTON – Amtrak has announced multiple upcoming procurement packages for new support facilities in Seattle, Boston, New York City, and Washington, D.C. These new and renovated facilities will improve trainset maintenance and repairs, inspection and cleaning for Amtrak’s existing and future fleet, including new Acela, Amtrak Airo and Long Distance trains.

“These modern maintenance facilities are an essential part of Amtrak’s plans to introduce new state-of-the-art passenger trainsets around the country,” said Amtrak Vice President, Project Delivery Fleet and Facilities, Norman Forde. “Thanks to funding provided by the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA), Amtrak can upgrade our existing rail yards with modern facilities that feature additional working space and enable more efficient maintenance practices.”

In addition to these four maintenance facilities, additional sites are also planned. That includes one in Philadelphia currently in procurement with an active Request for Proposals. Each site will house various facilities, such as:

  • Heavy Maintenance: Major extended repairs and overhauls
  • Maintenance & Inspections: Routine maintenance, inspections and refueling
  • Service & Cleaning: Routine maintenance and inspections, cleaning and utility access

Additional information is available in the “Advance Notice to the Construction Industry” published on Amtrak’s Procurement Portal, which interested companies are encouraged to regularly monitor for the latest updates.

The publication of Advance Notices helps alert potential proposers to upcoming procurement opportunities, providing companies with lead time to prepare their bids and establish relationships, including participation from Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms. It also helps to increase competition and improve the quality of proposals. Amtrak will continue this approach for other construction projects as it advances work to effectively deliver on its historic infrastructure investment portfolio.

For More Information

W. Kyle Anderson
MediaRelations@Amtrak.com
Amtrak Contact
202 906.3820

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About Amtrak’s Historic Infrastructure Investments

Amtrak is leading a new era of passenger rail, investing in modern trains, enhanced stations, new tunnels and bridges, and other critical infrastructure upgrades. We’re enhancing the customer experience across the country, improving safety and reliability, driving economic development, reducing trip times, expanding capacity, advancing accessibility and promoting a more sustainable future.

Traditionally known as a passenger rail operator, today Amtrak is also a major construction company executing the largest capital program in Amtrak’s history. With over $50 billon of capital investments in planning and development, these historic investments are made possible by the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) enacted in 2021.

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