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Beth Toll

Stephen Gardner Named Amtrak President as Part of New Leadership Structure

By | Company News and Statements, News November 30, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn announced that Stephen Gardner has been appointed President, effective Dec. 1, 2020. Gardner’s appointment is part of a broader set of actions taken under Flynn’s leadership, working with the Board of Directors, to ensure that Amtrak is well positioned for success in fiscal year 2021 and beyond.

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Amtrak Offers 50% Savings for Annual “Track Friday Sale”

By | News, Sales and Deals, Travel November 27, 2020

WASHINGTON – For customers planning travel this winter and beyond, Amtrak has launched its fifth annual “Track Friday Sale” offering half off fares with prices as low as $15. Customers can save up to 50% beginning Friday, Nov. 27 through Monday, Nov. 30 for future travel between Dec. 8, 2020, and April 30, 2021, on select trains nationwide including the Acela, Northeast Regional, Empire Builder, Amtrak Cascades and many other popular routes throughout the country.

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Take Amtrak to visit the City of Brotherly Love

By | News, Sales and Deals November 16, 2020

Book a Philadelphia escape now and get 50% off your Amtrak tickets. Amtrak and VISIT PHILADELPHIA® are partnering to help travelers relax, play and reconnect now and throughout the winter months for travel to Philly at a reduced price from several cities in the Northeast including New York, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Boston and New Haven.

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Amtrak Police and California Operation Lifesaver recognize Lodi cop who rescued a man stuck on railroad tracks

By | News, Safety September 29, 2020

The Amtrak Police Department (APD) today presented a Lodi, California Police Officer with the prestigious “Life Saving Medal” for her swift and heroic actions that saved a man’s life within seconds of being hit by an oncoming freight train. Officer Erika Urrea, a 14-year veteran of the force, was honored at the Lodi Police Station during an award ceremony hosted by APD and California Operation Lifesaver, a non-profit railroad safety education organization.

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“Operation Clear Track” Goes Virtual for Largest Rail Safety Program in the U.S. and Canada

By | News, Safety September 22, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Amtrak Police Department, Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI), first responders and railroads across the U.S. and Canada are delivering virtual simultaneous rail safety messages as part of “Operation Clear Track,” the single largest rail safety education initiative across the U.S. and Canada during Rail Safety Week, September 21-27.

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Amtrak Partners with Waze to Announce Global Rollout of Railroad Crossing Alerts

By | News, Safety August 12, 2020

Amtrak has partnered with Waze, the platform bringing together communities on and off the road, to announce a new feature that will provide alerts to users approaching a railroad crossing. This feature is unique to Waze and puts drivers’ safety first, helping them return to the roads by highlighting the potential risks associated with driving over railroad crossings.

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