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Jason Abrams

Amtrak Northeast Sale Offers BOGO Free Companion For Saturday Summer Travel

By | News, Sales and Deals, Travel May 15, 2019

WASHINGTON – With temperatures heating up in the Northeast, Amtrak is making it easier to enjoy the warm weather and weekends with your favorite travel partner through its “Saturday BOGO Sale.” The sale offers customers one free adult ticket, with the purchase of one adult ticket for Saturday travel throughout the Northeast Corridor (between – and within – Washington, D.C., and Boston.) and the option to travel conveniently and affordably on the Northeast Regional (NER) or experience upscale amenities on the Acela.

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Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT Continue Partnership with $31 Million Northeast Corridor Infrastructure Investment

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News May 14, 2019

NEW YORK – Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT today announced a joint $31 million investment to improve railroad infrastructure along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) in New Jersey and to conduct renewal work throughout spring and summer 2019 as part of their ongoing partnership. The work, which will lead to improved conditions for travelers, will be conducted throughout the state from the north end with projects at Newark Penn Station and Portal Bridge to the southern portion of the state with projects in Trenton. This extensive work and significant financial investment serve as the latest example of the cooperative relationship between NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak to enhance the customer experience for both commuter and intercity rail customers.

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METRO BREEZ and Amtrak Downeaster Partner to Promote Public Transportation Options

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Travel May 13, 2019

PORTLAND, MAINE –Greater Portland Metro and the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) have announced a partnership to improve the promotion of public transportation options between the towns of Portland, Freeport, and Brunswick, locations that are currently served by both METRO BREEZ and the Amtrak Downeaster.

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Amtrak Continues Multimillion Dollar Infrastructure Renewal Program at New York Penn Station

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Safety, Services and Schedules, Travel May 2, 2019

NEW YORK – Amtrak will continue its Infrastructure Renewal program at New York Penn Station this summer by performing state of good repair work on JO railroad interlocking which directs Amtrak, Long Island Rail Road and NJ TRANSIT trains heading east and west from the East River Tunnels.

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Statement from Amtrak Board Chair Tony Coscia and Amtrak President & CEO Richard Anderson

By | Company News and Statements March 7, 2019

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Joe Boardman.

“Joe, during his tenure as FRA Administrator, Amtrak Board Member and Amtrak President & CEO, was a tireless advocate for passenger rail and the nation’s mobility. During his eight years at the helm, Joe helped the company make significant progress in reducing our debt, improving our infrastructure and raising our cost recovery performance.

“He leaves a lasting legacy that includes public service and making passenger rail transportation better for millions of people.”

Governor Murphy, Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT Announce Financial Settlement, Enhancements for Commuters In and Out of New York Penn Station

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News February 13, 2019

NEW YORK – At a press conference in New York Penn Station, Governor Murphy, Amtrak Board Chairman Tony Coscia, and NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Kevin Corbett today announced the finalizing of a financial settlement that paves the way to ongoing and future improvements to the infrastructure, customer experience, and safety of our customers. The press conference also shared updates on several joint projects, including Penn Station, critical infrastructure projects, and safety, showcasing a commitment to collaboration and improving the customer experience to the traveling public.

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Amtrak Announces Agreement with New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Benefiting Commuters and Visitors

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Services and Schedules, Travel February 1, 2019

NEW YORK – The Amtrak Board of Directors has approved an agreement with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to advance two key proposed initiatives: Metro-North commuter rail service to and from New York Penn Station and Amtrak intercity passenger rail service to and from Long Island.

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Amtrak Offers 30 Percent Savings on its Long Distance and State Trains

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Sales and Deals, Travel January 28, 2019

WASHINGTON – It’s time to sit in comfort, and not traffic for your spring, summer and holiday travel with Amtrak’s latest flash sale on long distance and state supported trains, exclusively available at Amtrak.com. Starting Monday, Jan. 28 through Thursday, Jan. 31, customers can take advantage of the low prices from the sale, celebrate “National Plan for Vacation Day” on Tuesday, Jan. 29, and book travel across the entire national network.

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Amtrak Completes Design of Premium Customer Space at Moynihan Train Hall

By | Commuter and State Partners, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Travel January 23, 2019

WASHINGTON – Amtrak has reached a key milestone in its plan to enhance the customer experience at its future home in the Moynihan Train Hall with the completion of planning and design for its premium passenger space, the Metropolitan Lounge (formerly ClubAcela) by releasing artist renderings of the space. The Metropolitan Lounge will serve Amtrak’s premium customers, providing them with added amenities and a high-quality passenger experience.

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