Join the many who will travel to Carbondale, Ill. to experience a total solar eclipse in August and take it easy by riding Amtrak while saving 30-percent on trips aboard the Illini or Saluki trains between Aug.16 and 22.
Amtrak is making several changes to the Saturday night departure times for Hiawatha trains traveling between Chicago and Milwaukee to give customers more time to enjoy dinner, concerts and sporting events.
Amtrak Hiawatha Service now has another great reason to travel by train on Saturdays between Chicago and Milwaukee: customers can now buy one fare for Saturday travel and get a companion fare half-off. That’s a round-trip for two for $75 on Saturdays.
The City of Chicago’s ambitious plans to modernize and transform Chicago Union Station and the surrounding West Loop area received a major boost today with the announcement by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Amtrak, Metra and the RTA that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Build America Bureau and the City of Chicago are entering into an Emerging Projects Agreement (EmPA), under which Chicago can work closely with USDOT with the ultimate goal of seeking up to $1 billion in federal funding for the project.
With less than a month until the first train pulls out of Denver’s Union Station, CenturyLink has joined Amtrak and Winter Park Resort to become the presenting sponsor of the weekend rail service from Denver to the base of Winter Park Resort, now formally known as the Amtrak Winter Park Express presented by CenturyLink. As part of the sponsorship, three cars and one locomotive will be wrapped in the CenturyLink brand and will be used as part of Amtrak California Zephyr service prior to the Winter Park Express’ inaugural journey on Jan. 7.
Amtrak and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) have competed this year’s construction season for Wolverine Service trains. Customers can again book travel with three complete round-trips daily, plus additional service on select days around the Thanksgiving holiday.
EMAP recognizes the ability of emergency management programs to bring together personnel, resources and communications from a variety of agencies and organizations in preparation for and in response to an emergency, in addition to obtaining the ability to measure those capabilities.