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Marc Magliari

Another view of Unit 309

Amtrak Orders Fifty More National Network Locomotives

By News, Sustainability

Together with the initial order of 75 locomotives, the 125 diesel-electric units are an important part of Amtrak’s sustainability initiative and are considerably more environmentally-friendly than their 1990’s predecessors. They reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide by more than 89 percent and particulate matter by 95 percent, while consuming less fuel than the locomotives being retired and reaching a greater top speed, 125 mph.

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People standing on Greenwood station platform

Amtrak Greenwood, Miss., Station Upgrade Celebrated

By Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News

To date Amtrak has completed 168 ADA station related projects as part of the ADA Stations Program with 20 stations brought into ADA compliance last fiscal year for $85 million. Another 41 stations are targeted for completion this fiscal year at a forecasted investment of $125 million. Our program is advancing 120 station designs and 40 station construction projects as part of Amtrak’s ongoing commitment to providing accessibility for all of our customers.

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Amtrak Plaque Presentation to CP

Amtrak Recognizes CP as Best Performing Host Railroad

By News, Services and Schedules

Amtrak President and CEO Stephen J. Gardner this week congratulated Canadian Pacific (CP) for earning an industry-leading “A” grade for the sixth consecutive year on the annual Amtrak Host Railroad Report Card, which ranks freight railroads for keeping Amtrak trains on-time. Gardner presented the host railroad award to CP President and CEO Keith Creel at Amtrak Chicago Union Station.

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Amtrak Fiscal Year 2021: Amidst Continuing Coronavirus Pandemic, Grew Ridership and Revenue and Introduced New Projects and Initiatives for the Future

By Company News and Statements, News

Amtrak successfully advanced its COVID-19 recovery efforts throughout its 50th Anniversary fiscal year, through continued safety measures for customers and employees, increased train service levels in line with growing demand and continued building a strong foundation for modernization and growth. With announcements of our largest order for new trains in decades, the opening of new stations, the addition of new customer services and amenities, and our proposals for new corridor service in up to 160 communities, Amtrak put in motion key initiatives to support an enhanced national rail network capable of serving more people in more places with better service.

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