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Amtrak Fiscal Year 2020: Prioritized Customer Safety, Advanced Infrastructure and Fast-Tracked Technology

By | Company News and Statements, News | November 23, 2020

WASHINGTON – Amtrak has worked steadily over the past fiscal year to prioritize customer safety, advance infrastructure and fast-track technology improvements even as the ongoing pandemic caused a devastating drop in ridership and revenue. Amtrak quickly pivoted to handle this unprecedented challenge and ensure customers and employees remained healthy, while also continuing to focus on improving intercity passenger rail for the future.

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Capitol Corridor Implements Temporary Reservation Requirements for the Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Period

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, News, Travel | November 11, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – To safely manage an expected increase in travelers on the Capitol Corridor train route around the Thanksgiving holiday, reservations will be required on trains that travel between Auburn/Sacramento and San Jose, California. Reservations are also required on connecting bus routes serving San Francisco, Reno, South Lake Tahoe, Santa Cruz, Napa, and other Northern California destinations. Capitol Corridor customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book early.

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Statement from Amtrak President & CEO Bill Flynn on Biden Administration

By | Company News and Statements | November 7, 2020

“Amtrak looks forward to working with President-elect Biden and Congress. To get the economy moving and help Amtrak and our employees through this unprecedented situation, Congress must act now on pandemic relief and economic stimulus funding which enables Amtrak to recall furloughed employees, restore service frequency on long-distance and state-supported routes, and make investments that will advance critical capital projects such as bridges and tunnels on the Northeast Corridor and new equipment, infrastructure improvements and major station upgrades throughout our network.

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Amtrak: Delivering a New Standard of Travel

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, News, Safety, Services and Schedules, Travel | November 3, 2020

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is leading the way by setting a new standard of travel with enhanced safety and cleaning measures. In an effort to simplify and safeguard the travel experience, several cleaning, contact-free and convenience measures have been implemented into every part of the customer journey — from time of booking to the moment of arrival.

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Gearing Up for The First Distanced Holiday Season, Amtrak Recommends Booking Thanksgiving Tickets Early

By | Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, News, Safety, Services and Schedules, Travel | October 13, 2020

This Thanksgiving travel season, Amtrak is ready to help customers travel safely and comfortably to reconnect with friends and family. Amtrak is delivering a new standard of travel that includes enhanced cleaning protocols, contactless amenities, social distancing on board and in stations, required face coverings and sophisticated air filtration. Amtrak customers can avoid traffic and enjoy free Wi-Fi on most trains, plenty of leg room and no middle seat.

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Americans Continue to Strongly Support More Rail and Public Transit

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, News | September 17, 2020

WASHINGTON – Whether it’s to commute short distances, travel long distances, improve the environment, or expand service, Americans continue to show strong support for rail, according to a new poll conducted by ENGINE INSIGHTS on behalf of the OneRail Coalition. Another recent poll, conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), showed similar strong support for moving goods by rail and the importance of freight rail in reducing the transportation sector’s impact on climate change.

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