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Amtrak Names Roger Harris Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer

By | Company News and Statements, News | April 1, 2019

On Friday, March 29, 2019, the Amtrak Board of Directors appointed Roger Harris to the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer, responsible for corporate marketing, sales distribution, network and consist planning, market research and pricing and revenue management, along with the Northeast Corridor, State-Supported and Long-Distance Service Lines. Harris will succeed Tim Griffin, who has elected to retire from Amtrak on April 12.

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

By | Company News and Statements, News | 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.”

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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 Seeks New Passenger Equipment for Northeast Regional and State Corridor Service

By | Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News | January 18, 2019

Amtrak has released a Request for Proposals today, for a new fleet of single-level passenger rail vehicles to replace Amfleet I cars, providing new equipment with contemporary rail amenities to better serve Amtrak customers. Amfleet I cars are used primarily on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) and adjacent State Corridor routes, including Empire Service, Ethan Allen Express, Maple Leaf, Adirondack, Vermonter, Downeaster, Carolinian, Pennsylvanian, Keystone Service, Virginia Service and New Haven/Springfield Service.

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Amtrak to Improve National Network with New Locomotives

By | Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, News, Travel | December 21, 2018

WASHINGTON – With demand for Amtrak service at record levels, Amtrak will acquire new mainline passenger diesel locomotives from Siemens Mobility to replace its aging National Network locomotive fleet. These initial 75 locomotives will be used principally for Amtrak’s Long Distance train service, with options to purchase more, for use on some State Supported routes and for future growth.

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