Dennis Newman has been appointed to the position of Executive Vice President, Planning & Strategy responsible for corporate planning and strategy, schedule & consist planning, Amtrak’s services and host railroad groups, and the company’s participation in the Gateway Program.
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WASHINGTON – Amtrak received recognition for workplace excellence by earning a spot on the Forbes magazine’s America’s Best Large Employers 2019 list.
Weekend travelers will soon have more high-speed rail options along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) between Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C., as Amtrak expands its popular Acela Express service with an additional round trip on Saturday.
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.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Joe Boardman.
“Joe, during his tenure as FRA Administrator, Amtrak Board Member
“He leaves a lasting legacy that includes public service and making passenger rail transportation better for millions of people.”
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.
Amtrak Board of Directors today appointed Kevin Winters as the new Amtrak inspector general, effective immediately. He succeeds Tom Howard, who will retire after four decades of experience in senior federal accountability positions.
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.
“Today, MTA officials met with Amtrak leadership to provide a briefing on the L Train project. On January 3rd, the MTA accepted recommendations of an expert review panel that the L Train tunnel could be repaired while averting a closure.
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.