The Amtrak Board of Directors has elected Anthony R. Coscia to be its next chairman to help guide the future of America’s Railroad® and carry out initiatives to increase ridership and improve operational and financial performance. In addition, the Amtrak board elected Jeffrey R. Moreland as vice-chairman.
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More than 200 communities are expected to host events at local train stations, railroad museums and other locations commemorating this year’s theme “trains matter.”
Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman told a Congressional committee today that America’s Railroad® is leveraging record ridership to reduce dependence on federal operating subsidies.
The new “Take Off” campaign promotes the freedom and efficiency business travelers enjoy on Acela trains
Today, Amtrak announces it has named Thomas J. Hall as chief of customer services and Jay Commer as general manager of state-supported services. Both will report directly to vice president of operations DJ Stadtler effective immediately.
The Winter Park Station is an important part of the Amtrak national network. The Silver Meteor and Silver Star both serve this station, and will continue to do so during construction, providing convenient access south to Miami and north to New York.
Amtrak will honor the contributions of African Americans throughout all aspects of American life, including the development, construction, management and operation of railroads across the country, by hosting events nationwide in celebration of Black History Month.
Passenger rail is a vital alternative in Virginia’s overall transportation solution and will be a contributor to Virginia’s future economic success.
“Amtrak continues to advance and invest in projects that provide both near-term benefits and long-term improvements for the effective delivery and reliability of intercity passenger rail service”
In response to growing demand, Amtrak Auto Train is expanding capacity by adding more seats for travel beginning on Jan. 1 through March 31.