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Amtrak Police Department announces its participation in the United Against Slavery “National Outreach Survey for Transportation” Project

By | Company News and Statements, News, Safety | May 28, 2021

Amtrak announces its participation in a global research collaboration spearheaded by United Against Slavery to fight human trafficking via the 2021 National Outreach Survey for Transportation (NOST) project. Over 100 contributors including 59 oversight agencies from Canada, Brazil, the Netherlands, and the USA will analyze front-line data from the aviation, maritime, pipeline, railroad, roadway and public transit agencies in an effort to craft policies and solutions to disrupt this criminal activity and ultimately make it difficult, unattractive and unprofitable.

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Amtrak Seeks To Bring More Rail Service To More Communities

By | Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Services and Schedules, Travel | May 27, 2021

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is initiating the work to deliver by 2035 more frequent, reliable and sustainable intercity passenger rail service to over 160 more communities and 20 million more passengers annually, as outlined in the Amtrak Corridor Vision released today. To be implemented in collaboration with states, local communities, the administration and many other stakeholders, the Corridor Vision builds upon Amtrak’s national network, integrating new and improved corridors to expand the existing system.

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Amtrak Names Laura Mason EVP of Major Program Delivery

By | Company News and Statements, News | May 21, 2021

WASHINGTON – Amtrak today named Laura Mason as Executive Vice President of Major Program Delivery to lead a new organization responsible for delivering Amtrak’s largest infrastructure, fleet and station programs. She will join the company on June 28, reporting to Amtrak President Stephen Gardner, and will be a member of the company’s executive leadership team.

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Amtrak at 50: Looking to the Future

By | Company News and Statements, News | April 30, 2021

President Joe Biden joined Amtrak executives for a ceremony to pay homage to the past and share Amtrak’s bold vision for the future. Streamed live today from Gray 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, the ceremony highlighted the remarkable contributions of Amtrak employees past and present as well as ambitious plans to expand and improve rail service for the future.

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Amtrak Adds Carbon Emission Savings Information on All Northeast Corridor Tickets

By | Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, News, Sustainability | April 22, 2021

WASHINGTON – Amtrak announced today, in conjunction with Earth Day 2021 that all passengers traveling on the Northeast Corridor (NEC), between Boston and Washington, D.C., will be provided their trip-specific carbon emissions savings. Savings are calculated two ways: first by showing riders how much they saved by not driving and second, how much they saved by not flying. That difference between train travel and each of these alternative modes is the passenger’s carbon emissions savings (Co2e) with taking Amtrak. On the NEC, travel with Amtrak produces 83% less emissions than driving alone and up to 73% less than flying.

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Statement from Amtrak CEO on President Biden’s American Jobs Plan

By | Company News and Statements, News | March 31, 2021

This afternoon, President Biden released his American Jobs Plan, including plans for infrastructure investment, economic recovery, climate change, and social equity, and $80 billion designated specifically for rail.

Amtrak’s vision to grow rail service and connect new city pairs across America rises to the urgent challenges of our time, and will provide new and improved train service to millions of additional passengers. Additionally, the Northeast Corridor (NEC), a critical transportation link for the Northeast’s major metropolitan economies, has dozens of bridges, stations and tunnels that are beyond their design life and in need of immediate replacement or rehabilitation.

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Amtrak Releasing Six 50th Anniversary Commemorative Painted Locomotives

By | Company News and Statements, News, Sales and Deals | March 17, 2021

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WASHINGTON – Amtrak fans across the country may soon spot a few freshly painted locomotives featuring new anniversary logos rolling down the tracks as America’s Railroad® celebrates 50 years of service this year. The first of six different commemorative 50th anniversary locomotives has already entered service on the national network

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