CHICAGO – Beginning June 29 and 30, Amtrak and the Michigan Department of Transportation are restoring the daily Pere Marquette round-trip trains between Grand Rapids and Chicago in response to anticipated demand.
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“Replacing the century-old moveable Portal Bridge will eliminate delays and permit faster journeys for passengers on the Northeast Corridor. We deeply appreciate the strong partnership with NJ TRANSIT, the Federal Railroad Administration and the Federal Transit Administration on this critical project and thank Senators Schumer, Menendez, and Booker and the entire Congressional delegation of both states, Governors Murphy and Cuomo and all the elected leadership in both New Jersey and New York for their continued support and advocacy for finally fixing this critical single-point of failure on the nation’s busiest railroad.”
Amtrak has selected Plenary Infrastructure Philadelphia (PIP), a team with international expertise to form a master development partnership via ground lease for the renovation of William H. Gray III 30th Street Station.
We speak for everyone at Amtrak when we say: Black Lives Matter. The inequitable treatment of African Americans and people of color at the hands of the police, criminal justice system and broader institutions must stop. We stand with the African American community to denounce inequality as we fight against systemic racial injustice. To lead this change, we are investing resources and developing strategies to increase fairness, equity, and equality at Amtrak. As part of these efforts, we are creating and funding a Diversity and Inclusion Council to create strategic accountability for results, provide oversight and promote company-wide communication on progress. The work doesn’t stop there, we know we don’t have all the answers, but we look forward to further discussion and engagement to fully build and achieve a diverse and inclusive Amtrak.
Amtrak today announced the promotion of Qiana Spain to Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer. Spain will report directly to CEO Bill Flynn and will join the Executive Leadership Team, effective immediately.
June is National Safety Month and Amtrak wants to remind the public of the importance of railroad safety onboard trains, in stations and near tracks this summer.
WASHINGTON – Amtrak is inviting customers to experience travel in a unique way this summer – travel on the Auto Train and take a vehicle along. The time to book has never been better with the latest sale: 20% off private Roomettes available for purchase June 9 – 24, 2020. The offer is valid for travel from June 15 – Aug. 31, 2020.
PORTLAND, MAINE – The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) announced yesterday that the Amtrak Downeaster will begin Phase 1 of Service Restoration beginning June 15, 2020. Service will resume with one round trip on weekdays only between Brunswick, ME and Boston, MA: southbound Train 680 and northbound Train 685. Downeaster service has been suspended since April 13, 2020.
WASHINGTON – Delivering on a new standard of travel with enhanced safety and cleaning measures, Amtrak is offering new, lower fares with a 25 percent savings throughout the Northeast on Acela and Northeast Regional (NER)trains now available through June 30.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded two Northeast Corridor (NEC) grants to Amtrak as part of its $302.6 million in the State of Good Repair grants to help repair and rehabilitate railroad infrastructure and other assets across the country for 12 projects in nine states. Totaling more than $63 million, the two grants will help fund the Portal North Bridge Project and the Winans to Bridge Improvement project.