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It was a nice idea, but in the end unworkable. That’s the conclusion that the California High Speed Rail Authority and Amtrak have reached in ending their plan to jointly bid for trainsets: A joint bidding process that rail officials hoped would make it cheaper to buy new trains for the California High-Speed Rail Authority […]

Jun 20th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized
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Another year, another Congressional Republican attack on Amtrak’s popular long distance rail service. This time California Republican Jeff Denham is among those seeking to shut down the high ridership service: In a May hearing, Rep. Jeff Denham, a California Republican and chairman of the railroads subcommittee in the House of Representatives, noted that Amtrak’s long-distance […]

Oct 29th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Streetsblog DC reports that Amtrak’s recent ridership growth is fueled in part by smaller cities: The major growth was in routes serving smaller cities. Ridership was up 4 percent in Michigan, where construction to improve the speed of connections between Detroit and Chicago is entering the final phases. St. Louis to Chicago boardings were up […]

Oct 16th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Amtrak today announced that fiscal year 2013, which ended on September 30, saw record ridership for the railroad: Amtrak carried a record 31.6 million passengers in fiscal-year 2013, which marked the railroad’s 10th ridership record in the past 11 fiscal years. During FY2013, which ended Sept. 30, Amtrak’s state-supported corridor services logged a new record […]

Oct 14th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized