Tags: "Amtrak"

21 Jul
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Report to Congress recommends Gulf Coast Amtrak service

July 19, 2017 – wtxl.com – A federal panel submitted a report to Congress this week recommending passenger rail service return to the Gulf Coast. The Big Bend has been without it for more than a decade. The Gulf Coast ...

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09 Jul
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TX: New Amtrak CEO has Texas ties, but can he save State’s Texas Eagle route?

July 7, 2017 – Fort Worth Star-Telegram – Gordon Dickson – Amtrak’s incoming boss has Texas ties, but can he save long-distance passenger rail service in the state? Richard Anderson, 62, a veteran airline executive who most recently ran Delta ...

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04 Jul
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Guest column: Another Amtrak CEO…and flyover country

July 4, 2017 – Commentary by Russ Jackson –  Commerce, Oklahoma (not California) is a small town in the northeast corner of Oklahoma near the Kansas border, population 2,400 hardy souls.  This town sits astride the original Route 66 highway, ...

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26 Jun
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Native Texan & aviation veteran named new Amtrak CEO

June 26, 2017 – TRA Newswire – WASHINGTON – Amtrak announced that it has named Richard Anderson, a 25-year veteran of the aviation industry and Galveston native, as its next president and chief executive officer. Anderson, former chief executive officer ...

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26 Jun
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Alpine Texas comes out against national network train cuts

June 26, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Alpine Texas wants and needs its trains. Train service is important to Alpine. The town of 6,000 is located in far Southwest Texas on the way to Big Bend National Park. There are ...

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17 Jun
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#Rally4Trains events scheduled June 23 weekend

June 17, 2017 – TRA Newswire / NARPrail.org –   On the weekend of June 23, National Association of Railroad Passengers members and rail advocates from across the country will host rallies in cities across the country to support long distance ...

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17 Jun
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TranspoSec Chao says kill Amtrak national network & transit projects

June 17, 2017 – TRA Newswire / NARPrail.com – The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development this week grilled U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao over plans to slash infrastructure funding, eliminate Amtrak’s long-distance trains, and stall ...

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09 Jun
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Video: Officials test the tracks Friday on Amtrak train OKC-KC

June 9, 2017 – Wichitaeagle.com – Video in link – Passenger rail service in Wichita hasn’t existed since 1979, but on Friday, the city got a sneak peek at what it might look like if it ever returns. At 11:55 ...

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07 Jun
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Amtrak announces OKC-KC inspection train details

June 7, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Railroads, state and local leaders travel Oklahoma to Kansas by rail this Friday. Amtrak will operate an Inspection Train through Wichita this Friday, June 9, on the BNSF Railway from Oklahoma City to Newton, ...

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03 Jun
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Moorman says eliminating Amtrak national network would cost more, cause major disruptions

June 3, 2017 – TRA Newswire – The National Passenger Railroad Corporation, known to the public as Amtrak, has submitted its 2018 fiscal year budget to Congress, warning that a Trump Administration plan to kill all long distance train service ...

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