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Amtrak finally issues RFP for new long-distance fleet

December 27th, 2023
December 27, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Naysayers that thought Amtrak was slowly trying to kill off its national network overnight trains should now be pleased that the company has issued a formal Request for Proposals (RFP) to railcar manufacturers to...

Amtrak '23 ridership up in Texas but lack of equipment/service stifles growth

December 16th, 2023
December 16, 2023 - TRA Commentary - Business is good! Texans took back to riding trains in 2023, showing a marked increase in ridership compared to 2022.Some 41,000 more riders were aboard Amtrak's Texas Eagle in the fiscal year that ended...

Amtrak in Texas: Impressive jump in ridership from 2022-2023

October 28th, 2023
October 28, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Coming back from depressed ridership during the pandemic years, ridership on Amtrak trains in Texas shot up dramatically in fiscal year 2023, compared to the previous year. Ridership on the one daily Heartland Flyer train...

Amtrak's Texas Eagle to operate at higher speeds, but not in the Lone Star state

May 6th, 2023
May 6, 2023 - TRA Newswire -The good news is that the daily Texas Eagle, operating from San Antonio to Chicago, will be running faster at 100 miles per hour, shaving time off its run. The bad news is that...

Amtrak’s Texas Eagle sees ridership increase after pandemic decrease

February 27th, 2023
February 27, 2023 - KLTV.com (video) - Coming through Longview twice a day, Amtrak’s ‘Texas Eagle’ continues to be a reliable alternative of travel for many.With connecting rails all over the country, train travel is often cheaper than flying, in part...

5 Amtrak board nominees to appear at Senate confirmation hearing - 1 has a Texas connection

September 6th, 2022
September 6, 2022 - TRA Newswire -U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation is convening a full committee hearing this week to consider five Presidential nominations to the Amtrak Board of Directors.One of...

‘Texas Eagle’ show Amtrak failure to capitalize on advantages of rail travel: Special report

June 2nd, 2022
June 1, 2022-trains.com-Grass-roots organization seeks to restore Sightseer Lounge, other amenities cut by management."There is no Sightseer Lounge on this train. Once again, there is no Sightseer Lounge on this train,” emphasized the public-address announcement. “You must buy food to...

FRA issues first quarterly report on Texas Passenger Rail performance

May 18th, 2022
May 18, 2022 - TRA Newswire -The Federal Railroad Administration's first quarterly report on intercity passenger rail performance and service quality is out and for the three Texas services run by Amtrak it's a mixed bag.The period covered is from...

Opinion/Analysis: Amtrak, what are you doing to the Texas Eagle?

April 15th, 2022
April 15, 2022 - TRA Opinion -Amtrak's Texas Eagle, cut down to a four car train with limited amenities, continues to suffer additional woes. The daily service from San Antonio to Chicago that stops in a host of Texas cities...

Analysis: Equipment run-through a factor in return of Texas Eagle-Capitol Limited daily service

March 25th, 2022
March 25, 2022 -  Bob Johnston, Trains.com - Reliability, utility for passenger are potential drawbacks Shared trainsets, running through between Washington D.C. and San Antonio, Texas, via Chicago, are part of the plan when the Texas Eagle and Capitol Limited resume daily operation on Monday, March...

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