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Opinion: Amtrak board nominees, why no one from out here in flyover country?

May 5th, 2022
May 5, 2022 - TRA Opinion - Late last week President Biden announced his nomination of five individuals for the board of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) all of whom will be subject to Senate approval. With the current...

Amtrak claims equipment shortage for missing lounge car on Texas Eagle, food service issues

May 21st, 2021
Updated May 23, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Amtrak's Texas Eagle will return to daily service starting this Monday, ending temporary tri-weekly service that started last fall during the pandemic. However, the iconic Sightseer Lounge that passengers were accustomed to seeing on...

Covid-19 rescue plan will restore daily Amtrak service, assist ailing transit systems

March 11th, 2021
March 11, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Hours after the House of Representatives sent a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package with emergency funds for intercity rail and transit to the president’s desk, Amtrak announced that it will restore 12 long-distance routes...

Presentations for 2021 Southwestern Rail Conference now posted

February 11th, 2021
February 11, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Presentations from this years Southwestern Rail Conference are now available to view through this link: texasrailadvocates.org/swrc21. From the industry, advocacy and political spectrum the entire 8 hour day of informational presentations are now available to...

Stephen Gardner named President at Amtrak

December 3rd, 2020
December 3, 2020 -TRA Newswire - Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn has appointed Stephen Gardner as President of the passenger railroad. Gardner’s appointment is part of a broader set of actions taken under Flynn’s leadership, working with the Board of Directors, to...

Amtrak intercity trains performing better in Covid than major Northeast Corridor

August 27th, 2020
Updated August 28, 2020 - TRA Newswire - Ridership on intercity long-distance services is edging back up despite the pandemic while at the same time Amtrak said it will cut back cross-country trains by some 60% in October Ridership numbers...

What a national rail advocacy group is doing to fight for daily train service

July 3rd, 2020
July 3, 2020 - RailPassengers.org - Jim Mathews, President/CEO - There’s a lot happening right now, and it can be hard to keep up to date. Rail Passengers Association has set up a webpage as a resource to let you know...

Amtrak to cut national trains from daily to 3-day-a-week service

June 15th, 2020
June 15, 2020 - TRA Newswire - In what has been described as a "slash and burn" mentality, passenger rail carrier Amtrak is set to cut service on its national network trains from daily service to tri-weekly. Texas and other states would...

Taking Texas Central to the Tx Supreme Court. Really??

May 21st, 2020
May  19, 2020 - Jim Mathews, CEO - Rail Passengers Association - An aggrieved Texas landowner at the center of opposition to the Texas Central high-speed rail project says he’s taking his claim that Texas Central doesn’t count as an actual...

Gulf Coast rail 1 step closer: Mobile AL City Council votes to fund Amtrak

February 7th, 2020
February 6, 2020 - apr.org / railpassengers.org  - Passenger rail service between Mobile and New Orleans took a big step forward this week. The Mobile City Council voted to pay up to $3 million to cover some operating costs for the...

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