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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...

Amtrak Chair: Profitability 'not Amtrak’s mission;' long-distance routes play 'critical role' in communities across America

November 25th, 2020
November 25, 2020 - - By Sean Jeans-Gail, VP Government Affairs - Finally, something for passengers to be grateful for. In a guest editorial in Railway Age magazine, Amtrak Chair Tony Coscia hit back against the notion that Amtrak’s primary mission should be...

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...

U.S. House appropriators propose funds to keep Amtrak trains running daily

July 8th, 2020
July 8, 2020 - TRA Newswire/  - House appropriators with jurisdiction over transportation programs gave Rail Passengers another significant victory today WASHINGTON DC – House appropriators with jurisdiction over transportation programs gave Rail Passengers another significant victory today, releasing a draft Fiscal...

Your voice needed: Don't let Amtrak go less than daily service in Texas

June 1st, 2020
June 1, 2020 - TRA Newswire / - In a letter sent to Congressional leaders, CEO Bill Flynn stated that Amtrak would need an additional $1.475 billion in funding, cut back it's workforce numbers by 20%, and drastically decrease system...

Coronavirus relief package Includes $1 billion for Amtrak, $25 billion for transit agencies

March 27th, 2020
March 27, 2020 - - The U.S. House voted to send the CARES Act to the president’s desk this afternoon, enacting a $2 trillion coronavirus relief package into law and providing critically needed financial assistance to rail and transit operators...

Rail Passengers defends pax rights in House T&I testimony

November 16th, 2019
November 15, 2019 - - The House Rail & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Rail held a hearing the Amtrak reauthorization on November 13, examining current-day challenges and future opportunities for passenger rail in the U.S. Rail Passengers Association President Jim Mathews...

Amtrak in crosshairs: Rail Passengers prez to testify before House Transpo Committee Wednesday

November 11th, 2019
November 11, 2019 - TRA Newswire/ - Rail Passengers President Jim Mathews will appear before the House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Rail Wednesday morning, November 13, to make the case for a dramatic increase in investment for a national rail...

Bexar County Commissioners vote to increase Amtrak train routes

October 2nd, 2019
October 2, 2019 - - On Tuesday, Bexar County Commissioners (San Antonio) took their first step to increase Amtrak's Sunset Limited Routes, out of the Sunset Station downtown. Currently, Amtrak serves seven areas in Texas three times a week: El Paso,...

Senate passes increased funding for Amtrak, passenger rail

September 20th, 2019
September 20, 2019 - - Appropriations Committee emphasizes importance of National Network to Amtrak-served communities The Senate Appropriations Committee passed an $86.6 billion Fiscal Year 2020 transportation funding bill, an increase of $167 million over this year’s levels--$58 million of which...

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