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Amtrak files Sunset Limited on-time complaint with the SurfBoard against Union Pacific

December 9th, 2022
December 9, 2020 - Jim Mathews, -Amtrak took deadly aim at the problem of chronically late long-distance trains in a Surface Transportation Board filing, using a complaint about the Sunset Limited’s “abysmal” performance to accuse Union Pacific of deliberately engaging in...

Rail Passengers Association urges Texas Supreme Court to rule quickly In high-speed rail case

June 15th, 2022
June 15, 2022 - TRA Newswire -DC-based Rail Passengers Association CEO Jim Mathews today urged the Texas Supreme Court to rule quickly and directly on legal challenges to Texas Central Railway's plans to link Dallas and Houston, saying that the...

New Poll: 78% of Americans want increased investments in passenger rail in the U.S.

March 30th, 2022
March 29, 2022 - TRA Newswire - The vast majority of Americans want the federal government to invest in strengthening the national passenger rail network, according to a new poll by the Rail Passengers Association (RPA), the nation's largest advocacy organization for rail...

Amtrak's Texas Eagle falls short on daily restored service promises

May 24th, 2021
May 24, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Aboard the Texas Eagle - Texas Rail Advocates President Peter LeCody was aboard the Texas Eagle today and observed the good, the bad and the ugly. Daily service on Amtrak's Texas Eagle was restored today,...

Amtrak service cuts will cost Texas $256 million per year

September 24th, 2020
September 24, 2020 -  TRA Newswire - Washington, DC—The Rail Passengers Association released new research showing that Amtrak’s plan to reduce service on its long-distance routes—a vital transportation link to the 40 percent of the nation’s small and rural communities that...

Amtrak cutting service to 3x weekly likened to $2 billion "bomb on flyover country"

September 12th, 2020
September 11, 2020 - TRA Newswire - According to the Rail Passengers Association, Amtrak’s response to COVID-19 will drop a $2 billion “bomb on Flyover Country.” Rail Passengers President and CEO Jim Mathews said Amtrak’s plan to reduce service on its long-distance...

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

July 3rd, 2020
July 3, 2020 - - 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...

Texas Rail Advocates files STB letter supporting Texas Central

October 2nd, 2019
October 2, 2019 - TRA Newswire - Texas Rail Advocates has filed a letter with the Surface Transportation Board supporting a request from Texas Central Railway to show that a national ticketing agreement with Amtrak should solidify their position as being...

Supreme Court will not hear AAR's argument on Amtrak metrics, standards

June 5th, 2019
June 5, 2019 - - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the Association of American Railroads' (AAR) challenge to a federal statute that allowed Amtrak to help set Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) performance and scheduling standards on the nation's railroads. The court denied...

Rebuttal to WaPo editorial: focusing on profits misses the point of Amtrak

May 18th, 2019
May 17, 2019 - Opinion - Jim Mathews, Rail Passengers Association - The May 4 Washington Post editorial “A road to salvation?,” attacking America’s long-distance train service, trotted out the same tired talking points about profits and losses that anti-rail interests...

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