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Amtrak board reviews map of restoring service from Texas coast to Florida

January 4th, 2023
January 4, 2023 - - The agreement is forged for Amtrak to run from New Orleans to Mobile starting in 2023, and now there is talk that passenger trains could continue on from South Mississippi to Orlando and Miami. A...

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...

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...

Amtrak's Texas Eagle still downgraded while other trains expand amenities

September 30th, 2021
September 30, 2021 - TRA Newswire - While Amtrak has been slowly restoring its Western national network trains by adding cars and bringing back full-service meals on long-haul runs, it appears that the daily Texas Eagle continues to be lumped with...

Daily Sunset/Eagle service would produce local economic return 3.5 times its cost

May 31st, 2021
May 31, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Rail Passengers Association (RPA) has issued an economic benefits analysis that shows if Amtrak's Sunset Limited/Texas Eagle service expanded from tri-weekly to daily service it would generate an economic return of 3.5 times to...

Amtrak long distance train revenue beat all corridor trains in pandemic, but are cut the most

November 25th, 2020
November 25, 2020 - TRA News Analysis - Amtrak's long-distance network trains continued to outpace the Northeast Corridor and state-supported trains again in September, with numbers supplied by the passenger rail agency. This despite the fact that Amtrak executives cut 4/7th...

Amtrak continues to ignore the needs of Texas passengers

August 26th, 2020
August 26, 2020 - TRA Opinion - Connections... Connections... Connections... Without any institutional knowledge left at Amtrak to schedule trains, no one apparently realizes that while Hurricane Laura heads north up the Mississippi Valley the sun is still shining on the Texas...

Officials and rail advocates push for daily service on Sunset Ltd route

August 21st, 2020
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]August 21, 2020 - TRA Newswire - The largest passenger rail advocacy group, Rail Passengers Association, has started a campaign to take Amtrak's Sunset Limited cross-country service from 3 days a week to daily service across Texas and other Southwest U.S....

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,...

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