Five-year contract for MARC Penn line awarded to Amtrak

Posted: 1 March 2018 | | No comments yet

Amtrak’s technical proficiency has won them a contract to provide train operation services between Washington and Perryville…

Five-year contract for MARC Penn line awarded to Amtrak

The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) has awarded Amtrak a new five-year contract.

The contract focuses on continuing to provide train operation services for the MARC Penn line commuter trains that run between Washington, D.C. and Perryville, Maryland.

“Commuter contracts help Amtrak to expand the business and meet the financial goals,” said Stephen Gardner, Amtrak’s Chief Commercial Officer. “MDOT MTA selecting Amtrak for this contract speaks volumes about the high-quality service that has been provided over many years to Maryland and MARC passengers and the strong operating relationship we have developed with MARC during that time.”

During the MARC Penn line train operations contract bidding process, which began a year ago, Amtrak faced strong competitors with excellent reputations. Amtrak received the business on the strength of the company’s technical proficiency, which was rated highest among all the bidders.

“Amtrak is committed to continuing to provide safe and efficient operations and excellent customer service for the tens of thousands of Penn Line riders who rely on us every day,” said Stephen.