In the statement, Bill Flynn, CEO of Amtrak, says that following the recent attack on the U.S. Capitol, the railroad corporation is "taking extra steps to continue ensuring the safety of our employees and customers in Washington DC and across our network" in preparation for the Inauguration of Joe Biden.
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The Moynihan Train Hall will offer an enhanced facility that will better serve Amtrak's long-distance travellers and commuter rail passengers.
The project involved the installation of 1.5 miles of a new, electrified main line third track, enabling Amtrak to eliminate a previous two track bottleneck.
Despite delivering safety improvements and fast-tracking technology projects during the pandemic, Amtrak's President and CEO has said that without additional funding for 2021, the corporation may be forced to further reduce services, defer critical capital projects and make more job reductions.
As of 30 September 2020, approximately 57,314 of the 57,537 route miles subject to the mandate had PTC systems in RSD or in operation.
The final rule includes metrics relating to Amtrak's on-time performance and train delays, customer service and station performance.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Elaine L. Chao, has announced $291 million in ‘State of Good Repair’ grants to improve the reliability and safety of America’s rail network.
Results from recent polls on behalf of the OneRail Coalition and the Association of American Railroads, show that Americans continue to support the development of passenger rail travel and the importance of rail freight in reducing the transportation sector’s impact on climate change.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority has issued a Revised Notice of Preparation (NOP) and a Revised Notice of Intent (NOI) for the 30-mile Los Angeles to Anaheim project section.
According to its FY2019 Sustainability Report, Amtrak has achieved all energy, fuel, recycling and emissions targets.
Skanska is to rehabilitate and restore Amtrak maintenance facilities for the Next Generation Acela high-speed rail service in Washington, D.C., Boston, and New York, USA.
Over $1 billion in funding from the U.S. CARES Act will be made available to Amtrak to limit the impact of COVID-19 on the railroad.
OneRail's new COVID-19 landing page aims to share information from its members about how they are managing during this global crisis.
A new rule has been proposed by the FRA to measure the performance and service quality of Amtrak's intercity passenger train operations.
William will begin in the role from 15 April 2020, with Amtrak's current CEO, Richard Anderson, staying with the company as senior adviser to the new CEO.