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Gulf Coast battle: An interim report

(Source: Railway Age, May 13, 2022) NEW YORK — The witness phase of the slugout between Amtrak on one side and CSX, Norfolk Southern (NS) and the Port of Mobile on the other, ended May 12 as its 11th day concluded. It ended not with T.S. Eliot’s oft-quoted “whimper”...

FRA launches corridor ID program

(Source: Trains Magazine, May 13, 2022) NEW YORK — The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has established the Corridor Identification and Development (ID) Program that “will serve as a key vehicle for directing federal investments and technical assistance toward...

Amtrak launches new apprenticeship pilot program

(Source: Amtrak press release, May 10, 2022) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Creating an official path to learn on the job and grow their skills, Amtrak announced its Apprenticeship Pilot Program, providing opportunities for professional development. Representing a mix of new...

Amtrak to increase trains as demand returns

(Source: Amtrak press release, May 9, 2022) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bolstered by a demand for both business and leisure travel, Amtrak unveiled its summer schedule featuring the most Acela frequencies since the onset of the pandemic and Northeast Regional departures...

President Biden announces Amtrak Board Member nominees

(Source: White House press release, April 29, 2022) WASHINGTON, D.C. — WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to serve as members of the Amtrak Board of Directors: David Capozzi, Nominee for Member of the Amtrak...