President Joe Biden kicked off a project to replace a 150-year-old Baltimore rail tunnel that’s slowing train traffic along the Northeast Corridor.
Amtrak plans to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across the network by 2045, the rail company announced Sept. 22, marking the latest move to address its commitment to reduce carbon footprints.
The $12.3 billion Gateway rail tunnel linking New York City and New Jersey has reached a major preconstruction milestone with the completion of geotechnical studies necessary for the engineering phase.
WASHINGTON — As Congress eyes an infrastructure package, a coalition of transportation agencies and Amtrak on July 14 released a 15-year plan of rail improvements for the congested Northeast Corridor that would boost daily train routes and significantly speed travel on Acela express lines.
Amtrak’s proposed $11.6 billion passenger rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey received long-delayed environmental clearance from U.S. officials, the project’s biggest step forward in years. The decision is crucial to start the next phase of work and secure billions of federal dollars for what’s considered one of the most vital U.S. infrastructure needs.
A senior member of New Jersey’s congressional delegation is vying to lead the panel with jurisdiction over the country’s freight and passenger railroad affairs.
Amtrak named a former air cargo executive as its new president and chief operating officer March 2.March 2, 2020
Amtrak's "on-time performance" for its increasingly popular passenger trains is sliding to new lows, and it says that slow-moving freight trains that use the same tracks are to blame.
Amtrak’s $2.1 billion upgrade to its high-speed Acela rail service between Washington and Boston may miss a planned start of paid customer service in 2021, according to the railroad’s internal watchdog.
CARBONDALE, Ill. — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced legislation Nov. 21 that would extend to Amtrak the ability to sue freight railroads if it believes that they are failing to give preference to passenger rail operating on their rail lines, as federal law requires.