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2014-02-06 16:21:23

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee and lead Democrat on the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies released the following statement after Vice President Joe Biden's speech at Philadelphia's 30(th) Street Station and the unveiling of Amtrak's Cities Sprinter electric locomotive: "It was an honor to join Vice President Biden and Transportation Secretary...

2013-10-14 08:21:12

America's Railroad helps communities grow and prosper WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amtrak carried a record 31.6 million passengers in Fiscal Year 2013, delivering nationwide benefits, providing vital transportation services, advancing America's economy and demonstrating the value and convenience of the national passenger rail network. It is the tenth ridership record in 11 years. "Amtrak moves people, the economy and the nation forward everywhere the trains...

2013-01-10 12:20:38

Infrastructure upgrades, new equipment milestones and high-speed rail advancements lead full agenda WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amtrak enters 2013 with a full and robust agenda of infrastructure upgrade projects, significant milestones for new equipment orders and key actions to advance its Northeast Corridor (NEC) high-speed rail program. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130110/DC40506-a)(Photo:...

2012-10-10 11:20:16

31.2 million passengers best ever, On-time performance up WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amtrak carried more than 31.2 million passengers in Fiscal Year 2012 ending September 30, marking the highest annual ridership total since America's Railroad® started operations in 1971 and the ninth ridership record during the last ten years. A year-over-year comparison of FY 2012 to FY 2011 shows ridership grew 3.5 percent to a new record of 31,240,565 passengers and...

2012-09-10 06:20:56

Best September ever also expected WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amtrak ridership is surging this year with 11 consecutive monthly ridership records. In each month of the current fiscal year, Amtrak has posted the highest ridership total ever for that particular month (i.e., the best October ever, the best November ever, etc.) with the final month of September also expected to be a new record. In addition, July was the single best ridership month in the history of...

2012-05-16 10:20:44

RALEIGH, N.C., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR), the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), and Norfolk Southern Corporation have signed lease, construction, and operating agreements for the LYNX Blue Line Extension (BLE) light rail project along the North Carolina Railroad corridor. The 2.7-mile span begins near East 12th Street and ends a half mile east of Eastway Drive. "The North Carolina Railroad Company is pleased to partner with the Charlotte...

2012-04-11 06:21:26

Routes nationwide show increase in passengers, Gateway Program essential for future growth of northeast region WASHINGTON, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amtrak is on pace to set another new annual ridership record as passenger counts across its national network for the first six months of fiscal year 2012 (October 2011 - March 2012) are up 3.7 percent over the same period last year when the current record was established. A closer look at the numbers show all...

2011-12-20 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Titan, the largest Transit advertising company in North America, has successfully won the exclusive right to sell Amtrak's media from New York to Washington D.C. The new contract begins January 1, 2012. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111220/NY25297 ) The Amtrak footprint includes station dominations in Washington D.C.'s Union Station, Penn Station in Baltimore, 30th Street Station Philadelphia and Penn Station in New York City....

2011-08-01 13:56:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Keystone Transportation Funding Coalition, representing a diverse group of organizations and individuals with an interest in a sound transportation system, today urged Gov. Tom Corbett to adopt and endorse the recommendations of his Transportation Funding Advisory Commission. The commission delivered its report to the governor today. "The commission's recommendations represent the closest we've come to a comprehensive transportation...

2011-07-12 11:44:00

Ridership projections show a new all-time record will be set WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amtrak is projecting that for the first time ever its annual ridership will exceed 30 million passengers and in the process set a new all-time record when the current fiscal year ends Sept. 30. "We are having a very strong year because people around the country are choosing the convenience, efficiency and hassle-free environment of Amtrak to meet their travel needs," said...