New Mexico Senator Heinrich balks at Amtrak’s plan to abandon Southwest Chief route

By Hawker Vanguard, KOB 4; June 22, 2018 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Southwest Chief has hit another bump in the…

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Multiple lawmakers request meeting with Amtrak CEO over funding for Southwest Chief route

By Mallory Shelbourne, The Hill; May 31, 2018 A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Thursday asked for a meeting with…

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Ohio Senators Brown and Portman: Keep Amtrak staff at Cincinnati Union Terminal

By Scott Wartman, Cincinnati Enquirer; May 30, 2018 Democrats and Republicans in Congress don’t agree on much, but two senators…

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The folly of discarding long-distance passenger trains

By Lyndon Henry, Railway Age Magazine; May 23, 2018 After 48 years of providing long-distance passenger train services, is Amtrak…

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Southwest Chief could be derailed by new Amtrak policy

  By Peter Roper, The Pueblo Chieftain; May 18, 2018 Long-distance passenger trains like Amtrak’s Southwest Chief are being targeted…

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West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin voices concerns about Amtrak decision to de-staff ticket station

  By Phil Kabler, Staff Writer, Charleston Gazette-Mail; May 17, 2018 U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is calling on Amtrak…

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Former Amtrak President and CEO asks about his former company – Amtrak: Where is the public input? Where is the transparency?

By Joseph A. Boardman, Railway Age Magazine; May 10, 2018 Having spent much of my productive life at the state…

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Fly Amtrak! Uh, Mr. CEO, how’s the Weather and where’s the Food?

Note: This is commentary by Russ Jackson, the distinguished retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review. Mr. Jackson has…

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Amtrak should focus on medium-distance corridors, says Anderson

From Railway Gazette; April 27, 2018 USA: Amtrak should focus on its medium-distance operations and prioritise investment in a network…

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