New York congressional representatives ask Amtrak to reconsider Toys for Tots decision

By Madison Iszler and Eric Anderson, Albany Times-Union; August 10, 2018 Three upstate members of Congress are asking Amtrak to…

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Passenger rail service still needs backing

Commentary By Evan Stair, Santa Fe New Mexican; August 7, 2018 Many hopes rest on the Udall-Moran Southwest Chief Route…

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ATK, CEO, OTP, PTC, F&B, BLT, UP, etc. Challenges, challenges.

Note: Russ Jackson is the distinguished retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review, and a huge fan of BLT…

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Andrew Selden Opinion: No way to run a passenger railroad

By Andrew Selden, Railway Age Magazine; July 6, 2018 What does a deflated balloon look like? That is becoming an…

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Amtrak considering buses for part of Southwest Chief

From The Kansan; June 25, 2018 There is a new threat to the Southwest Chief, a long distance Amtrak train…

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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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