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This Week at Amtrak; 2012-05-10

May 10th, 2012 Comments off

Volume 9, Number 5

From the Editors…

So you think you know a thing or two about the railroad business. Oh really? Read more…

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This Week at Amtrak; 2012-04-26

April 26th, 2012 Comments off

Volume 9, Number 4

From the Editors…

This Week at Amtrak returns to Washington for the two day Passenger Trains on Freight Railroads conference held by Railway Age Magazine. Read more…

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This Week at Amtrak; 2012-04-19

April 20th, 2012 Comments off

Volume 9, Number 3

From the Editors…

This Week goes to Washington to see what the transportation thinkers are thinking. Read more…

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This Week at Amtrak; 2012-04-02

April 3rd, 2012 Comments off

Volume 9, Number 2

From the Editors…

When the parent company of a legendary railroad states its intention to operate passenger trains, it is bound to garner some attention. This week we try to find out what all the hubbub is about. Read more…

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This Week at Amtrak; 2012-03-23

March 23rd, 2012 Comments off

Volume 9, Number 1

From the Editors…

Recently, a local regional railway announced a private initiative to begin passenger train service connecting Central and South Florida. Just to be clear, we said private. Read more…

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This Week at Amtrak; 2011-11-30

November 30th, 2011 Comments off

Volume 8, Number 20

From the Editors…

The President of the United States laid down the challenge, and we at This Week will attempt to answer the question, Where would we be without the national highway network?

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The Path Forward: Creating an American High Performance Integrated Intercity Passenger Rail System

November 8th, 2011 Comments off

The following is the luncheon address by Stan Feinsod from Railway Age magazine’s Passenger Trains on Freight Railroads conference of October 24, 2011.

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This Week at Amtrak; 2011-11-08

November 8th, 2011 Comments off

Volume 8, Number 19

From the Editors…

To say that these are interesting times for passenger railroading in America would be a gross understatement. Significant changes to the forty year status quo are afoot. The following discourse by Stan Feinsod at this year’s Passenger Trains on Freight Railroads conference outlines a future, not of political hubris, but of practical possibilities. Mr. Feinsod has over thirty years of diverse passenger rail expertise as a transit contracting specialist and project development and management, planning and engineering, operations and even streetcar specialties. In his distinguished career he has worked for numerous agencies such as NJ Transit, Veolia, Connex and now Ratp Dev. And now, Mr. Feinsod in his own words [abridged for space].

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This Week at Amtrak; 2011-10-24

October 27th, 2011 Comments off

Volume 8, Number 18

From the Editors…

For every action there is a reaction. Sometimes, however, inaction evokes a reaction. Read more…

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This Week at Amtrak; 2011-10-14

October 16th, 2011 Comments off

Volume 8, Number 17

From the Editors…

A recent op-ed piece by a conservative former New England Senator has only succeeded in distorting the reality of passenger trains. The lesson learned? Quote Amtrak’s numbers at your own risk. Read more…

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