Amtrak’s big opportunity is now; is Amtrak ready?

April 17th, 2009 Comments off

It’s 2009, and Amtrak is raking in the cash. Not from the fare box, but from the federal government. Even though Amtrak accounts for less than one percent of America’s transportation market share, it often is the second highest subsidized mode of transportation.

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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2014-02-04

February 4th, 2014 Comments off

A Companion Digest of Events, Opinions, and Forecasts to
This Week at Amtrak

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URPA Special Report: Amtrak 2013 Results Analyzed

February 4th, 2014 Comments off

Overview

Amtrak’s financial and operational results for FY 2013 (the 12 months ending September 30, 2013) are now available (audited FY ’13 annual financial statements will be released sometime in 2014). This URPA Special Report analyzes these results, together with extrinsic data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2013-12-31

December 31st, 2013 Comments off

A Companion Digest of Events, Opinions, and Forecasts to
This Week at Amtrak

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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2013-12-23

December 23rd, 2013 Comments off

A Companion Digest of Events, Opinions, and Forecasts to
This Week at Amtrak

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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2013-11-19

November 19th, 2013 Comments off

A Companion Digest of Events, Opinions, and Forecasts to
This Week at Amtrak

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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2013-09-06

September 6th, 2013 Comments off

A Companion Digest of Events, Opinions, and Forecasts to
This Week at Amtrak

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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2013-08-23

August 23rd, 2013 Comments off

A Companion Digest of Events, Opinions, and Forecasts to
This Week at Amtrak

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NEC Upgrades: Andrew Selden responds to Progressive Railroading

August 21st, 2013 Comments off

In reference to the story in Progressive Railroading (“Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor upgrades hinge on overcoming political, funding challenges,” August 2013, by Angela Cotey, associate editor)

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The face of higher-speed rail today

July 6th, 2013 Comments off
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Good grief, even in Canada they get it wrong

March 20th, 2013 Comments off

By J. Bruce Richardson

The Toronto Star newspaper published a commentary by Nick Mulder on March 20, 2013. Mr. Mulder is a former deputy minister for transport in Canada; the equivalent of an assistance secretary of the Department of Transportation in the United States.

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