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This Week at Amtrak; 2010-09-13

September 10th, 2010 Comments off

After a slow August in the world of passenger rail, we return to a busy soon-to-be autumn.

According to Fred Frailey in TRAINS magazine, Read more…

This Week at Amtrak; 2010-07-31

July 31st, 2010 Comments off

First off, some unfinished business: Amtrak leadership.

We hear from the UTU that the contract of Amtrak’s President Joseph Boardman has been extended to 2013, leaving only the Amtrak Board incomplete for the upcoming year.

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This Week at Amtrak; 2009-12-10

December 10th, 2009 Comments off

Volume 6, Number 50

  1. Just when we thought things were slowing down for the Christmas season … word has come the Amtrak Board of Directors has authorized taking the current tri-weekly Sunset Limited and turning it into a daily operation. Read more…
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This Week at Amtrak; 2009-12-07

December 6th, 2009 Comments off

This Week at Amtrak; December 7, 2009

Volume 6, Number 48

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This Week at Amtrak; 2009-10-22

October 22nd, 2009 Comments off

Volume 6, Number 44

  1. Well. A lot has been happening in the two weeks since the last This Week at Amtrak was published. Before we get into some specifics, we first need to hear what Minnesota Association of Rail Passengers and United Rail Passenger Alliance Vice President of Law and Policy Andrew Selden has to say on the current state of Amtrak. Read more…

This Week at Amtrak; 2009-10-09

October 9th, 2009 Comments off

Volume 6, Number 43

  1. If you are an airline, which pays landing and takeoff fees, plus user fees at every airport, plus user fees for the federal and international air traffic control systems, you make the most money operating long haul flights, preferably international long haul flights. As an airline, you stuff as many passengers as will fit in a tiny, tiny space known as “coach” class, and you make sure everyone knows you’re giving them peanuts, allegedly because so many people are allergic to peanuts and they don’t know it. You sell these people their “meals” and drinks, and hope many passengers purchase alcoholic beverages because you make a fortune from them, but – at the same time – don’t want any particular passenger to purchase too much and become drunk and disorderly. Read more…

This Week at Amtrak; 2009-09-04

September 4th, 2009 Comments off

Volume 6, Number 35

  1. An interesting collection of mail came flying over the This Week at Amtrak transom this week. Plus (see item number five, below) an answer from Congresswoman Corrine Brown on the future of passenger rail east of New Orleans and into Florida. Read more…

This Week at Amtrak; 2009-08-19

August 18th, 2009 Comments off

Volume 6, Number 31

  1. The lack of intellectual honesty when preparing reports apparently goes far beyond Amtrak. We know Amtrak’s P.R.I.I.A. Section 226 Gulf Coast Service Plan Report for restoring passenger rail service east of New Orleans and into Florida was fatally flawed and intellectually dishonest in addition to being insulting to anyone who is serious about passenger rail. Everyone is waiting to see what Amtrak will come up with for the Pioneer route restoration report which was originally due last week, and the North Coast Limited route restoration report which should also be due in the next few months. Read more…
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This Week at Amtrak; 2009-05-22

May 22nd, 2009 Comments off

Volume 6, Number 14

  1. It’s the “little things” that often start the biggest stories. Progressive Railroading Online featured a story on May 19th about Amtrak launching construction on the much-needed new Auto Train station in Sanford, Florida. The story went on for four paragraphs talking about this new $10 million facility being paid for with federal stimulus fund monies. Read more…

This Week at Amtrak; 2009-04-06

April 6th, 2009 Comments off

Volume 6, Number 9

  1. Interesting words from Matt Rose, Chairman, President, and CEO of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. His thoughts and comments mesh well with former FRA Administrator Gil Carmichael’s Interstate II vision. Read more…