Amtrak, States Ask U.S. for Infrastructure Funds
- Can Amtrak be reinvented? Burger, Todd O. // Railway Age;Oct2003, Vol. 204 Issue 10, p21
Comments on the proposal of Amtrak to create an intercity rail passenger system. Primary functions of Amtrak; Recommended way for the separation of Amtrak's infrastructure; Overview of the Infrastructure Management Organization proposal.
- Commuter Rail: Commuter Rail Issues Should Be Considered in Debate over Amtrak: GAO-06-470. Hecker, JayEtta Z. // GAO Reports;5/22/2006, p1
Commuter rail agencies provide mobility to millions of people across the country, often using Amtrak infrastructure and services. Given these interactions, an abrupt Amtrak cessation could have a significant impact on commuter rail operations. Amtrak's chronic financial problems and recent...
- Passenger Train Ridership in the Amtrak System. Nice, David C. // Transportation Quarterly;Jan91, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p121
Examines passenger train ridership in the Amtrak system of the U.S. Factors that contributed to the decline in passenger train ridership; Goal of the federal government's decision to create the Amtrak system; Importance of a transportation system's ability to bring passengers to their...
- 79 mph Amtrak service OKd by federal panel. // New Hampshire Business Review;7/13/2001-7/26/2001, Vol. 23 Issue 15, p14
Reports on the ruling by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board allowing Amtrak trains between Boston, Massachusetts and Portland, Maine to run at 79 miles per hour. Reason for the board's approval of the higher speed; Amount spent by state and federal governments to rehabilitate the rail line...
- Transit Update. // Railway Age;Mar2000, Vol. 201 Issue 3, p22
Reports that Amtrak's all-electric Northeast Corridor railroad service between Boston, Massachusetts and Washington, DC began on January 31, 2000. Details of Amtrak's railroad services; Plans of Amtrak; Significance of the New Haven-Boston electrification project to railroad transportation.
- The North American passenger rail market. Malone, Frank // Railway Age;Mar2003, Vol. 204 Issue 3, pG4
Discusses the condition of the passenger rail market in North America as of March 2003. Outlook for Amtrak's West Coast operations, including the Capitol Corridor service; Increase in ridership for California-supported Pacific Surfliner and San Joaquin services; Expansion efforts of the...
- Amtrak eyes its return to Roanoke. // Railway Age;Sep2013, Vol. 214 Issue 9, p13
The article reports on the joint effort to extend Amtrak regional inter-city passenger rail service from Lynchburg to Roanoke undertaken by Amtrak, Norfolk Southern, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the City of Roanoke through the passage of the first major transportation funding plan of Virginia.
- Northern growth 'checked by poor transport'. Hayman, Allister // Regeneration & Renewal;2/29/2008, p9
The article focuses on the findings of the study regarding transport policy for Northern England, conducted by the Institute for Public Policy Research North. The report states that Northern England needs major changes to its transport infrastructure to support its economy. In addition, it...
- Getting CREATE-ive. Prince, Ted // Journal of Commerce (1542-3867);12/11/2006, Vol. 7 Issue 50, p34
The author criticizes the U.S. surface transportation bill SAFETEA-LU and cites that the Chicago Region Environment and Transportation Efficiency project received less funding than anticipated. He believes that providing transportation infrastructure is one of the most democratic functions of...