Officials: To Stay on Track, Amtrak Needs an Additional $900 Million
- Amtrak's future here hinges on local moves. Blake, Laura // Grand Rapids Business Journal;4/17/95, Vol. 13 Issue 16, p1
Reports on the extension of Amtrak's Pere Marquette line's operation from April to July 1, 1995, following the Michigan Transportation Commission's agreement to augment its state subsidy for the line. Deficit for the line's 1995 operating budget; Conditions for the line's continued operations...
- Amtrak cutbacks blasted. Barnes, David // Traffic World;9/16/96, Vol. 247 Issue 11, p13
Focuses on US Congress' reaction to Amtrak Corp.'s decision to cut or eliminate nearly all rail service in Texas. Acknowledgment of having cut the passenger line's budget; Part of a congressional effort to balance the budget by 2002.
- NO WAY TO RUN A RAILROAD? Murray, Mark // National Journal;12/16/2000, Vol. 32 Issue 51, p3898
Focuses on the criticisms against Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson concerning his chairmanship of railroad company Amtrak. Discussion on the operation of the Acela Express high-speed train; Proposal to cut government spending; Details on the expansion project for the national railroad system;...
- Amtrak Considers Roll On/Roll Off For Capitol Corridor Bicycle Riders. // U.S. Rail News;Oct2010, Vol. 33 Issue 12, p8
The article reports on the proposal being considered by Amtrak, which directs the permission for bicycle riders in taking their bicycles onto trains through Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.
- Amtrak: Two scenarios. // Christian Science Monitor;11/25/97, Vol. 90 Issue 1, p20
Considers the problems of Amtrak and the funding granted by Congress. The imminent bankruptcy it was facing; The $5.2 billion in operating subsidies, retirement funds and capital improvements granted through 2002; The concerns of John McCain, chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science, and...
- Train Travel in America. // Congressional Digest;Dec2001, Vol. 80 Issue 12, p289
Focuses on several issues on rail services of the National Railroad Passenger Corp. (Amtrak) in the United States. Support of the government for the continuance of the rail service of Amtrak; Financial status of the Amtrak; Context of Amtrak Reform and Accountability Act.
- Amtrak Overview. // Congressional Digest;Dec2001, Vol. 80 Issue 12, p290
Focuses on several issues on the rail services of the National Railroad Passenger Corp. (Amtrak) in the United States. Criticism directed at Amtrak for its inability to make profit; Levels of service of Amtrak; Advantages of the intercity train travel.
- Statement on the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak). Clinton, Bill // Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents;4/17/95, Vol. 31 Issue 15, p582
Presents the April 7, 1995 speech by the President of the United States, dealing with the National Railroad Passenger Corp. (Amtrak). Impetus for Amtrak's service reductions; Commitment of the federal government on rail passenger service; Transmission by the US Department of Transportation to...
- Train Ride to Nowhere. Norton, Rob; Hubert, Kerry L. // Fortune;2/17/1997, Vol. 135 Issue 3, p28
Focuses on the United States government-owned railroad Amtrak as of January 1997. How it has avoided being shut down or privatized; Background on its formation; The state of intercity railroad travel in the United States; Its financial situation; Its five-year plan to cut down on its worst...