Articles tagged “amtrak”

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Amtrak to Cancel All Long-Distance Trains Over Possible Freight Rail Strike

The potential freight rail work stoppage isn't just disrupting Amtrak, with several commuter train systems already announcing the uncertainty is forcing them to cut service.

Amtrak to Cancel All Long-Distance Trains Over Possible Freight Rail Strike

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Amtrak Sets Date for New Rail Service to Vermont’s Largest City

Amtrak will begin serving Burlington, Vt., later in July, nearly 70 years after passenger rail service ended to the city. Amtrak's Ethan Allen Express will begin daily service to Burlington from New York on July 29, the passenger railroad said Wednesday. The train, which is an extension of existing service to Rutland, Vt., will make…

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Amtrak Returns to Canada

Amtrak resumed trains to Toronto on Monday, two years after the international passenger rail service was suspended in the early days of the pandemic. The daily Maple Leaf train connects New York and Toronto in 12-and-a-half hours, according to Amtrak. Trains cross the border near Niagara Falls, N.Y. The railroad's passenger trains to Montreal and…

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Brightline Aims to Carry Holiday Travelers to Orlando by Christmas

Brightline backer Fortress Investment is confident that trains will begin rolling, but maybe without passengers, to Orlando in time for the Christmas holidays.

Brightline Aims to Carry Holiday Travelers to Orlando by Christmas

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Amtrak To Add More Trains As Demand Returns

Good news on travel demand, of the rail kind: Amtrak has announced its summer schedule with most Acela frequencies since the onset of the pandemic and Northeast Regional departures nearing 80% of pre-pandemic service levels. The new summer schedule also includes the restoration of four long-distance trains to daily service, the service said in an announcement. Amtrak anticipates the…

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Travel CEO Turnover in 2021 Ushers in New Leaders for Recovery Fight

A wave of CEO departures swept across the entire travel industry this year. But new names in the top office don't always translate to major changes in how some of these companies will operate going forward.

Travel CEO Turnover in 2021 Ushers in New Leaders for Recovery Fight

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U.S. Airline CEOs Support Lifting Mask Mandates and 8 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, several U.S. airline CEOs argue that federal mask mandates are no longer necessary, Amazon is enabling travelers to make payments using their palms, and numerous pandemic travel myths are debunked.

U.S. Airline CEOs Support Lifting Mask Mandates and 8 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

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Amtrak Names 3rd New CEO in 4 Years

Amtrak has selected insider Stephen Gardner as its next CEO. He takes over a railroad still recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic, but flush with cash for expansion from President Biden's infrastructure bill.

Amtrak Names 3rd New CEO in 4 Years

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Amtrak Warns Infrastructure Upgrades Won’t Come Until 2023 at the Earliest

Amtrak is moving full-speed ahead on its expansion plans following the passage of President Biden's infrastructure bill. But those eager to ride new trains face a reality check: Most work is unlikely to begin for another year or so, with Amtrak focused on winning back riders in the meantime.

Amtrak Warns Infrastructure Upgrades Won’t Come Until 2023 at the Earliest

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U.S. Airports, Railroads Prep for Influx of $1 Trillion in Infrastructure Funds

President Biden's more than $1 trillion infrastructure plan provides an unseen-for-decades investment in U.S. transportation. But achieving its lofty goals could pose new challenges, which is something former President Obama knows well after partisan politics stymied some of his infrastructure ambitions.

U.S. Airports, Railroads Prep for Influx of  $1 Trillion in Infrastructure Funds