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Amtrak says it had its best year in company history

by Kimberly Adams Nov 11, 2019
After years of being the subject of congressional ire, the federally subsidized company is almost at the point of breaking even.
Passengers board an Amtrak train at New York City's Pennsylvania Station.
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Penn Station is a drag for commuters and the economy

by Ryan Kailath May 23, 2017
Delays at the train depot ripple through the economy of the entire East Coast, an expert says.
Evening commuters make their way toward a New Jersey Transit train platform at Penn Station in New York City.
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Amtrak cracking down on baggage policy

by Sally Herships Sep 28, 2015
The company allows up to 250 pounds of luggage, but riders bring even more aboard.

A day after crash, a vote to cut Amtrak funding

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer May 13, 2015
Amtrak says it has a $52 billion maintenance backlog on its Northeast Corridor.
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Most Amtrak long-distance routes are unprofitable

by Kai Ryssdal May 13, 2015
New York to Washington is the lone bright spot of profitable service.

The fight over America's rails

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Mar 25, 2015
A train whistle can evoke far-away places and adventure. Also, lawsuits.

‘Corporate sponsored art’ isn’t as bad as it sounds

by Kai Ryssdal Mar 24, 2015
Writers and artists are finding financial support from Corporate America.

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Amtrak asks for subsidies in wake of Hurricane Sandy

by Alex Goldmark Dec 13, 2012
On Capitol Hill today, fiscal conservatives are likely to argue against the hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies that go to Amtrak each year. But Hurricane Sandy showed you need to spend if you want to save.
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Amtrak high-speed rail to compete with airlines

by Adam Allington Oct 19, 2012
Amtrak is hoping to lure travelers away from other means of transport, like airlines, with new high-speed rail service.
Amtrak is hoping to lure travelers away from other means of transport, like airlines, with new high-speed rail service.
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Private rail tries for comeback in Florida

by Marketplace Contributor Aug 22, 2012
A private firm will offer service between Miami and Orlando, trying to prove that private rail service can compete with Amtrak.