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Amtrak wants $3.6 billion in subsidies. It probably won't get all of that
It's asking for 50% more funding than it received for the current fiscal year.
Northeast would see lion's share of new rail funding
The bill includes a fresh $66 billion for passenger and freight rail, the biggest investment the federal government has made in railroads since Amtrak was founded in 1971.
Amtrak needs another bailout to stay afloat
Amtrak is planning to scale back many of its long-distance routes.
Amtrak says it had its best year in company history
After years of being the subject of congressional ire, the federally subsidized company is almost at the point of breaking even.
Penn Station is a drag for commuters and the economy
Delays at the train depot ripple through the economy of the entire East Coast, an expert says.
Amtrak cracking down on baggage policy
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
Amtrak says it has a $52 billion maintenance backlog on its Northeast Corridor.
Most Amtrak long-distance routes are unprofitable
New York to Washington is the lone bright spot of profitable service.
The fight over America's rails
A train whistle can evoke far-away places and adventure. Also, lawsuits.
‘Corporate sponsored art’ isn’t as bad as it sounds
Writers and artists are finding financial support from Corporate America.