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Amtrak Celebrates 40 Years of Serving America

Forty years ago, on May 1, 1971, Amtrak operated its first intercity passenger train and began its continuing journey of meeting America's national needs with initiative, pride and success.

$466 Millions for 70 new electric locomotives

As part of a comprehensive plan to modernize and expand its fleet of equipment, Amtrak is buying 70 new electric locomotives to provide improved performance and reliability for its Northeast intercity passenger rail services.

$8 Billion for High-Speed Rail Projects

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will announce that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is awarding $8 billion to states across the country to develop America's first nationwide program of high-speed intercity passenger rail service.

$49.5 million in contracts awarded for Los Angeles

Amtrak announced it is awarding two contracts with a combined value of $49.5 million for major upgrades of its maintenance facilities located in Los Angeles, Calif., and in Hialeah, Fla., near Miami. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act economic stimulus program is funding both projects.

New service for Amtrak's Coast Starlight

Real china and glassware are returning to Amtrak's popular Coast Starlight long-distance train to provide an elegant dining experience for passengers and is the latest service change aimed at further improving customer satisfaction on the west coast route between Los Angeles and Seattle.

Amtrak to Perform High-Speed Rail in Michigan

Stressing the importance of its intercity passenger rail service in Michigan, Amtrak announced it will perform a high-speed rail improvement study that will focus on determining what infrastructure upgrades are needed to provide 110 mph train service on the Norfolk Southern-owned rail corridor.

Amtrak Set to Replace Niantic River Bridge

Amtrak announced today it has awarded a $104.7 million contract to Cianbro/Middlesex VII of Littleton, Mass., for the replacement of the 102-year old movable bridge over the Niantic River in East Lyme, Conn.

Amtrak Illinois ridershop up 20% since 2007

Amtrak trains operated under a contract with the Illinois Department of Transportation are providing a way to overcome the unpredictable costs of driving and drew more than 1.8 million passengers to state-supported routes in Fiscal Year 2009.

$10 millions for Pelham Bay Bridge

Amtrak is making major investments in the New York area to bring its bridges, tracks and other infrastructure up to a state of good repair, increase track speeds and improve operations, including a soon to start $10 million project to rehabilitate the Pelham Bay Bridge.

Amtrak makes more Wisconsin connections

Amtrak passengers have more destinations in Wisconsin to begin or end their trips, thanks to an agreement between the national passenger railroad and Jefferson Lines, an intercity motorcoach operator.

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