News & Commentary

Question on Amtrak Guest Rewards Answered

March 19, 2021 At ESPA's annual meeting on March 13th, a member asked the Amtrak representatives about when their points and status levels in the Guest Rewards program would lapse, because of their drop in travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Need to replace Livingston Ave Bridge (LAB) gets call out from the Albany Times Union

January 25, 2021 The Albany Times Union ran a business article and opinion editorial on the need to replace the Livingston Ave Bridge (LAB) that carries Amtrak trains over the Hudson River between Rensselaer and Albany.

Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Opening of Moynihan Train Hall in New York City

December 31, 2020 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of Moynihan Train Hall, a 255,000-square-foot train hall designed for the 21st century in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, expanding Penn Station west into the James A. Farley Post Office Building.

Metro-North & LIRR Mark Completion of PTC Implementation

December 29, 2020 Positive Train Control milestone was reached eight days ahead of a federally mandated deadline to have the safety overlay system functioning on all required lines and locomotives.

Readers sound off on bridge and tunnel plans: Let’s rethink our infrastructure

December 21, 2020 George Haikalis -- President of the Institute for Rational Urban Mobility and ESPA Manhattan Coordinator -- had a letter-to-the-editor printed in the New York Daily News on the nominated U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and building new rail tunnels in New York City.