News & Commentary

FRA Announces the Availability of $291 Million for Intercity Passenger Rail Infrastructure

June 10, 2020 ESPA hopes that Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) will not allow a great opportunity to fund continued investment in the infrastructure that is the foundation of our Upstate NY intercity rail passenger rail service

Serviced Detoured from Buffalo Exchange Street Station for Station Construction

June 10, 2020 Track and signaling construction work as part of the Buffalo-Exchange Street Station project will require temporary detour of service from downtown.

Amtrak Celebrates 49th Anniversery

May 1, 2020 In honor of its 49th anniversery on May 1, 2020, Amtrak's new President/CEO William Flynn released a YouTube video message!

Amtrak Requires Masks

April 20, 2020 Effective today, Amtrak will require all customer-facing employees wear a facial covering of some kind — a mask if available— and strongly encourages all other employees and passengers to wear coverings.

Amtrak Nationwide Service Changes

April 14, 2020 Amtrak Goes To Pre-Packaged Meals On Western Trains; Makes Other Temporary Changes To Long-Distance Service