News & Commentary

Biden marks Amtrak's 50th anniversary in Philadelphia

May 2, 2021 "It’s an honor to celebrate Amtrak’s 50th anniversary. I look forward to a bright future for all American rail" – President Joe Biden

Saratoga Rail Service Press Conference – Friday April 30th 2021

May 1, 2021 Saratoga County Chamber and the Empire State Passenger Association look to NYSDOT and Amtrak to restart Ethan Allen line service and expand future Amtrak service to Saratoga Springs.

LIRR Studying Bi-mode Battery-Electric Trains

April 29, 2021 The trains would run off the existing DC third rail in electrified territory and then seamlessly switch to batteries in the current non-electrified diesel territory.

Ushering in a new age for upstate and downstate NY — through high-speed rail

April 22, 2021 Opinion piece by State Senators Tim Kennedy of Buffalo (63-D) and Jeremy Cooney of Rochester (56-D) in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.

Amtrak selects Siemens Mobility as the Preferred Bidder for the Next Generation of Corridor Equipment

April 22, 2021 Amtrak selects Siemens Mobility as the preferred bidder for the next generation of corridor equipment which will replace the Amfleet I cars in Northeastern service.