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Senator Markey Introduces “BRAIN TRAIN” Act to Significantly Expand Intercity Passenger Rail

June 10, 2020 This legislation if passed by the US Congress would authorizes $5 billion annually, for a total of $25 billion over five years, to invest in “high-performance” intercity passenger rail service that will connect communities within a state, across states, and around the country.

MassDOT holds East-West Study Advisory Committee Meeting on Zoom

June 10, 2020 Today on June 10th, 2020 meeting of the East-West Study Advisory Committee was held online on Zoom. The meeting was recorded and posted online, with the presentation posted on the East-West Rail website.

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