News & Commentary

ESPA Testifies Before NYS Assembly Transportation Committee

September 23, 2021 ESPA was honored to provide testimony at the public hearing on Intercity Passenger Rail Transportation held by the NYS Assembly Standing Committee on Transportation on September 22, 2021.

Lakeshore Rail Alliance Launched in Erie

July 29, 2021 ESPA is very pleased to be a founding organizational member of the new Lakeshore Rail Alliance.

Amtrak Signs $7.3 billion Deal for 83 Multi-Powered Trains for its Northeastern Services

July 7, 2021 Amtrak is contracting with California-based Siemens Mobility manufacture a new fleet of up to 83 multi-powered modern trains that will be leveraged for state and northeast services.

Schenectady Rail Service Press Conference

June 7, 2021 ESPA seeks restoration of Amtrak’s Empire Corridor Trains to Schenectady, Syracuse and Western New York. Supports Saratoga Springs Chamber of Commerce’s Interest in a Third Daily Roundtrip to Schenectady and Saratoga in 2022.

Rail Supporters Want State to Push Ahead on Improvement Plans

June 1, 2021 Some worry that the Empire State may be at a disadvantage in infrastructure funding since, federal documents suggest the state is lagging in its planning and wish list for federally funded rail improvements.