News & Commentary

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.

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

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.