New Jersey Transit Executive Director Kevin Corbett called Transit's partnership with Amtrak
critical torestoringand renewingtheinfrastructurealong theNEC,moving critical capital projects forwardlikethe newElizabeth Stationand expanding their presence in Penn Station New York.
Lipinski questioned why Amtrak
leaders refused to reimburse riders for taxis and ride-shares on Feb.
Bank of America executive for co-brand partnerships Michael Simpson said, "We're pleased to team up with Amtrak
to launch this new card rewards program and add another key partner to our family of co-branded relationships."
currently covers 75 percent of its costs from passenger fares, not counting payments from states and commuter authorities.
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In the Northeast corridor alone, Amtrak
needs more than $21.1 billion to repair and replace outdated and worn infrastructure, ranging from bridges and tunnels to tracks and communications systems.
The bill would also give officials in 19 states ''a seat at the table'' with Amtrak
when deciding changes and budgets for service in their states, said Rep.
, America's federally subsidized passenger rail system, manages to keep chugging along only with the help of generous taxpayer subsidies.
's Northeast corridor is a popular mode of transportation for workers who prefer alternatives to flying, but as those workers become increasingly tied to wireless devices, they're finding Amtrak
's Wi-Fi service a drawback.
's high-speed Acela trains are beginning to eat away at airlines' volume of Northeast travelers connecting Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston.
conducts safety training for first responders.