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Amtrak Taps Developer for $1 Billion-Plus Redevelopment of Union Station

May 25, 2017 - in Buildings, News, Projects, Transportation

Amtrak has chosen a Chicago development firm to lead a more than 3 million-square-foot real estate redevelopment of Union Station and surrounding land, a project expected to take about six years to complete and cost more than $1 billion. Riverside Investment…

CH2M to Serve on Program Management Consultant Team to Amtrak for Gateway Program

September 23, 2016 - in Lifecycle

The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), operating intercity passenger rail services in 46 states and the District of Columbia, has selected…

Amtrak Invest $2.4 Billion for Next-Gen High-Speed Trainsets and Infrastructure Upgrades

August 29, 2016 - in Rail, Transportation

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is contracting with Alstom to produce 28 next-generation high-speed trainsets that will replace the equipment used to provide Amtrak’s…

NARP Sends Intern on the Ultimate Summer “Road Trip”

June 1, 2016 - in Corporate, Rail

Washington, D.C.—With school and finals behind her, college sophomore Elena Studier this summer is taking her bike on an epic 38-day multi-modal “road trip” across the country by rail, visiting more than 18 cities and 15 states. Studier, 20, spent her…

Philadelphia-Area Commuters Gain Greater Access to Vital Train Station with New Roadway Design

May 27, 2016 - in Design/Engineering, Projects, Roads

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., May 26, 2016—Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, is playing a role in the multi-faceted effort to improve the Paoli Intermodal Transportation Center, a key rail depot in the western…

Amtrak Releases RFQ for Master Developer on the Chicago Union Station Project

May 25, 2016 - in Construction, Projects, Rail

CHICAGO — Amtrak is taking the next step toward selecting a Master Developer for commercial elements of Chicago Union Station (CUS) and neighboring properties by seeking responses to a Request For Qualification (RFQ) now posted at procurement.Amtrak.com.…

Amtrak Continues to Improve Sustainability of Operations

January 14, 2016 - in Corporate, Rail

WASHINGTON – Amtrak continues its commitment and progress to ever more sustainable operations by focusing on fuel and energy conservation as well as other initiatives. America’s Railroad® has incorporated sustainability practices throughout its operation…

Amtrak Urges Infrastructure Investment as a National Priority

October 27, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning, Rail

WASHINGTON – Amtrak President & CEO Joe Boardman was joined by a panel of industry experts today at the National Press Club to highlight the need to make infrastructure planning and investment a national priority. Joined by Chicago Gateway Blue Ribbon…

Tragic Philadelphia Crash Spurs Pledge for Positive Train Control

May 15, 2015 - in Corporate, Rail, Sensors

This week's tragic Amtrak crash in Philadelphia has renewed the scrutiny of aging infrastructure and has spurred a pledge from Amtrak's CEO Joe Boardman that Positive Train Control will be in place along the Northeast Corridor by the end of this year. Positive…

Amtrak Honors Former Federal Rail Administrator, Current CMAP Senior Fellow

March 11, 2015 - in People, Rail

CHICAGO, March 10, 2015—Amtrak today dedicated its Chicago railroad operations center as the Joseph C. Szabo Chicago Control Center, in recognition of Szabo's contributions to the advancement of intercity passenger rail travel and railroad safety in the…