offers its Federal Discount Program nationwide.
said the financial investment will enhance the customer experience for commuter and intercity rail customers.
"We're not interested in giving up control of Chicago Union Station," Amtrak
Senior Director of Government Affairs Ray Lang said.
The upcoming trial over the Kansas derailment of an Amtrak
passenger train has been cancelled after Cimarron Crossing Feeders admitted its runaway feed truck damaged the railroad track.
officials confirmed the incident Tuesday afternoon and a photo emerged on social media showing the where the two train cars broke apart on the tracks.
and Bank of America said they have launched a new guest rewards credit card program for Amtrak
that delivers more perks and points to customers through use of the guest rewards world MasterCard and platinum MasterCard.
and Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) have announced a new Amtrak
Guest Rewards credit card programme, effective immediately.
All of which makes it passing strange that congressional Republicans are doing their utmost to kill Amtrak
. Each year, they cut its budget further.
It is also true that today Amtrak
services are most utilized along the heavily populated and often commuted routes along the East Coast of the country.
Funding is clearly insufficient, even if it remains unclear whether the derailment 140 miles north of Washington, D.C., was caused by the infrastructure deficiencies that long have plagued Amtrak
, particularly in the heavily traveled Northeast corridor.
The bill, approved by a vote of 316 to 101, authorizes $7.2 billion in federal subsidies for passenger rail, including $1.7 billion a year over four years in subsidies for Amtrak
. That's nearly the same as current spending levels, disappointing Amtrak
supporters who had urged a significant increase to help the railroad address its deteriorating infrastructure and aging equipment.