WE ALL HAVE TO START SOMEWHERE

By Joe Aiello | Northeast Field Coordinator While the world is caught up in “the ten year challenge" - I'm waiting for next week's...

NEW DINING OPTIONS ARE HERE

By Carolyn Cokley, Rail Passengers Association As you all know, back on June 1, 2018, Amtrak launched contemporary, fresh dining choices...

 
 
 

AMTRAK CASCADES SERVICE COULD END ON A SINGLE POPULAR VOTE

By Abe Zumwalt Washington State primarily funds its transit operations from vehicle licensing fees. For a diverse and robust transit...

HIGH SPEED RAIL CAME TO AMERICA 50 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK!

By Bruce Becker - Vice-President of Operations January 1969 witnessed a number of historical events... Led Zeppelin released their...

 
 
 

SOUTHWEST CHIEF BRINGS $180M ANNUALLY TO NM, CO AND KS

For Immediate Release (19-1) Contact: Xenophon Strategies - (202) 289-4001 Washington, D.C. - Thwarting plans to replace a portion...

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TIME TO RIP OFF THE BAND-AID

By Joe Aiello | Northeast Field Coordinator New York had the “Summer of Hell” in 2017 when Amtrak needed to make necessary repairs...

DISRUPTION ON THE SUNSET

By Jim Mathews There's a truism in official Washington: always release bad news late on Friday. And that's just what happened last...

 
 
 

THE STORIES THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE

By Carolyn Cokley Advocacy is defined as an activity by an individual or group which aims to influence decisions within political,...

NORTH CAROLINA SEES A FUTURE BUILT ON RAIL

By Sean Jeans-Gail While it is commonly asserted that passenger rail only makes sense in the Northeast, there are dozens of thriving...

 
 
 

AMTRAK ORDERS NATIONAL NETWORK LOCOMOTIVES

In response to record ridership levels, Amtrak announced December 21, 2018 that it will acquire 75 new diesel locomotives from Siemens...

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THE LITTLE TRAIN THAT DID

By Joe Aiello | Northeast Field Coordinator “Well I'm on the Downeaster Alexa” - Billy Joel Wrong type of transportation, Piano Man. Okay....

 
 
 

SYNERGY

By Carolyn Cokley, Director Customer Programs Synergy is defined as the benefit that results when two or more agents work together...

WHY RURAL AMERICA NEEDS PASSENGER TRAINS

Abe Zumwalt, Rail Passengers Riding the train clear across the American countryside is very distinct from driving across on the interstates. On...

 
 
 

CONTEMPORARY DINING

By Bruce Becker, Rail Passengers Association The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines ‘contemporary' as: ‘marked by characteristics of...

WHAT'S 58 YEARS OF AMTRAK FUNDING WORTH?

By Sean Jeans-Gail In a disappointingly predictable move, the Congressional Budget Office has released a report on options for reducing...

 
 
 

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“IF YOU BUILT IT, THEY WILL COME”

By Joe Aiello | Northeast Field Coordinator “Hey... Dad? Wanna have a catch?” Who doesn't love Field of Dreams? That scene gets me...

 
 
 



Welcome to Georgia

Welcome to Georgia

Georgia – Tbilisi has been the capital city since the fifth century, the country of one of the most ancient histories and cultures in the world. Its special geographical... Read more ...

This $17 Resistance Band Set Means No More New Year's Resolution Excuses

This $17 Resistance Band Set Means No More New Year's Resolution Excuses

Still haven't given up on those new year's fitness goals? This resistance band set lets you get a full workout in any room in your house, with up to 150 pounds of resistance if... Read more ...

Spain receives 82.6 million foreign tourists last year

Spain receives 82.6 million foreign tourists last year

As per Spanish government figures, the country received a national record of 82.6 million foreign tourists last year. Read more ...

More than a million Britons visit New York in 2018

More than a million Britons visit New York in 2018

More than a million Britons visited New York last year, as the Big Apple witnessed a record-breaking year for tourism. NY welcomed 65.2 million tourists last year, as per new... Read more ...

Japan experienced record high visitor number last year with low shopping spree

Japan experienced record high visitor number last year with low shopping spree

Last year, the tourist number visiting Japan hit a record high as did in terms of their spending in the country, regardless of a series of natural disasters that closed down... Read more ...

South Dakota Tourism welcomed 14.1 million tourists in 2018

South Dakota Tourism welcomed 14.1 million tourists in 2018

It is consecutive ninth year, South Dakota Tourism saw increased growth in tourism to the state in 2018. Read more ...

Thailand all prepared to observe Chinese New Year celebrations

Thailand all prepared to observe Chinese New Year celebrations

The Tourism Authority of Thailand or TAT declared that the Royal Thai Government has permitted the extension of the visa-on-arrival fee waiver for citizens of almost 20 nations... Read more ...

Chicago welcomed more than 57.6 million visitors in 2018

Chicago welcomed more than 57.6 million visitors in 2018

A new tourism record was set by Chicago as it welcomed more than 57.6 million visitors in 2018 showing a growth of 4.3 per cent as compared to the same period last year. Mayor... Read more ...

Travellers embrace Airbnb for 2019 Chinese New Year, Songkran and Golden Week

Travellers embrace Airbnb for 2019 Chinese New Year, Songkran and Golden Week

The new data shows that travellers to Thailand are increasingly turning to Airbnb for accommodation during big tourism events. Last year, Thai Airbnb hosts welcomed over... Read more ...

Kangaroo Island experiences record tourism number

Kangaroo Island experiences record tourism number

Last week, the cost and benefits related to cruise ship visitation was the subject of an interesting letter to The Islander and we are following up the questions... Read more ...

Edinburgh airport welcomes record 14 million people

Edinburgh airport welcomes record 14 million people

Edinburgh airport welcomed over 14 million people recording a 6.5 per cent rise over the last year 2017. It is the busiest airport of Scotland and saw international growth of... Read more ...