Amtrak Previews Major Activities for 2010

In a recent press release Amtrak previews the major activities scheduled for 2010 as well as the recent successes of 2009. “Amtrak enters 2010 with a strong sense of optimism, enthusiasm and purpose,” said Amtrak President and CEO Joseph Boardman. “We have an aggressive game plan to modernize, renew, and grow America’s passenger railroad.”

Boardman added that Amtrak is partnering with 25 states in support of more than 100 projects submitted for funding from the $8 billion made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for intercity and high-speed rail capital improvement grants. An announcement from the U.S. Department of Transportation on which projects have been selected is expected this winter.

Some of the major activities Amtrak will conduct over 2010 will include:

  • High Speed Rail
  • Deploy WiFi and upgrade interiors on Acela Express
  • Major Infrastructure Projects funded by ARRA
  • Major Infrastructure Projects funded by Annual Engineering Program
  • Replace and Expand Fleet of Locomotives and Passenger Railcars
  • Installing Positive Train Control and Enhancing Security

Click here to view the press release from Amtrak.