Exhibit documents the African American journey from the rural South by train.
United States transportation secretary, Ray LaHood, has announced California, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Missouri will receive $336.2 million to purchase next-generation, American-made trains. Previously awarded rail dollars bring the amount received by these five states and Washington State to $782 million for the purchase of 33 quick-acceleration locomotives and 120 bi-level passenger cars.
Amtrak is applying for nearly $1.3 billion in recently available high-speed and intercity passenger rail federal funding to move forward with a series of infrastructure improvements—including the Gateway Project—as critical first steps to bring next-generation high-speed rail to the Northeast Corridor (NEC).
Following its well-received introduction on high-speed Acela Express trains between Boston and Washington, D.C., and last month’s addition of AmtrakConnect on Amtrak Cascades trains in the Pacific Northwest, Amtrak has set the stage for further expansion of its popular on-board free Wi-Fi service in 2011.
This year commemorates the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and Washington-based visitors now have easy access from Amtrak’s Washington DC hub, the majestic Union Station to some of the Civil War hot spots.
Officials in Connecticut are continuing to push Washington to award the state at least $100 million in federal rail funding.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that he is making available approximately $2.4 billion, through a competitive process, to states eager to develop high-speed rail corridors across the United States.
Following its well-received introduction on high-speed Acela Express trains between Boston and Washington, D.C., and last month’s addition of AmtrakConnect® on Amtrak Cascades trains in the Pacific Northwest, Amtrak has set the stage for further expansion of its popular on-board free Wi-Fi service in 2011.
Amtrak has slackened its regulations to allow passengers to carry firearms on a limited number of trains. The new law follows restrictions similar to those imposed for air travel. Firearms must be stored in checked bags and placed in a locked and hardened container.
SITA and Amtrak today announced an agreement to extend their business partnership to the provision of Quik-Trak self-service ticketing kiosks at 80 train stations across the United States.