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Crew shortage forces Amtrak to reduce Texas service

January 18th, 2022
Updated January 20, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Amtrak has announced temporary service cuts to its national network train service due to "staffing challenges resulting from Covid-19 and the highly active Omicron variant," according to a company statement. 8% of service...

Amtrak service cuts will cost Texas $256 million per year

September 24th, 2020
September 24, 2020 -  TRA Newswire - Washington, DC—The Rail Passengers Association released new research showing that Amtrak’s plan to reduce service on its long-distance routes—a vital transportation link to the 40 percent of the nation’s small and rural communities that...

With Amtrak’s proposed cuts, what will happen to rural rail?

September 16th, 2020
August 27, 2020 - - (editor's note: service to smaller Texas towns on the Texas Eagle route will also be affected by Amtrak's retrenchment to 3x weekly service. Stops at Alpine, Sanderson and Del Rio are already only served three...

Amtrak cutting service to 3x weekly likened to $2 billion "bomb on flyover country"

September 12th, 2020
September 11, 2020 - TRA Newswire - According to the Rail Passengers Association, Amtrak’s response to COVID-19 will drop a $2 billion “bomb on Flyover Country.” Rail Passengers President and CEO Jim Mathews said Amtrak’s plan to reduce service on its long-distance...

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