A short preview of Bill Vantuono, Editor of Railway Age interviewing Joe Boardman, President and CEO of Amtrak on Northeast Regional train #184 in route to New York City from Washington, DC. Topics discussed: Positive Train Control, a demand to invest into new rail infrastructure, Amtrak's Strategic Plan, and Mr. Boardman's career in transportation. Please see a longer version of this interview on Railway Age's website.
Planning and booking your inter-city rail travel has never been easier. Map out your travel routes using our Interactive Route Atlas; or browse our complete list of train routes to explore your travel destinations in North America (amtrak.com/train-routes).
Travel along One or More of the Famous American Train Routes:
Make the best out of your rail vacation and ride on multiple Amtrak routes for a complete experience of long-distance train travel. Follow the storied path of the City of New Orleans (amtrak.com/city-of-new-orleans-train) down the Mississippi from Chicago to The Big Easy. Or, ride the mighty Empire Builder (amtrak.com/empire-builder-train) from Chicago to Seattle, through America's great northern plains. Some other famous routes include:
The Coast Starlight (amtrak.com/coast-starlight-train):
Experience the comfort and relaxation of train travel while witnessing spectacular West Coast scenery as you travel between Los Angeles and Seattle on the Coast Starlight. From the snow-covered peaks of the majestic Cascade Mountains to shimmering Pacific Ocean vistas, this is one of the most majestic rail journeys available.
The Southwest Chief (amtrak.com/southwest-chief-train):
Discover the natural beauty of the American West when you travel across the mighty Mississippi through eight states on the Southwest Chief between Chicago and Los Angeles. Keep your camera handy to capture the spectacular sunsets and pristine vistas you can only see from the train.
California Zephyr (amtrak.com/california-zephyr-train):
Experienced travelers say the California Zephyr is one of the most beautiful train trips in all of North America. As you climb through the heart of the Rockies, and further west through the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas on your way between Chicago and San Francisco, you may find it hard to disagree.
Capitol Limited (amtrak.com/capitol-limited-train):
Enjoy an all-American journey between America’s picturesque heartland and the majestic monuments nation’s capital as you travel in style between Chicago and Washington, D.C. Instead of driving a car, taking a plane or bus, hop onboard and enjoy this unique view of Americana from your picture window.
The President’s Service and Safety Awards program has been an Amtrak tradition for more than 30 years. It recognizes employees and external business partners who have made outstanding contributions toward improving Amtrak’s safety and security, customer focus and financial excellence and who have added extraordinary value to Amtrak.
On February 18 & 19, 2016, over 300 people rode the Gulf Coast Inspection train from New Orleans, Louisiana to Jacksonville, Florida as part of an ongoing effort to restore passenger rail service along the Gulf Coast, which was disrupted by Hurricane Katrina a decade ago and never resumed after the 2005 storm. To learn more and see a recap of the trip, follow the link below.