Presentations2011 Standing Committee on Rail TransportationCharlotte, NC -- September 2011 (Link to Presentations)
Intercity Passenger Rail: Implications for Urban, Regional, And National Mobility: Hiawatha Service
The Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) passenger rail research group, in partnership with the University Transportation Center for Mobility and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, recently completed a research project examining the mobility impacts of intercity passenger rail using the Hiawatha Service Amtrak route as a case study.
Amtrak Issues Fleet Strategy Plan
The heart of Amtrak’s ability to deliver competitive intercity rail transportation service is the fleet that we operate. The fleet impacts on all aspects of Amtrak’s services including the customer’s perception of and willingness to use the product, the operating reliability of that product and the cost of maintaining and delivering the service.
As an entity created by the Federal government to serve as the national intercity passenger service provider, Amtrak relies on Federal support to maintain, operate and improve its services. While Amtrak covers a substantial portion of its annual operating costs (over 80%) from revenues, sustained capital support from the Federal government, and states in certain instances, is essential to the continuation and betterment of the national intercity network. Read the full plan.High-Speed Rail: A National PerspectiveHigh-Speed Rail Experience in the United StatesAmtrak commissioned this study to help identify the trends and prospects for improved service – in terms of operating speeds, frequency, and reliability – in rail corridors around the country.