Amtrak, in coordination with BNSF Railway, will implement Positive Train Control (PTC) over several BNSF-owned subdivisions, marking the first activation on host-owned territory used by Amtrak.
Amtrak selected Penn Station Partners, a Baltimore-based team with global expertise, to negotiate a master development deal for Baltimore Penn Station and neighboring Amtrak-owned properties. The team is comprised of Beatty Development Group, Armada Hoffler Properties, Cross Street Partners, Gensler, WSP USA, Network Rail Consulting and Mace Group among others.
Amtrak unveiled the “Ready to Build” campaign, which includes a series of short films showcasing five critical investments that are vital to the realization of a renewed, modern passenger rail system.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) published the Draft Environmental Impact Statement review (DEIS) for the Hudson Tunnel Project
Amtrak designated a team lead by Riverside Investment & Development Co. as the Master Developer for commercial elements of Chicago Union Station (CUS) and neighboring Amtrak-owned properties.
The Federal Railroad Administration issued a Record of Decision for the Baltimore and Potomac (B&P) Tunnel Project, concluding the environmental review process.
Amtrak issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) in December seeking partnership opportunities to leverage up to 725 miles of track right-of-way and other real estate across the country for telecommunications, energy distribution, and associated activities considered appropriate by Amtrak.