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Amtrak is suggesting passengers book their Thanksgiving holiday train tickets sooner rather than later to avoid missing out on the best availability and pricing. The railroad’s busiest days — and the ones most likely to sell out — are the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Saturday and Sunday…

NEW YORK — The Northeast Corridor is an “asset of national importance” and requires significant upgrades in order ensure it remains in good working order, the head of Amtrak recently told a subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. “It is aging and failure prone, and lacks redundant…

ATLANTA — The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is looking to expand its system to include “high-capacity transit” along a major thoroughfare into the city’s northern suburbs. Transit options for the 12-mile corridor along Ga. Highway 400, according to a notice published in the Federal Register, could include bus…

PHILADELPHIA — [tweetable]Amtrak is making a $35 million investment to upgrade the historic 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.[/tweetable] The upgrades, according to Amtrak, will improve the passenger experience and improve pedestrian mobility in and around the facility. The upgrades also meet long-term infrastructure needs of the 80-year-old station. “30th Street…

ATLANTA — MARTA will not raise its fare under a Fiscal Year 2014 budget the MARTA Board of Directors approved on Monday. The budget, which takes effect July 1, includes $426.9 million for operations and $430.5 million for capital programs, including $141.1 million for debt service. The regional transit provider originally…