Amtrak

Amtrak is hoping a continued growth in the number of riders translates into increased funding for the national railroad. For the 2014 fiscal year, which starts Oct. 1, Amtrak is asking for $373 million in federal taxpayer dollars to support operations. While that is 17 percent less than it requested…

Amtrak is gearing up for a busy Thanksgiving weekend. In advance, the railroad offered the following tips: Avoid the Rush: The busiest Amtrak travel days are the Wednesday before and Sunday after Thanksgiving. Purchase tickets early using Amtrak.com and print an eTicket or use your smartphone, use the Amtrak iPhone…

ATLANTA — State and city officials this week announced a $12.2 million public-private partnership to move forward with a Multi-Modal Passenger Terminal (MMPT) in downtown Atlanta. “The Multi-Modal Passenger Terminal will help transform how we move around our city and region,” Mayor Kasim Reed said in a news release. “The…

ATLANTA — Amtrak could add bus routes to cities located near, but not along, its Crescent route, which the railroad believes will increase “ridership and revenue while expanding the reach of the intercity passenger rail network,” the railroad said in a recent report. Such bus routes would connect the Atlanta…

ATLANTA — Amtrak is considering running shorter versions of the Crescent passenger train between Atlanta and New Orleans to save money because of lower ridership numbers, according to a recent report from the passenger railroad. According to the report, Amtrak could “shorten the train south of Atlanta by switching off…

ATLANTA — Authorities are looking for clues into the death of a Florida woman whose body was discovered along railroad tracks in southern Georgia after she was reported missing from an Amtrak train that passed through the area. Barbara Arteta, 63, was reported missing from the southbound Auto Train, and…