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(Source: Progressive Railroading 09/08/2020) Amtrak last week announced plans to furlough 1,950 workers and cut 100 management positions due to contracted operations and pinched finances. For several weeks, the railroad conducted a thorough review of its fiscal-year 2021 operating plan and planned service levels, which revealed reduced staffing needs for the next fiscal year, Amtrak officials…

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(Source: Trains Magazine, September 1, 2020) Amtrak will furlough approximately 1,950 of its unionized workers as part of cutbacks for fiscal 2021, according to a message sent to workers today and obtained by Trains News Wire. Additionally, approximately 100 managerial positions will be eliminated. Full story: www.trainsmag.com Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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(Rail Passengers Association press release, July 8, 2020) WASHINGTON, D.C. — House appropriators with jurisdiction over transportation programs gave Rail Passengers another significant victory today, releasing a draft Fiscal 2021 proposal boosting regular Amtrak appropriations, setting aside at least $26 billion in additional emergency grant funds for Amtrak and public transportation, and tying the money to…

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(Source: Progressive Railroading 04/24/2020) By Vesna Brajkovic, Associate Editor Amtrak expects to lose $700 million in adjusted operating earnings as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Amtrak officials said yesterday in a teleconference with reporters. Chairman Anthony Coscia said losses could be climb higher as ridership drops to 95 percent across the network. Earlier this month, Amtrak received…

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(Source: Progressive Railroading 03/24/2020) With daily ridership down 90 percent and future bookings down 85 percent year over year, Amtrak is cutting management pay and taking other “aggressive” steps to address revenue losses related to the impact of the coronavirus, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported today. “Amtrak and our state partners estimate we need approximately $1 billion in supplemental funding through…

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