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@BiggieSmalls Great question! Excavated materials will be hauled to facilities in New York, New Jersey,
or Pennsylvania for disposal or beneficially reused offsite.
3 months, 1 week ago on What We’re Working On: Hudson Yards Project
@DorisFaulkner Thanks for your great feedback! We'll make sure Joseph receives your kind message. Hope to see you out on the rails again soon!
4 months, 1 week ago on Where There’s Will, There’s a Way
@GwenConner Thanks so much for the kind words. Our cooks work hard behind the scenes to deliver delicious meals to our customers. As for the recipe, it's an old Amtrak family secret ;)
4 months, 1 week ago on ‘Ain’t No Sense in Lying’
@bfrymire Thanks for sharing. It looks like you had an amazing trip! Hope you travel with us again soon.
4 months, 1 week ago on 6 Signs Spring Has Sprung on Amtrak
@Clatinqt Yes, you can use your cell phone on our long-distance trains. There may be portions of the trip that have patchy reception, but cell phones are certainly allowed and each seat has its own outlet for charging.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Track an Amtrak Train
@Suave1 You do not have to have military experience. Civilians are more than welcome to apply. Please check out the available positions at Amtrak.com/careers or follow @AmtrakCareers on Twitter for updates.
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Army Reserves Vet Fit to be Hired
@KerriRodley Sounds like a great time to us!
5 months ago on The Absolutely Best Things to Do in New York
@lamarkuson Great idea! Maybe that will have to be our next blog post?
@ARShawAuthor Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the word "REMOVE" in your subject line. Unfortunately we can't accept duplicate applications but hope that you'll consider applying again next time! Thanks for your interest.
5 months ago on Tweet lands writer best workspace ever
@annewarren4 We apologize for your negative experience onboard one of our
trains. Please email us at email@example.com
and provide your name and reservation number so we can look into repairing the
alarm malfunctions you describe above.
5 months ago on Your Top 7 Train Manners
@GeorgeRoyall You're in luck, George! Amtrak offers a 15 percent discount for seniors age 62 and over on the lowest fare on most trains. You can find more info on this topic at http://www.amtrak.com/seniors-discount.
5 months ago on 6 Tips for Cheap Amtrak Tickets
Thank you for your feedback. We have added a confirmation page per your feedback. If you submitted your application before today and were redirected to the homepage of the blog, your submission was successful. If you would like to withdraw your application, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your first and last name and "REMOVE" as the subject so we can delete your application.
Also, to clarify, the terms of the application do not apply to any work the residents produce while on the residency. We are not in the business of publishing, instead we provide the creative and inspirational environment in which these works are created.
Lastly, we have received questions about how we intend to use the writing samples. Our idea at this time would be to potentially use the application to promote the program, which could include featuring residents with an excerpt of their application. This of course would happen through a conversation with the applicant.
Thank you for applying and best of luck!
5 months, 1 week ago on How to Apply for the Amtrak Residency for Writers
We want to clarify quickly since we have seen the question arise in several places. We would of course reach out to and have a conversation with any applicant before using their work for promotional purposes.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on How to Apply for the Amtrak Residency for Writers
Thanks for the overwhelming interest, everyone. We're pulling together a formal program now and should have updates soon. Please stay tuned to Twitter and Facebook for updates!
5 months, 4 weeks ago on Tweet lands writer best workspace ever
Thanks for catching that for us. With all the excitement about the new locomotives, we made a mistake. We've updated the photo and done some additional digging to tell you more about the equipment featured in it. You'll notice that there's only one coach and several baggage cars. That indicates that the train was likely the Mail Express that Amtrak operated from Springfield, Conn., to Washington, D.C., from 1984 until the 2000s.
What memories do you have of the AEM-7? We'd love to hear them!
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Check Out Vintage Amtrak Locomotives
@JohnWelch1 We're fans of the red ones, too, especially since the design is so useful!
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Who Needs a Runway? Amtrak Uniform Fashion Trends
@thegoodhuman Thanks for always riding Amtrak! We really appreciate your business. We certainly understand your concerns and will be addressing them in the next blog post on sustainability. Stay tuned! It should come out in early February.
6 months, 4 weeks ago on How Amtrak Commits to Sustainability
@RAAndre Scroll to the top right. When you click on the magnifying glass icon a search field will pop up. Hope that helps!
6 months, 4 weeks ago on Welcome to Our New Design!
@AbbieWatters Thanks for catching that, Abbie! We've added it. How many times have you traveled that route?
6 months, 4 weeks ago on Fans Pick Best Places to Visit in 2014
@russandeve Sounds like you're an experienced Amtrak traveler! Thanks for riding with us and sharing your stories. Next trip, don't forget your camera!
7 months ago on 10 Best Places to Visit in 2014
@russandeve Sounds like you are an experienced Amtrak traveler! Thanks for riding with us and sharing your stories. Next trip, don't forget your camera!
@RobertApplegate Wow! We'll make the change asap!
7 months, 2 weeks ago on 10 Best Places to Visit in 2014
@Goriajk Take lots of pics!
9 months, 1 week ago on 7 Breathtaking Photos of a West Coast Train Trip
@MistyOLR You'll like our most recent story about the Sunset Limited then. Just visit the blog homepage at blog.amtrak.com, to check it out!
9 months, 1 week ago on Boston to DC for Spring Break!
Thanks for sharing your stories! It's great to hear from so many customers. We hope you ride with us again soon to make new memories!
9 months, 2 weeks ago on A Train Trip with Many Milestones
Sorry about that, Barbara! Please visit http://amtrakstories.com/ or click the link above. We've updated it based on your feedback.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Going to the Chapel
@DanielLilly Sounds like you're excited for your upcoming trip. We can't wait to have you out on the rails with us!
9 months, 2 weeks ago on California Zephyr Named Fan Favorite
With the launch of our new
single-level long distance equipment – the “Viewliner II”, Amtrak is also
launching Amtrak America, a brand that will encompass all that is great
about Amtrak’s long-haul trains, including those with sleeper class service.
Amtrak’s route brands will continue, and this brand will make the conversation
and overall service offerings clear to our customers and stakeholders.
Amtrak America will utilize our Phase Three striping on the
single-level long distance cars as a tribute to our heritage. The first cars
released from production will also carry Amtrak’s heritage logo in honor of our
past. Amtrak’s current logo will return on the standard production cars.
10 months ago on Coming Soon: New Long Distance Cars
@GJTigger Great advice! You're making us want to do another post with even MORE #TrainManners.
10 months, 1 week ago on Your Top 7 Train Manners
Thanks for the heads up! We've made the correction above.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on A Travelin’ Soldier
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1 year ago on Check Out Our Blog Improvements
@kjtunell The offer is for new members to AGR, but please continue to watch our Facebook page for future AGR offers.
@joolsstone Thanks! We appreciate you coming to check out the new blog look!
@TimothyCFlood Hi, Timothy. The 500 bonus point offer is for new members to AGR, but continue to watch our Facebook page for future AGR offers. Thanks!
@robteed48808 Thanks for sharing! When are you traveling with us next?
1 year, 1 month ago on Photo of the Week!
@Tort14U Movies are available on our Auto Train on the East Coast. The train you'll be on does not have them. But the scenery is so amazing, you won't want to be distracted!If you'd like to watch a movie on your laptop or tablet we recommend downloading it before boarding the train.
1 year, 1 month ago on A Weekend Blitz on the Silver Meteor
@Tort14U Your roomette will look slightly different from the one in these photos, but this link includes lots of helpful info for your upcoming trip! http://blog.amtrak.com/2013/03/roomette-with-a-view-or-two/
@MarkRodriguez Thank you for your support, Mark!
1 year, 1 month ago on Amtrak’s CEO Receives Contract Extension
@tctulloch @iava Yes, our Twitter followers suggested IAVA too. They've been great partners!
1 year, 1 month ago on We’re Hiring America’s Veterans!
@JayMarking Our CEO is a veteran so he knows all the great skills service men and women can bring to Amtrak. We're looking forward to welcoming them aboard!
@trainmcp1138 Stay tuned! The locomotive is just the beginning!
1 year, 1 month ago on We’ve Got a Big Announcement!
@ChristyPulu Christy, great guess! Stay tuned to see if you're correct. Watch for the #AmtrakVets hashtag on social media.
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We appreciate any and all feedback from our customers as we are always looking for ways to improve to ensure that we are providing a valuable service. If you have specific customer service issues, please reach out to us at Amtrak.com/contact.
1 year, 2 months ago on Inside Our Bedroom Suites
@spikeymom We agree! Kyle did a great job capturing the feel of the journey.
1 year, 2 months ago on Watch This! Cruising on the Coast Starlight
@KarlWolfWarren Glad you had such a good time, Karl! Hope you ride with us again soon.
@BillPavuk We completely agree, Bill. That change from coach to a sleeper is big! We're glad you've had such great experiences on Amtrak. Thanks for singing out praises to skeptical travelers!
1 year, 2 months ago on Roomette with a View (or Two)
@GretchenD Glad you had such a great experience. The Empire Builder has beautiful scenery!
@zook They're usually pretty quiet. What you will hear is safety announcements or dinner announcements over the PA system. Announcements usually stop after dinner is served so people can sleep.
@rpeteg Wow! Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I hope you travel again with us soon.
@jlw518 Yes, thanks for bringing that up! We did find that in our research. If you love films, you may also find it interesting that LA's Union Station is also popular for movie makers. Some examples are included here: http://blog.amtrak.com/2013/05/top-la-attractions-lists/
1 year, 2 months ago on Visit the Iconic ‘Untouchables’ Stair Scene