Articles Tagged 'Amtrak'

Budget-busting station named for Biden

March 18, 2011
By Stephen Dinan-The Washington Times As a thank-you to its most famous customer, Amtrak is renaming the train station in Wilmington, Del., after stimulus “sheriff” Vice PresidentJoseph R. Biden — after the project received $20 million in stimulus money and came in $5.7 million over the initial announced budget. Spokesmen for Mr. Biden, who said he personally fought for stimulus… READ MORE

U.S. to inject $53 billion into passenger rail

February 9, 2011
By David Warner (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced an ambitious $53 billion program to build new high-speed rail networks and… READ MORE

Mayor-elect’s aide faulted in dismissal of Amtrak IG

December 13, 2010
By Jim McElhatton-The Washington Times D.C. Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray hailed Amtrak executive Lorraine Green‘s more than 25 years of government and private-sector experience when he put her in charge of both his campaign and transition team. But within days of Mr. Gray beating Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in the mayoral race, a little-noticed congressional report raised sharp questions about… READ MORE

Amtrak ‘misled’ Congress on finances

June 1, 2010
By Jim McElhatton, The Washington Times When Amtrak assured Congress it was on a “glide path” to free itself of federal subsidies early last decade, a handful of top executives secretly had reason to know better. In fact, the rail service was on the verge of bankruptcy. But Amtrak’s public assurances were based on far more than overly rosy financial… READ MORE

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