Posts Tagged: Amtrak Employees

How Amtrak Recycles More Than 8,000 Tons of Materials Each Year

How Amtrak Recycles More Than 8,000 Tons of Materials Each Year

In addition to Amtrak’s onboard recycling program, the company saves tons (and we mean TONS) of materials from landfills by actively recycling at our maintenance facilities across the country. We’re proud to say that almost all the materials generated in repairing and refurbishing your trains are recycled. In fact, we’ve got the numbers to prove it! From 2,700 tons of ...

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How I Work: Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman

How I Work: Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman

For Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman, life comes in two’s. He always stays at a job at least two years, he walks 2 miles to work every day, and he considers he and his wife, Joanne, a two-person team. “My wife has been in this business with me for 40 years,” he says from his desk in Washington, D.C. “She gets ...

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CMO Answers Customer Tweets on Amtrak Wifi

Thanks to the recent expansion of free Amtrak wifi onto Midwest corridor trains, 85 percent of Amtrak customers can now enjoy Internet access on their trains! We know you love your productive time on the train, but that you also have some questions. Why can’t you stream Netflix? When will long-distance trains have Amtrak wifi? And how the heck do ...

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Video Tour of Amtrak Roomette

When you book a ticket on an overnight train, you have the choice to reserve a coach seat or a sleeper car accommodation. For sleeper car customers like travel blogger Kelley Ferro in this video, there are tons of perks! First, you get your own dedicated train attendant to book meal reservations for you, make and take down your bed, carry ...

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Behind the Scenes with Amtrak Wi-Fi

Behind the Scenes with Amtrak Wi-Fi

We can tell from your tweets that you really love free Wi-Fi on our trains. A lot. You’ve also had a lot of questions about the service. Why it doesn’t work like your Internet at home or just how Amtrak Wi-Fi works in general. So we went behind the scenes at our maintenance facility to show you everything that goes ...

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What’s It Like: Amtrak Cities Sprinter Engineer Training

What’s It Like: Amtrak Cities Sprinter Engineer Training

With the addition of the 70 new Amtrak Cities Sprinter (ACS-64) locomotives, comes new equipment to learn. That’s why the 450 Amtrak engineers on the Northeast Corridor have been participating in multi-day locomotive training. Here’s your glimpse into how they are preparing for the arrival of the new equipment. During the comprehensive training sessions, participants receive classroom and operational training. At the culmination of ...

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Who Needs a Runway? Amtrak Uniform Fashion Trends

Who Needs a Runway? Amtrak Uniform Fashion Trends

With New York Fashion Week right around the corner, we got to thinking that the views haven’t been the only thing to turn heads during our 43-year history. Thanks to a few bold designers and some even braver employees, the history of the Amtrak uniform is a fascinating and sometimes funny one! When the company was founded in 1971, the ...

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How Amtrak Commits to Sustainability

How Amtrak Commits to Sustainability

At Amtrak the Earth matters. That is why we are always striving to implement practices and tactics that improve our fuel energy and efficiency while connecting you to over 500 destinations. To let our more than 31.6 million passengers know what we are doing to ensure that Amtrak remains one of the more environmentally friendly modes of transportation, we sat ...

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There’s Always a Party in this Amtrak Cafe Car

There’s Always a Party in this Amtrak Cafe Car

It’s always a party on Herman’s café car along the Capitol Corridor. Blinking colored lights alert customers that hot coffee and good food are for sale. Flowers give the small, clean space a fresh feel. And Herman’s smile makes each meal a one-of-a-kind experience. “Customers say it’s like going on vacation when they come in here,” says Herman, who’s been ...

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Amtrak CEO Makes Work Resolution for Google

Amtrak CEO Makes Work Resolution for Google

I was recently asked by Google to join its #WorkResolutions campaign for the New Year. The tech giant is challenging people everywhere to improve the way they work. Immediately I knew the work resolution I would be following in 2014.

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Your votes have been tallied from the far corners of Twitter, Facebook and Google+! This week's Photo of the Week comes from Sam in Sacramento, Calif.! Sam captured a beautifully image of one of our hard-working conductors along the Capitol Corridor, which runs between Auburn, Calif., and San Jose. This photo had stiff competition, but our social media fans and followers surprised us (big time!) this ...

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CEO to Vets: ‘Have Faith in Yourself’

CEO to Vets: ‘Have Faith in Yourself’

Did you know that Amtrak's CEO Joe Boardman joined the military at just 17 years old? That leap of faith shaped his career, his personal courage and now the company he heads, which has made a commitment to have 25 percent of its new hires be veterans by 2015. In a new radio interview with the Armed Forces Network, Vietnam ...

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Check Out this Relic from Beech Grove

Check Out this Relic from Beech Grove

This week's Throwback Thursday is brought to you by our awesome employees at the Amtrak maintenance facility in Beech Grove, Ind. These are a pair of safety glasses that a welder from the 1970s originally used there. Groovy, huh? Amtrak purchased the Beech Grove shops on April 1, 1975, from the Penn Central Transportation Company, and they became the main maintenance facilities ...

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Your Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea

Your Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea

This throwback pic shows Amtrak employees modeling the new (for the time) 10th anniversary uniforms. This was 1981, and a lot has changed since then, but we think these retro duds would make the perfect last minute Halloween costume! As you can see, we had a suit & tie before Justin Timberlake was even born! Now Amtrak onboard staff wear the same traditional navy blue as our conductors. This beige, ...

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NYC Penn Station, Always Open

New York Penn Station is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Amtrak employees work around-the-clock to ensure that the busiest train station in the country, serving more the 650,000 people a day, is always open for you. When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast a year a go today, bringing devastating  floods and ...

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