Melissa Nelson❄ @Melmis
Reported 2021-07-31 20:43:42
@gpgailmp @JoeAmtrak @4YrsToday So if she broke a window and crawled into your house what would you do? Hug her and fix her a cup of tea???
Progressive Railroading @rail_pro_mag
Reported 2021-07-31 19:46:11
Senior ***ociate Editor Julie Sneider recently talked with Lauren Gauger on “The Show” on KJZZ-FM, the NPR station in Phoenix, about Amtrak’s aim to expand p***enger rail service in the Southwest. You can listen here (scroll down just a bit): https://t.co/FyZ295KALG
Buddhists #TeamPete 🐝🌉🏳️🌈🧘♂️☸️ @Buddhists4Pete
Reported 2021-07-31 18:28:04
"Amtrak funding in the infrastructure bill: A plan to fix up America's p***enger rail."
Reported 2021-07-31 17:58:02
@vyrthandi <Looks up from iPad to calendar that's counting-down days 'til Amtrak trip from SEA to PDX.>
Guilty, but not sorry.
Lone Candle @Lone_Candle
Reported 2021-07-31 17:44:57
"Getting Amtrak's costs down to European levels would allow it to fix a lot more of its infrastructure for a lot less money. Lawmakers of both parties instead appear set on simply shoveling more taxpayer money at the inefficient agency."
Dan Ignosci @danignosci
Reported 2021-07-31 17:39:18
Great @Amtrak 🚆 ride north after an even better 🚴♀️ ride down the coast https://t.co/6K1AamNWVB
Jody Jones @jojo_hunts
Reported 2021-07-31 17:36:26
Hundred dollar cab ride, fogged in, can't fly
Greyhound, Amtrak, oughta bought a Cadillac
Too much stuff, too much stuff
It'll slow you down, fooling with too much stuff
Andrew Morris @AndrewM16746115
Reported 2021-07-31 16:58:54
@ladydreamspeed But, I do agree Amtrak has a lot of issues that need fixing. It is unfortunate that any push to fix Amtrak is met with pushback from railfans that see it is as their once a year vacation train and hate anything resembling a frequent corridor or something Western European.
Eric Goldschein @ericgoldschein
Reported 2021-07-31 16:45:47
Going down to ATL from NYC in Sept for a wedding and I'm thinking about taking Amtrak. It's a 16 hr trip, costs $164 to sit in coach. It seems insane to do that over a 2hr flight, but it also sounds... more pleasant? Less stressful? Anyone have insights into if this is crazy?
Squally 🔮 @Squally_kins
Reported 2021-07-31 16:30:54
@davlukabb @AmtrakNECAlerts How would that be a Covid issue?
I’m really curious to your answer so please explain it to the best of your medical ability
S☀️re Chiritescu @SChiritescu
Reported 2021-07-31 14:50:47
took Amtrak once; it was 4 hrs late and smelled like pee
Reported 2021-07-31 14:19:07
@jwalshie @printtemps Don’t get me started. Grrrrrrrrrrrr. The lack of signage. Amtrak bus not mentioned, per se ( noticed for the first time, on the Big Board, a bus to Emeryville can be found at 555 Mission St). Greyhound way down at 3/5 with zero signage……Muni/GG Transit are for those in the know
Free Seattle Now @SeattleNow
Reported 2021-07-31 13:53:20
@SeattleSubway @Amtrak Out dated outmoded public transportation.superspreading delta variant and used by.criminals conducting uncivil war on public safety while union corrupt won't fix roads properly N doin favors 4.warren buffet coal trains ruining.amtrak.blamed.4.damage as electric.bus flaw need fixn
David Abbott 🌹 @davlukabb
Reported 2021-07-31 13:39:42
@AmtrakNECAlerts So now they're dumping all the p***engers from that train onto 163 which is already packed. Isn't this a COVID safety issue?!?
MBTA Commuter Rail @MBTA_CR
Reported 2021-07-31 12:45:27
@67Villages @MBTA @Amtrak ****o. We'll p*** this along to the right department to get looked into. Can you please clarify the issue on the board?^JW
David “HINDSIGHT IS 2021” Walsh @DavidAstinWalsh
Reported 2021-07-31 11:27:37
I teach Mondays and Wednesdays in the early afternoon.
So, you’d think the natural scenario would be to catch the late train to New York on the Northeast Regional.
The problem is that Amtrak servic departs from Charlottesville only three times a day, and the latest is at 3:00pm
David “HINDSIGHT IS 2021” Walsh @DavidAstinWalsh
Reported 2021-07-31 11:14:15
Sure, they’re not necessarily going to solve Amtrak’s political problems, but operationally US trains are a joke and it’s not clear people even recognize this as a problem.
David “HINDSIGHT IS 2021” Walsh @DavidAstinWalsh
Reported 2021-07-31 11:12:21
Part of the problem is that there is essentially no local knowledge in America for how to run a modern train system, meaning that it’s probably necessary to bring in people from Germany, Japan, France, etc. as Amtrak consultants/leaders.
Don Nordine @Thegr8beagle
Reported 2021-07-31 10:13:06
@TonyFratto @NicolleDWallace Amtrak suks, needs more and better routes and lower pricing and service. Has for years.
Needs a fix, hope it gets one
Reported 2021-07-31 09:42:03
@AmtrakAlerts What's the weather issue?
Buffalo Sparty @Sparty_VZ
Reported 2021-07-31 09:12:20
@mattyglesias @henrygrabar The problem with Amtrak is not a funding issue. Its the secondary status compared to freight trains when both of em need to use the same track. You aren't going to get the customers when there are regular delays of a few hours.
Seattle Subway @SeattleSubway
Reported 2021-07-31 08:54:34
Well THIS is disappointing
🚫 An end to the Biden idea of “fix it first” before building new roads
🚫 Worse transit vs roads funding ration THAN REAGAN DEVISED
🚫 A pittance of funding to EV buses, road safety, and @Amtrak expansion
Foreign Confidential @ForeignC
Reported 2021-07-31 08:43:39
#Amtrak funding in the infrastructure bill: A plan to fix up America's p***enger rail. https://t.co/aS8IO9lc70
Lewis Holden @LewisHoldenNZ
Reported 2021-07-31 02:49:24
Interesting. In the US, publicly owned Amtrak runs p***enger services over privately owned trackage
Thomas Nimmo @Rote_Insel
Reported 2021-07-31 02:07:44
@klahrinc @mattyglesias Cuomo didn't like Byford making it clear how much Cuomo underfunded the MTA.
This wouldn't be a problem in the current federal government. They know that Amtrak has been underfunded for years and are actually working to fix that.
eating crow, Buffalo style @jibreeladonna
Reported 2021-07-31 00:07:53
Amtrak isn’t the problem though.
Reported 2021-07-30 23:13:01
@JamesHesch2 @****OnHeels2020 I was born and raised in Capital District and would take Amtrak down every other week. I went down last summer for less than 4 hours, and came right back. Total nightmarish ****scape. So sad what he has done to the city
dave 'paco' abraham @subtle116
Reported 2021-07-30 22:17:58
@PurpleClarence @Amtrak Have advocates ever considered doing a m*** sit in here? Or a flash mob full of chairs and some choreographed dance to ‘sit down you’re rocking the boat’? #tacticalurbanism
Ryan P. C. Trimble @Ryntern
Reported 2021-07-30 21:48:05
@WolfRoaming @lukebayguy @GoBrightline @Amtrak The problem is, most of these routes aren't served by trains that run only between them. They're served by Amtrak's long distance routes that p*** THROUGH them, and are often delayed in their arrival by freight trains along the route.
Adam Rutherford @AdamHadem985
Reported 2021-07-30 21:40:28
@MolesterStallo4 @SoulCoughingOne Didn’t you catch the Amtrak down when we went to the sugar bowl a few years ago?
Royal T Mone @thatgirlroyal_t
Reported 2021-07-30 20:29:22
@Amtrak I’m not sure how you are going to fix this. I hope we don’t have the same issue Monday.
Michelle Jackson @MichLovesMoney
Reported 2021-07-30 19:56:52
I am so glad that I use a different route...@Amtrak are your trains impacted when this happens? I don't think so but I'm curious about this. Taking the train to Glenwood Springs sounds good while this is going on.
Grandmaster Beth @cuuuhstanza
Reported 2021-07-30 19:04:28
1. What kinda Amtrak is this? Fire lol
2. I LOVE the train. You get the least amount of movement/motion sickness (issue for me), you can eat & relax plus more space than planes to get up & move. + my personal favorite: you can roll a joint on ur tray table for when u hop off :)
Reported 2021-07-30 18:52:42
That Amtrak tweet made me wanna take a trip down to Cali lowkey
Mike Collins @TrainDS68
Reported 2021-07-30 18:48:30
@CateyBeth @AmtrakAlerts @POTUS @SecretaryPete Look here,us railroad minded folk who actually care get an answer out quicker than Amtrak does,see a problem here?
Hope N Parker @hope_parker
Reported 2021-07-30 18:48:10
@CateyBeth @AmtrakAlerts Thank you for the update.... Still departing around 2am? Just trying to figure when to head down to Union Station..
Reported 2021-07-30 18:38:25
I once took Amtrak from Merced back home to LA and when I tell you, not only did the 4-6 hr trip turn to a 9-10 hour ride…… thanks to LITERALLY SOMEONE GETTING RAN TF OVER AND IT BRAKING DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TRIP 😭😭
Reported 2021-07-30 18:32:31
@AmtrakNECAlerts why do you not make announcements that the trains are delayed.? What is the point of delay text if you are not going to notify about delays?! App is useless, delay text are useless and so is Twitter response. Fix it!!
Gramsci Beat, CFA @goffmania
Reported 2021-07-30 18:27:13
@ladydreamspeed I don’t think this is inherent issue it’s just we don’t give Amtrak capex
Reported 2021-07-30 17:51:50
@AmtrakAlerts We are literally 200 feet out of the station. If they would backup the train, many of us could share Ubers and get down to Sacramento!!!! Very few and ***ue updates from the conductors. Cmon Amtrak, think outside the box 🤔🤔🤔
Reported 2021-07-30 17:44:34
need an SD trip riding on the Amtrak there and back though.. whose down
Servelan, reclaimin' my time🇺🇸 @Servelan
Reported 2021-07-30 17:39:08
Amtrak funding in the infrastructure bill: A plan to fix up America's p***enger rail. https://t.co/S7LHTLhHOp
Ashley Cataloni @ashleyxmarie4
Reported 2021-07-30 17:31:38
@AmtrakNECAlerts Really need to fix train 94 - it’s literally always late… WHY 😩😩
Reported 2021-07-30 17:27:59
The only bad experience I’ve had on Amtrak was cuz a lady had a heart attack delaying the train for hours and further down the trip they found a dead body on the tracks which delayed it for hours cuz they had to do an investigation. The chances of that happening again are zero.
Alastair Keady @hexhibit
Reported 2021-07-30 16:55:16
@NebraskaFTW @abir2021 @duckbldg Amtrak’s main problem is something they can do nothing about. They don’t own most of the railroads - they’re owned by the various private freight rail companies - who get priority on timetables and line access. There’s consequent Amtrak lay-ups, delays, and interruptions.
Douglas “⚛️🚲Atomic Bicycle Antifascist🚲⚛️” Price @ODouglasPrice
Reported 2021-07-30 16:38:13
@evolutionarypsy My adopted home! With only three East-west routes through the entire state, one of which was laid down in Colonial times. It’s exists to make Amtrak look good!
Reported 2021-07-30 16:24:01
@DylanReports No it isn't. I really don't know how to ever completely fix the system as far as long distance trains go because they don't and never will own the tracks. Most of it is out of their hands and always will be. I love Amtrak though anyway!
Dylan's Travel Reports @DylanReports
Reported 2021-07-30 16:19:51
@AruizuCwik Comfort wise is excellent. Tbe main problem woth Amtrak is the infastructure and lack of investment, which, for the most part, isn't their fault.
miss e moo @moothemousecat
Reported 2021-07-30 15:41:45
@aurora3s NJ has lovely scenery in south esp your lights at night not sure where it was ? think there’s lots of diff train lines amtrak etc and then it’s crazy nearer to nyc but am used to that 😁 when you live down here distance is irrelevant coz our average plane times r over 20 hours 😕
Reported 2021-07-30 15:27:03
@barrybutler9 @ChooseChicago @Chicago_History @RTA_Chicago @Amtrak @TrainsMagazine @M***Transitmag What's the story behind the broken bridge?