News & Commentary

Florida Bound: Can't Get There from Here by Air

April 15, 2023 I never imagined I'd ever divert from a plane to a train on account of the weather, but finally did after fifty years.

Amtrak's Adirondack Service Returns After Three-Year Hiatus

April 5, 2023 Amtrak's Adirondack returned after its three-year COVID suspension on Monday April 3rd, 2023 — with the first northbound train from New York Penn Station to Montreal Gare Centrale.

Amtrak and Regional Authority Release Study Examining the Scranton – New York Corridor

March 23, 2023 A two-year analysis of potential rail service between Scranton and New York City estimates the service could carry more than 470,000 riders annually.

ESPA Testifies At 2023 Transportation Budget Hearing

February 17, 2023 ESPA Executive Director Steve Strauss testified before the Joint NYS Senate & Assembly Transportation Budget Hearing on Monday, February 6, 2023.

LIRR Service to Grand Central Madison Inaugurated

January 27, 2023 East Side Access is done, with the new commuter rail station, located below Grand Central Terminal now open.