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Mapping a New Course

March 25, 2013

Under the Amtrak Improvement Act of 1978, President Jimmy Carter directed the United States Department of Transportation to undertake a formal study of Amtrak’s route system in an attempt to “put Amtrak on a more stable financial footing...”

Digging into the Archives: The Art of David Klein

March 14, 2013

Advertising is essential to any business, and Amtrak effectively used print media in its early years to convey the excitement of train travel to a public unfamiliar with the new company and its services.

The Amtrak Standard Stations Program

March 4, 2013

After taking over America's intercity passenger rail system, Amtrak sought to establish a strong visual identity by painting locomotives and rolling stock in a unified livery, as well as by creating standardized stations that were easy to build and maintain.