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Amtrak has posted six consecutive years of growth in ridership and revenue, carrying more than 28.7 million passengers in the last fiscal year. Amtrak provides intercity passenger rail service to more than 500 destinations in 46 states on a 21,000-mile route system.

On March 31, 2009, UATP and Amtrak signed a deal that allows UATP corporate card holders are now able to make Amtrak purchases at all points of sale with their UATP cards.

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Curb Energy Consumption
(Family Features) Water heaters are energy intensive appliances. In fact, they are the second largest energy user in the home, and as they age, they become less efficient, requiring even more energy.

Maxam Gold Completes Name Change and Reverse Split; Enters the Passenger Rail Car Refit and Refurbishment Business
Maxam Gold Corporation (OTC PINK: MXAMD) today announced the New Business Strategy and completes 1,000:1 reverse split of the stock.

San Joaquin Valley Homes to Hold Grand Opening at Tuscany, a New Community in Northwest Bakersfield
San Joaquin Valley Homes will hold a grand opening event on Saturday, October 31, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tuscany, a new community with two communities totaling 212 single-family homes on 66.5 acres in northwest Bakersfield, Calif.

NV5 Selected to Provide Final Design and Construction Support Services for Phase II of Starlight Park in Bronx, NY
NV5 Holdings, Inc. (the "Company" or "NV5") (NASDAQ: NVEE), a provider of professional consulting design and engineering solutions, announced today that it will perform final design services for Starlight Park Phase II between Westchester Avenue and East Tremont Avenue along the banks of the Bronx River

ONA Announces 2015 Online Journalism Awards Finalists
The Online News Association today announced finalists for its 2015 Online Journalism Awards, representing a wide range of nonprofit, public, academic, major media, and emerging technology organizations from around the globe.

Global Military and Commercial Drones Markets Are Anticipated to Reach $16.1 Billion by 2021: Radiant Insights, Inc.
Drones: Trains, Planes, and Drones Use Remote Control: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2015 to 2021. Next generation drones leverage better technology, launching from ships anywhere. The technology is evolving better navigation, softer landings, longer flights, better ability to carry different payloads.

Amtrak Partners With MobileQubes to Solve the Portable Power Needs of Millions of Union Station Passengers
MobileQubes, the first-ever network of self-service stations providing portable battery rentals for mobile devices, launches its Chicago network this week in Amtrak Union Station. In response to commuter demands and after extensive due diligence, Amtrak partnered with MobileQubes to provide passengers with a convenient, affordable and portable power solution

San Joaquin Valley Homes Enters Bakersfield Market With $65 Million Community
San Joaquin Valley Homes has broken ground on Tuscany, three communities totaling 212 single-family homes on 66.5 acres in northwest Bakersfield, Calif., with a combined value of approximately $65 million. Homes are being built by SJV Homes on 53 lots in the community.

UPDATE - Wood Partners Breaks Ground on Its First Real Estate Development Project in Utah
Wood Partners, one of the nation's most active multifamily developers, has broken ground on its first project in Salt Lake City, a 277-unit apartment community adjacent to a thriving urban redevelopment called The Gateway.

Wood Partners Breaks Ground on Its First Real Estate Development Project in Utah
Wood Partners, one of the nation's most active multifamily developers, has broken ground on its first project in Salt Lake City, a 277-unit apartment community adjacent to a thriving urban redevelopment called The Gateway.

Meeting Spaces Sport a New Look at Boston Marriott Copley Place
One of downtown Boston's busiest hotels, the Boston Marriott Copley Place near Copley Square, owned by Host Hotels & Resorts, has completed a renovation of its popular Grand Ballroom and busy Back Bay Conference and Exhibition Hall, as well as its stunning Atrium Lounge.

Glassdoor Names Dawn Lyon Vice President of Corporate Affairs
Glassdoor, the fastest growing jobs and recruiting marketplace, today announced Dawn Lyon has been named vice president of corporate affairs, responsible for overseeing the company's corporate communications and public relations, government affairs, social media and its new economics bureau globally.

Making Waves: Introducing the New Newport Marriott
The proverbial sails recently unfurled to reveal an entirely new, reimagined Newport Marriott. The hotel emerges this spring after a $35 million transformative renovation to welcome guests for an all-new, authentic Newport experience

Families Go Wild for Zoo Package at the SpringHill Suites Baltimore BWI Airport
Planning a family vacation can feel like a three-ring circus between the competing interests of parents and kids, and the search for the perfect, family-friendly hotel. But this summer, vacationers can skip the juggling act and book the Maryland Zoo Package at the SpringHill Suites Baltimore BWI Airport instead

U.S. Mid-Atlantic Boasts Nearly $8 Billion in Project Kickoffs in Second-Quarter 2015, With NGCC, Pharma Leading, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The U.S. Mid-Atlantic region is playing host to $7.82 billion in projects set to kick off in the second quarter of 2015, according to Industrial Info's Project Database, driven in part by a trifecta of combined-cycle projects and a strong presence for the Pharmaceutical & Biotech Industry

Bradford Associates: President Goodluck Jonathan's Administration Makes Huge Strides in Modernizing Nigerian Air, Road and Rail Infrastructure
Bradford Associates reports that the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan has achieved major gains in improving the state of the infrastructure which serves the regional powerhouse that is the Nigerian economy during the past five years.

Numerous Transportation Agencies Across the United States Are Advancing Performance Management With Decision Lens Software
Today Decision Lens announced it is currently enabling over 25 different state departments of transportation (DOTs), transit agencies, and commercial transportation companies, as well as the United States Department of Transportation, to improve project prioritization and resource allocation for performance-based planning and programming

X Train Holdings (OTCQB: XTRN) -- X Train Vacations Magnifies Its Offerings
The Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc. (OTCQB: XTRN), known as the Vegas X Train, with planned luxury train travel service between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, announced today its travel agency -- X Train Vacations -- has boosted its wide-ranging product line of rail travel, attractions and hotel vacation packages across the United States

Fly Through Holiday Travel With Ease
(Family Features) For many, travel is as essential to holiday festivities as the jolly old elf himself. Heeding the advice of seasoned travel pros can help take the headache and hassle out of your holiday travel this year.

WS Development Breaks Ground at One Seaport Square and Announces the Project's First World-Class Tenants, Showplace Icon Theatre at Seaport Square, Equinox, and Kings Bowl
BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - November 14, 2014) -  One Seaport Square breaks ground today, and WS Development, one of the country's most prominent real estate development firms, based in Massachusetts, reveals that ShowPlace Icon Theatre at Seaport Square, Equinox, and Kings Bowl will be among its tenants

Hotel in Princeton, NJ Invites Families and Couples to Make Great Escapes This Fall
Getting away this fall has never been easier, thanks to the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal. Whether travelers are looking for a romantic escape or a family-friendly adventure, sophisticated amenities or bucolic retreats, this Princeton resort has it all.

Decision Lens Presents New Analytic Features in Latest Software Update
Decision Lens, the leading source of cloud-based strategic prioritization software, announced today the release of its latest software update. The Fall 2014 Release from Decision Lens delivers more visibility and control to all users, along with giving stakeholders more powerful insights and opportunity for analysis.

Presidio Residential Capital and Coastal Community Builders to Build Small Townhome Community in Pismo Beach
Presidio Residential Capital has partnered with Coastal Community Builders to build Seaside Villas, a $5.43 million .38-acre community with eight detached three-story townhomes at the southwest corner of Dolliver and Stimson Avenue in Pismo Beach. Groundbreaking is scheduled for April 2015, with a grand opening in late spring or summer of 2015.

U.S. Federal Railroad Administration Chooses Decision Lens Software to Assist the Agency in Accomplishing Its Mission
Decision Lens, the leading provider of cloud-based prioritization and resource optimization software, announced today that its software was selected by the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to assist with prioritizing funding for its IT and R&D portfolios. Decision Lens is used across government and commercial organizations for better prioritization and resource optimization

AstraZeneca Deploys Decision Lens for Future Drug Screening and Selection
Decision Lens will assist key pharmaceutical decision makers in screening and selecting future drugs currently in research and development (R&D) at AstraZeneca. Decision Lens, the leading provider of cloud-based, strategic prioritization software, announced today that it has been chosen by AstraZeneca to prioritize its company-wide portfolio of prescription medicines over a two-year period

The Besen Group Launches US MVNO Seminar
The Besen Group, an international mobile data industry management consulting practice headquartered in the Washington, DC area, with representatives in Paris and Tokyo, launched today US MVNO Seminar and Globecomm Network Services Corp. will be the official sponsor for the calendar years 2014 and 2015.

Train Travel Holdings Subsidiary Launches New Railroad Roundtrip(TM) Tours and Expanded Programming; Marks 150th Anniversary of Civil War Train Raid
Train Travel Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: TTHX) (www.traintravelholdings

Decision Lens Launches On-Demand Education Platform for Customers
Decision Lens, the leading provider of cloud-based, strategic prioritization software, announced today the online launch of Decision Lens University (DLU). DLU is the education function of Decision Lens and today's launch is the first online, on-demand site from DLU that includes educational content targeted at raising the level of expertise of users of all levels

Back Bay Boston Hotel's Sports Bar Announces Season Passes for Fantasy League Play
Calling all fantasy football leagues! Champions Boston, located inside the Boston Marriott Copley Place, is now offering a 2014 fantasy football season pass package that can't be beat.

Hot Baltimore Hotel Deal Adds Savings to Summer Fun
Exploring Baltimore is an endless journey of adventure and summertime brings an even greater opportunity for everything from Orioles baseball and historical parks to fun festivals and winding trails.

Chicago Air and Water Show Returns for 56th Year: Guide to the Summer 2014 Chicago Air and Water Show by
The ultimate Chicago summer event, the Air and Water show, returns to the Chicago lakefront August 16 and 17th. Extending from the Oak Street Beach to Fullerton Avenue, the North Avenue Beach will serve as the show's center from 10AM - 3PM each day. Today,, Chicago's online travel guide, released a guide to the Chicago Air and Water Show 2014.

Glassdoor to Host Inaugural Summit Focused on Employer Branding
Glassdoor today announced plans to bring together one hundred of the nation's top industry experts to share their experiences, advice and ideas on the future of recruiting at the Glassdoor Employer Branding Summit. The invitation-only event will be held live in San Francisco on Friday, Sept

LANE Hires Two Managing Directors
LANE, a national, independent agency specializing in public relations, digital marketing and investor relations, has hired managing directors Lisa Heathman and Dominga Ramirez. Heathman and Ramirez will lead teams focusing on consumer, B-to-B, finance and technology clients and report directly to president Wendy Lane Stevens.

Decision Lens Unveils Major Upgrades to Its Cloud-Based Strategic Prioritization Platform
Decision Lens, the leading provider of cloud-based, strategic prioritization software, announced today the availability of the Summer 2014 update of the Decision Lens platform

Train Travel Holdings Inc. Announces Passenger Rail Services Division
Train Travel Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: TTHX), an acquirer and operator of passenger railroads, is pleased to announce the formation of a dedicated Passenger Rail Services Division, designed to provide support services and operational solutions to the fast growing commuter, regional transport and light rail market within the railroad industry

Hotel in Downtown Orlando Tapped for Exceptional Service, Customer Satisfaction
Welcoming guests with exceptional service and value, a popular Orlando lodging has received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2014 making it one of the best hotels near Universal Studios Orlando according to travelers participating in TripAdvisor ratings and reviews.

X Train Holdings Announces New Reseller Agreement With
X Train Holdings (OTCQB: XTRN), Las Vegas based luxury rail travel business known as the X Train, announced today a reseller agreement with Under the terms of the agreement, the company's travel agency -- X Train Vacations -- will integrate Vacation

Chef of Baltimore Waterfront Restaurant Shares Special Recipe With Convention Network
Anyone who's crazy about cuisine will tell you that getting a chef to share his secrets isn't easy. As part of Marriott's Convention & Resort Network, however, the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront was able to convince its executive chef Carlos Gomez to reveal the recipe behind one of his favorite dishes for the network's newsletter

Downtown Baltimore Hotel Recognized for Outstanding Meetings and Events
While it's an honor just to be nominated, winning is pretty great, too. This year, the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront got that winning feeling not just once, but three times, bringing home awards from Meetings and Conventions and Meetings Focus magazines for its outstanding downtown Baltimore hotel meetings and events.

Harbor East Hotel Offers Unique Guest Services
There are certain services and features that guests come to expect from a hotel, from high-speed Internet access to a comfortable bed. At the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, visitors will find all the usual amenities -- plus so much more.

Decision Lens Debuts Capital Investments Optimization Product Focused on Improving ROI and Increasing Transparency for Government Agencies and Large Enterprises
Decision Lens, the leading provider of cloud-based prioritization and resource optimization software, announced today the introduction of Decision Lens Capital Assets, specifically designed for capital planning professionals

Decision Lens Unveils Fall 2013 Update, Adding Greater Control and More Visual Analytics to Enterprise Prioritization
Decision Lens, the leading provider of cloud-based, collaborative prioritization and resource optimization software, announced today the availability of the Fall 2013 update of the Decision Lens platform. This release is the second significant upgrade of the platform this year and focuses on adding more insights, control, and analytics

Traveling for the Holidays? Hipmunk Recommends Booking Airfare Before November 11 (Veteran's Day) for the Best Deals
Travel search site Hipmunk analyzed its database and found that the best time to book airfare for the December holidays is the week leading up to Veteran's Day. Using historical flight data, Hipmunk discovered those who book holiday travel before November 11th, Veteran's Day, could pay an average of $266 less than those who wait until December to book.

Hotel in Downtown Boston Gets Ready for the Holidays With Offer, Area Activities & More
It's never too early to start thinking about the holidays, and whether heading out of town or looking for a local escape, the Boston Marriott Copley Place offers a package that's sure to get guests into the holiday spirit.

Princeton Hotel Makes the Grade With Packages, Location and Plenty of School Spirit
Going back to school isn't just for students. With football games, fall events and, of course, parents visiting their children at their dorms, this time of year sees campuses buzzing with activity. For the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal hotel, it's one of the most exciting times of year, and the hotel is joining in the fun with creative promotions and luxurious accommodations.

Lincoln Equities Group Adds Washington Plaza
RUTHERFORD, NJ--(Marketwired - October 10, 2013) - Lincoln Equities Group, LLC (LEG) today announced its addition of the Washington Plaza Office complex in Piscataway, N.J. to its leasing and property management portfolio. This brings the total rentable square footage under LEG to more than 4 million, primarily centered in the New Jersey/New York metro area.

Princeton, New Jersey Hotel Receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Who better to decide which hotels are best than those who actually stay in them? TripAdvisor's annual Certificate of Excellence award, based on traveler reviews, honors those in the hospitality business who strive for excellence and guest satisfaction, and the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal hotel is among those to receive this recognition for 2012.

Enjoy All That Raleigh Has to Offer -- Including Breakfast and Comfortable Accommodations at Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley
From sports to shopping, and markets to museums, Raleigh, NC offers a variety of things to do for couples, families, and more. Summer in the city is especially exciting, with breathtaking scenery and outdoor activities to enjoy. Even a short trip can be fun with an easy two-day tour of the city (

Decision Lens Unveils Major Enhancements to Its Flagship Product DL3, Enabling Improved Insight Into All Aspects of Enterprise Prioritization
Decision Lens, the leading provider of cloud-based, collaborative optimization software, announced today the deployment of Decision Lens 3 version 1.2. This release marks the second major enhancement of its flagship software platform that helps hundreds of large enterprises and agencies gain comprehensive insight into the dozens of initiatives their organization is planning

Fredericksburg, VA Hotel Honored for 3rd Consecutive Year for Guest Satisfaction
When it comes to standards, nothing's good as gold, and on May 31, 2013, the Courtyard Fredericksburg Historic District, offering Fredericksburg, VA suites, was recognized with the Gold Award at Marriott's annual CFRST General Managers Conference.

Westin Copley Place Presents the Third Annual 'A Wedding To Remember'
The Westin Copley Place announced today that they will once again be pairing up with FOX25 Morning News for the third annual 'A Wedding To Remember' event, where one commendable military couple will be chosen to receive an elegant wedding and reception at The Westin Copley Place, Boston on Sunday, November 10, 2013 in honor of Veterans Day.

Zagster and Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority Bring Bike Sharing to Portland for Amtrak Downeaster Riders
Zagster, a company that provides turnkey bike sharing services, today announced it has partnered with the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA), which manages the Amtrak Downeaster, to make Zagster bikes available by the day to passengers disembarking at the Portland, Maine, station

Decision Lens Outlines Seven Steps to Help Reduce Budgets for Large Organizations
Decision Lens, the leading provider of cloud-based collaborative decision making software, announced today that it produced an article outlining the seven most effective tools to reduce budgets in large organizations

Princeton Spas Offer Weekend Getaway
A weekend away is sometimes all that's needed to unwind and reenergize. The Princeton Marriott at Forrestal hotel recognizes the benefits of even a single day of relaxation, and is offering a Weekend Spa Getaway for solo travelers, couples and friends.

Brookfield Kicks Off Construction of $4.5 Billion, Five-Million-Square-Foot Manhattan West Development
Brookfield Office Properties Inc. (NYSE: BPO) (TSX: BPO) today announced an exciting step forward in its New York property portfolio by commencing construction of the platform for the Manhattan West development site on Ninth Avenue between West 31st and West 33rd Streets and Dyer Avenue at a ceremony at the site with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer

The (Jefferson Lines) Bus Now Stops at Union Depot
Jefferson Lines bus company is launching a new transit center within the remodeled Union Depot in Minnesota's capital city. On January 14, 2013, the company will be the first ever to run inter-city buses from Union Depot. It will join the city buses, light rail, and Amtrak that have traditionally run through the station

Computerworld Celebrates IT Leadership & Achievement With 2013 Premier 100 Awards
IDG's Computerworld -- the IT media brand dedicated to providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results -- announces the 2013 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders honorees, as well as highlights for the Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference

ON24 Platform Powers Veterans Virtual Job Fair
ON24, Inc., the global leader in webcasting and virtual event solutions, today announced a partnership with Veteran Recruiting Services, the market leader for virtual career fairs for the military community, to host the first ever virtual career fair for veterans with service-related disabilities.

Miami-Dade County Intermodal Projects Converge at MIA
Tomorrow's grand opening of Metrorail service to the Miami Intermodal Center (MIC) will finally integrate Miami-Dade County's rapid-transit system with a transformed Miami International Airport (MIA) -- with much of that connectivity and modernized infrastructure constructed by Odebrecht USA and its Partners.

Transport for London and Usablenet Help Mobile Travelers Navigate the London Olympics
Transport for London (TfL) has partnered with mobile and multi-channel technology leader Usablenet to upgrade its mobile website with new features specifically designed to help consumers navigate the city of London during the upcoming Olympic games

Boston Power Outage Brings Arnold Worldwide Back to Everbridge for Resilient Emergency Notification
Arnold Worldwide, an award-winning global communications company, has re-signed with Everbridge, a provider of leading incident notification and management solutions. The company licensed Everbridge after having difficulties using a solution from a different provider while trying to contact their employees at their Boston headquarters during a major power failure.

Triton Launches New "Exclusive" Global Travel Club; Acquires 1,500,000 Subscribers
Triton (PINKSHEETS: TTDZ) announced today that the Company is launching a New "Exclusive" Global Travel Club to be owned 100% by Triton Distribution Systems, Inc. Triton has acquired an active membership list of 1,500,000 members that will be the core starting membership participants in Privileged, Inc

State of Nevada Department of Transportation Supports Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc. -- "X" Train -- as Short Term Passenger Rail Solution
Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc. ("X" Train) (OTCBB: XTRN) announced today that The State of Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) supports the X Train as the viable short term conventional passenger rail project in the state of Nevada for the 0-5 year time frame

KONE awarded escalator project at Washington, D.C.'s historic Union Station
KONE Corporation, press release, March 5, 2012

Crystal Research Associates, LLC Issues Executive Informational Overview (EIO) on Abakan Inc.
Crystal Research Associates, LLC announced today that it has issued an Executive Informational Overview® (EIO) on Abakan Inc. (OTCQB: ABKI). The full 76-page report is available from Crystal Research Associates at as well as from Abakan at

CleanerSaferTrucking, Inc. Supports the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act That Strengthens the Economy by Increasing Truck Productivity
CleanerSaferTrucking, Inc. has announced it is in support of the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act being presented before the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Thursday and applauds Chairman Mica for including truck productivity provisions within the draft bill.

UK Retail Mobile Sites Top World Keynote Rankings With Marks & Spencer Taking #1 Spot
Usablenet, the global technology leader in mobile and multichannel engagement, announced today that its platform powers 3 of the top 4 mobile commerce sites in the world, as identified by Keynote Systems' Mobile Retail Index World Edition for the week ending November 27

Tech Council of Maryland Unveils Winners of 2011 Mid-Atlantic CIO & CTO Live! Awards
The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM), Maryland's largest technology and biotechnology association with nearly 500 members employing more than 250,000 in the region, last night at its awards celebration announced the winners of the 2011 Mid-Atlantic CIO & CTO Live! Awards, which honor the region's best CIOs, CTOs, VPs of IT and senior IT leaders.

Santa Barbara Welcomes the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
The Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau and Film Commission (SBCVB&FC, announced today that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Prince William and Kate Middleton) will visit Santa Barbara on their trip to California, July 8-10.

Affinia Manhattan Hotel Encourages Guests to Use Mass Transit & "Take a Pass on Gas" This Summer
Gas prices are more than 35 percent higher than last year*, cutting into travelers' budgets. Affinia Manhattan hotel, conveniently located just outside of Penn Station and blocks from Port Authority, is encouraging summer travelers to leave their cars at home and take mass transit into the city with the "Take a Pass on Gas" offer

Usablenet Launches the First HTML5 Mobile Platform
Usablenet, a global technology leader in mobile and multichannel customer engagement, today announced the release of Usablenet Mobile 2.0, the industry's first HTML5 mobile platform. Delivering a rich, app-like user experience and improved UI, Usablenet Mobile 2.0 allows brands to leverage the power of HTML5 and benefit from an affordable cross-device solution

Amtrak Selects Engage121 Social CRM Portal for Pilot Program in the Northeast Corridor
Engage121, Inc., a software firm specializing in customer relationship management through social media, announces Amtrak is conducting a pilot program in their Northeast Corridor rail system using the Engage121 Corporate Edition social CRM portal to simultaneously reach their Twitter followers and the news media with alerts about major service disruptions affecting Amtrak train operations. Launches New Mobile Website for Users to Browse and Share Local Online Classifieds With Their Phones, a Harte-Hanks, Inc. (NYSE: HHS) company and the leading provider of free online classifieds and online coupons, recently launched a new mobile website optimized to connect buyers and sellers on the go. Local businesses who advertise online at PennySaverUSA

Terrorists may target New York mass transit systems following Osama's death: Expert
Terrorists still fixate on mass transit systems, and the trains and ferries that thousands of New Yorkers ride each day offer enticing targets, a counterterrorism expert has said.

Al Qaeda documents raise concern about US railway safety
Transportation officials and experts have expressed concern over whether enough is being done to ensure the safety of railway passengers in the wake of the revelation that al Qaeda was considering targeting U.S. rail lines.

Corporate sponsorship 'could fund Mars mission'
Scientists have said that corporate funding could make Mars mission a reality.

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