Amtrak Issues RFI for Zero-Emission Rail Technologies

Amtrak has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for solutions that could help transform its rail fleet with zero-emission technologies.

This initiative is part of the company’s long-term goal of eliminating emissions used to power Amtrak trains.

Amtrak Net Zero
As part of Amtrak’s vision for the future, Amtrak aims to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across the Amtrak Network by 2045
Amtrak President Roger Harris said:

“Finding the cleanest technologies to carry customers across our vast network will be transformative as we deliver a new era of rail. We are excited to take this important step toward providing safe and reliable service with a smaller impact on the environment.”

The RFI supports the US National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization by 2050. Ahead of this mission, Amtrak aims to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2045 as part of its Climate Commitment.

To reach this ambitious goal, Amtrak has:

In addition, the operator has ordered the following rolling stock:

Part of Amtrak’s passenger fleet is already powered by zero-emission equipment, including 108 electric Northeast Regional and Acela locomotives.

The results of the RFI will inform Amtrak’s future decisions to procure the most energy-efficient and sustainable fleet for deployment across Amtrak’s entire network.

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