Empire Builder Centennial, June 2029

Given the myriad challenges facing Amtrak, it's not too early to be thinking about the 100th anniversary of the Empire Builder in mid-June, 2029. New equipment, more equipment, stable funding, improved connections, and improved on-board amenities are just a few of the things ALL Amtrak long-distance trains need to not only survive, but to ensure their continued operation. This section will highlight the specific challenges and opportunities between now and the Empire Builder's Centennial in 2029.