Posts Tagged ‘Amtrak bus service’

New Amtrak Thruway Launched in Illinois

February 8, 2020

Amtrak has launched a new Thruway Bus Service in Illinois between its station in Champaign-Urbana and Peoria.

The service began on Feb. 1 2020, with buses boarding in Peoria at the City Link Transit Center.

In a service advisory, Amtrak said Buses 8092 and 8093 will make intermediate stops at Springfield and Decatur.

The Thruway Service is being operated by Illinois Charter.


Amtrak to Sell Bus-Only Tickets in California

February 3, 2020

The San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority has approved an Amtrak plan to sell bus-only tickets in California.

The Authority, which oversees Amtrak’s San Joaquin Service, agreed to allow the passenger carrier to sell the tickets on the Bakersfield-Oxnard-Santa Barbara and Bakersfield-Lancaster-Victorville routes.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed legislation ending the requirement that trips by Amtrak bus include at least a partial rail trip.

Other bus-only routes are likely to be added.