The Amtrak passengers waiting area at New York’s Penn Station will be part of a renovation project overhauling the shared NJ Transit facility. The improvements will constitute a $7.2 million project, completed in two phases. The first slated is expected to finish in March 2020 and the second in June 2020.
The project will include new furniture, fixtures, power and USB outlets, LED lighting and a family area with facilities for nursing mothers. The improvements will be made to Amtrak’s Ticketed Waiting Area, located on the train station’s upper level.
“Customers will now have the modern, state of the art, and comfortable facilities at Penn Station that they have deserved for so long,” said New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, citing cooperation between his state, the commuter railroad and Amtrak in bringing the project to fruition.
“These improvements will help reduce overcrowding in the NJ Transit waiting area, improve pedestrian flow through the station, and generally provide for a more comfortable environment,” added Kevin Corbett, president and CEO, NJ Transit.
Amtrak’s prior updates to the waiting area included a Starbucks, renovated restrooms and new furniture in the ClubAcela premium lounge.
Alaska Airlines and American Airlines announced intentions to create an alliance. Benefits to passengers include access to more international destinations after Alaska joins the oneworld alliance in 2021, new service on American between Seattle (SEA) and Bangalore (BLR), new service on American between Seattle and London (LHR), a domestic codeshare expansion to include international routes from Los Angeles (LAX) and Seattle, and loyalty member benefits across both airlines. Loyalty members with additional lounge membership enjoy access to nearly 50 American Admirals Club lounges worldwide and seven Alaska lounges in the United States for same-day travel on American or Alaska flights.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle recently unveiled a new stand-alone menu designed for travelers living a plant-based lifestyle. The wellness-focused, wholesome and altogether appetizing menu includes 10 new dishes.
The new Hotel Indigo Brussels – City boasts a botanical theme. The hotel in Brussels’ Little Manhattan is located near the city’s Botanical Gardens, making the theme fitting.
oneworld is an alliance of 13 world-leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and connecting you to more than 1,100 destinations around the world.
A new culinary destination, Richmond, British Columbia, in Canada, was named on Eater’s annual Top Places to Eat list. The food authority website named 19 destinations around the world, many expected, but some not so much.
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