a government-subsidized public corporation created by Congress in 1970 to operate a national intercity passenger railroad system through contracts with existing railroads.

Origin of Amtrak

Am(erican) tra(vel on trac)k Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for amtrak

Contemporary Examples of amtrak

Word Origin and History for amtrak


U.S. government-run railway corporation, 1971, contraction of American Track. Also is known as National Railway Passenger Corp.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper