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At the end of March, officials for Amtrak announced they were suspending charter services or special train trips on Amtrak lines on April 30. The announcement puts in jeopardy the annual fall New River Train leaf excursions between Huntington and Hinton, which contribute about $5 million to the ... Michigan
Folks from the Chicago-area who want to come to Benton Harbor next month for the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship will have a new way to do so thanks to Amtrak. Spokesperson Mark Magliari tells WSJM News Amtrak will run a special train to the area on Saturday, May 26. The train will go ...

A waiter explained that Amtrak used to get a lot of complaints about the food. So many complaints, in fact, that Amtrak officials hired a coterie of top chefs to reformulate the dining room's menu. The result is a sparse dinner menu of tasty dishes -- usually steak, one fish item, a land and sea (surf and turf) ... California Illinois
SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle police say a pedestrian has been killed after being struck by an Amtrak passenger train in Seattle. police tell KOMO-TV that the person died Saturday morning in the collision that occurred just before 8 a.m. The person's name hasn't been released. Amtrak spokeswoman ...
Amtrak plans to eliminate traditional dining-car meals on its trains that stop in Toledo effective June 1, instead offering "new and contemporary" -- but cold -- food to its sleeping-car passengers in their rooms. The change for the Chicago-New York/Boston and Chicago-Washington trains, announced in ...
The Economist reported that maintaining dining cars on all of Amtrak's lines cost the rail operator $834 million over a 10-year period. Even as Amtrak ridership has slowly regained ground in the past couple years (2017, according to the company, was a record year), it's still struggling to fill seats on its trains.

A malfunction on a vertical lift bridge caused delays Thursday morning on Metra's SouthWest Service and Heritage Corridor lines and three Amtrak trains, officials said. The bridge over the South Branch of the Chicago River was not locking properly, according to a spokeswoman for Amtrak, which ...
Ex-Florida Congressman John Luigi Mica, a foodie who spent a considerable amount of time when he was Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee questioning Amtrak's food service costs, must be very pleased with Amtrak's announcement that it's getting rid of dining cars ...
What federal investigators have called a "weak safety culture" at Amtrak is not improving, an incident uncovered by the Jacksonville Business Journal indicates. Amtrak has suffered a string of safety incidents in recent months that have sparked lawsuits and federal investigations. The incidents come ...
ROANOKE, Va. - The future of one of the Roanoke Valley's biggest tourist attractions could be at risk. A new Amtrak policy, banning trips by special trains, is threatening to put the brakes on excursions by the beloved 611 steam engine. The company is allowing some exceptions, but it's not clear yet ...
The sun clips a mountain ridge, washing the winter wonderland in a buttery yellow as the morning Amtrak train makes its way to Essex. The train chugs along the tracks, its belly swaying subtly back and forth, full of mostly sleeping passengers. The observation car is a different story: the curved panes of ...
... service in the Philadelphia region and beyond as a strong storm battered the area Friday. Residual delays and suspensions continued to riddle public transit systems Saturday in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Amtrak began modified service on its Northeast Corridor Line at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Amtrak Chief Says Efforts Underway to Preserve Vermont Train. The head of the Amtrak passenger rail service says efforts are underway to help ensure the service on the Vermonter train will continue and receive safety improvements. March 3, 2018, at 1:14 p.m.. Amtrak Chief Says Efforts Underway to Preserve Vermont ...
Coaster and Amtrak services between Oceanside Transit Center and Santa Fe Depot will be closed the next two weekends, March 3-4, and 10-11. The North County Transit District (NCTD) said the closures are due to construction. The rail will re-open with its regularly scheduled services on Monday, but ...
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Amtrak service was slowly getting back to normal on Saturday, a day after a powerful nor'easter forced it to come to a halt along the Northeast Corridor. Amtrak resumed service on modified schedules between Washington, D.C. and New York City, but warned travelers to expect ...
More than 1,500 flights were canceled during Friday's storm, and Amtrak canceled all trains on its vital northeastern corridor line from Boston to Washingtn D.C. Cargo trucks were restricted on nearly every bridge in the area, and the region's three major commuter rails all saw crippling delays and service ...
Earlier this week Amtrak officials said they were considering pulling service from the Green Mountains since the Vermonter line is not equipped with PTC or Positive Train Control, a technology that can prevent some crashes by automatically stopping trains before impact. Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson was ...

Photo – TSA. Amtrak and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have partnered to test new devices that can help detect explosives, including suicide vests. ... The technology could be expanded to other Amtrak locations and transit agencies to help safeguard against terrorist threats. In 2017, TSA ...
Amtrak's engineer and conductor were killed as a result of the incident. The engineer of the stopped CSX train had exited the lead locomotive before the Amtrak train entered the siding and was not injured. The CSX conductor saw the Amtrak train approaching the siding and ran to the back of the locomotive ...
In light of recent rail accidents in Washington and Virginia, Amtrak wants to pull service where PTCs are not installed. That could include Vermont's Amtrak Rail service-- the Vermonter and the Ethan Allen Express. "It's clear that during our 47-year history we've underinvested in rail, especially in aspects of ...
A former Amtrak official caught steering $30,000 in business to his wife's photo company to take pictures of families in front of a Polar Express exhibit narrowly dodged a prison sentence Tuesday after a judge said he was inclined to impose one. Instead, U.S. District Judge Charles Kocoras ordered ...
The Transportation Security Administration and Amtrak are testing new technology to detect concealed explosives, the TSA said Tuesday. The equipment, known as "stand off explosive detection technology" can detect an explosive when an individual passes by the device, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer ...
LINCOLN — The lawyer for a Missouri man accused of trying to disable or derail an Amtrak train says his client may not have been mentally aware of what he ... He is charged with attempting to disable an Amtrak train and attempting to interfere with operators of the train as it traveled near Oxford, Nebraska, ...
CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Amtrak passengers making their way to Michigan from Chicago's Union Station complained Monday night of feeling sick when the train unexpectedly stopped twice along the way. Eastbound Wolverines #352 had weather-related problems near Michigan City and again ...
That's right: in the 2019 budget unveiled by the White House on Monday, the administration proposes cutting the amount of money the government spends on Amtrak—which has seen three fatal crashes since December—in half, from $1.495 billion to $738 million for the fiscal year beginning on October 1.
The federal government has a suggestion for how to fix Amtrak's money-losing long-distance routes: stop giving them money. The White House budget, released Monday, proposes that "States begin to share the operating subsidy costs of Long Distance routes with the Federal Government." It suggests ...
Amtrak pays for accidents it didn't cause because of secretive agreements with railroads that own 97 percent of the tracks on which Amtrak travels. Some say that freight railroads' ability to escape liability for accidents allows them to get away with negligence and there is little incentive to improve the ...
MANHATTAN— Train service in and out of Penn Station was suspended Sunday due to an Amtrak power outage. Path is accepting NJT Rail passes/tickets at Newark Penn Station and 33rd St New York. The power outage happened around 5:15 p.m, officials said. As of about 5:55 p.m., the power had ...
NILES — The staffed ticket window inside the Niles Amtrak station will close March 1, according to Amtrak officials. ... Amtrak representative Marc Magliari said the station still will be open for passengers during the daytime from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and trains will continue to stop at the historic depot every day.
Amtrak service was disrupted Sunday between Merced and Stockton due to a temporary track closure. Travelers taking the San Joaquin train will have to use alternate forms of transportation to get between Merced and Stockton. Amtrak will be operating chartered buses between Merced and Stockton as a ...
A judge in Philadelphia on Tuesday reinstated criminal charges against the engineer in the fatal 2015 derailment of Amtrak Northeast Regional train 188 that killed eight passengers and injured more than 150. Brandon Bostian was in court with his attorneys as Common Pleas Court Judge Kathryn Streeter ...
The example should resonate beyond New York. On Sunday, Amtrak suffered its third fatal crash in two months. Many observers have pointed to the delayed roll-out of positive train control, the sensor-based technology that can prevent such incidents, as a root cause. But Amtrak's issues clearly run deeper.
A city panel takes up the prospect of expanded Amtrak service to improve transit options for workers at the planned Foxconn Technology Group industrial park on Thursday. The Public Transportation Review Board will discuss the status of adding three additional daily Milwaukee-to-Chicago trips, in part, ...
The Acela 2150 train experienced a "mechanical issue when two of the train's cars separated" just before 7 a.m., according to Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams. "There were approximately 52 passengers aboard, who were transferred to Northeast Regional Train 180," he said. "There were no reported ...
NTSB investigators say they found no evidence that the Amtrak engineer was using alcohol, drugs or a cell phone. The ride from the train station in Philadelphia to the site of the derailment was 11 minutes. Investigators say that during seven to nine of those minutes, the engineer was listening to and ...
A maintenance crew working on a railway in South Carolina on Sunday had disabled its signal system to install new technology meant to prevent crashes when an Amtrak train slammed into a freight locomotive on the track, killing two people, federal investigators said on Monday. The crew had taken the ...
CAYCE, S.C. — Amtrak suffered its third high-profile crash in less than seven weeks early Sunday when a passenger train traveling on the wrong track slammed into a stationary freight train in South Carolina, killing two people and intensifying worries about the safety and reliability of passenger rail service ...
CROZET, Va. — The safety arms at a railroad crossing where a train carrying Republican lawmakers slammed into a garbage truck appeared to be malfunctioning the day before the deadly crash, drivers who regularly cross over the tracks at the crash scene said Thursday.
Shortly after an Amtrak train carrying 100 Republican lawmakers and their staff ran into a truck outside Charlottesville, Virginia, on Wednesday morning, the news made its way onto Facebook. There, fake news posts and rumors that the crash was a "deep state" conspiracy quickly began circulating and ...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- A teenage survivor of December's Amtrak train derailment south of Seattle is at a Colorado hospital. Timmy Brodigan, 16, is receiving specialized treatment for serious injuries at Craig Hospital in Englewood. Three people were killed in the crash and dozens were injured as train cars ...
CHICAGO (CBS) — An Amtrak train collided with a pickup truck Thursday afternoon in Dyer, Ind. The driver of the vehicle was taken to the hospital with ... Investigators are on the scene. In a statement, Amtrak said, “Train 51 is briefly delayed in Dyer after making contact with vehicle.” Update in Dyer, In!
Joseph Ryan Gruters of Florida, to be a Member of the Amtrak Board of Directors for the remainder of a five-year term expiring October 4, 2022. Mr. Gruters currently works as a Certified Public Accountant and owns Paoli & Gruters Certified Public Accountants. He has been active in political and community ...
21 FBI raid conducted after Wilson was arrested and charged in Nebraska court over the Oct. 22 Amtrak incident. Agents found more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition, “white supremacy documents and paperwork,” gunpowder and a pressure plate that an FBI agent described as a device commonly used to ...
CROZET, Va. - The community is reacting to the loss of Christopher Foley, the trash collector who died Wednesday when a garbage truck and an Amtrak collided. Foley, 28, had a one-year-old son. The garbage disposal company he worked for is pleading for the community to rally around his young family.
Amtrak train 51 was headed to Chicago from New York City when it struck the vehicle about 3:35 p.m. at a crossing at 77th and Calumet avenues in Dyer, Indiana, according to Amtrak and the Dyer Fire Department. No one on the train was hurt and no damage to the train was reported, Amtrak said.
As the Daily Beast lays out, Wednesday's Amtrak crash in Virginia may be the first prompting scrutiny not just of a conductor and a nearby garbage truck but maybe, just maybe also the "People Are Saying" slice of Facebook's Trending News feature. The feature "prominently surfaced several conspiracy ...
In Virginia, an Amtrak train chartered by Republican lawmakers crashed into a garbage truck outside Charlottesville on Wednesday, killing one of the truck's passengers and injuring two others. Three people aboard the train were also lightly injured, including Minnesota Congressmember Jason Lewis, who ...
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. -- The person killed when an Amtrak train, carrying dozens of GOP members of Congress, struck a garbage truck has been identified as a Louisa County man. Investigators say one of the two passengers in the truck, 28-year-old Christopher Foley, died from injuries sustained ...
On Wednesday, a train carrying House Republicans collided with a truck. The accident left one person dead and another injured. It's a tragedy, to be sure, and promoting misinformation around the event is incredibly unhelpful. Which is why it's so frustrating that Facebook is apparently up to its old tricks; the ...
Amtrak passengers can now catch their trains at the Birmingham Intermodal Facility on Morris Avenue. The new Amtrak station opened on Tuesday, according to the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority. Greyhound will begin operating the Intermodal Facility on Feb. 21, according to BJCTA.


 

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