RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Amtrak

A collection of news and information related to Amtrak published by this site and its partners.

Top Amtrak Articles

Displaying items 100-110
  • Seniors on the Go: Rail discount wrap-up for 2014

    Seniors on the Go: Rail discount wrap-up for 2014
    In just about any part of the world that has a good rail system, traveling by train is far more pleasant than traveling by economy-class air. Seats are wider, legroom is better, you avoid the time and expense of getting to/from airports, you avoid...
  • Rail travel in 2013: A waiting year

    Rail travel in 2013: A waiting year
    Overall, 2013 is shaping up as a "more of the same" year, with only modest technical improvements and just the usual sales and promotions. Rail systems in many parts of the world are working on improvements, but you won't see any big projects completed...
  • A Year For Rebuilding State's Infrastructure

    A Year For Rebuilding State's Infrastructure
    First, the good news. People here are taking trains. Both Amtrak (31.6 million passengers) and Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Division (38.8 million riders) set new records in their latest reporting periods. Now the bad news. Four people were killed...
  • Seniors on the Go: The senior travel outlook for 2014

    Seniors on the Go: The senior travel outlook for 2014
    Like nostalgia, senior status in travel isn't what it used to be. Gone are those golden days of airline senior coupons and senior clubs; of 30 percent hotel discounts, and such. As the bookend to my earlier column on how seniors fared in 2013, my view...
  • TSA's new Pre-Check programs raise major privacy concerns

    TSA's new Pre-Check programs raise major privacy concerns
    When the Transportation Security Administration's Pre-Check formally launches sometime this fall, its trusted-traveler program will already have the enthusiastic endorsement of frequent travelers — and an equally enthusiastic denouncement from...
  • Babe Ruth's first in flight in Fayetteville

    Babe Ruth's first in flight in Fayetteville
    On Saturday, March 7, 1914, George Herman Ruth planted his feet in the batter's box of the baseball diamond at the Cape Fear Fair Grounds in Fayetteville, N.C., and slammed a pitch. The confident rookie, who had just signed with the Baltimore Orioles,...
  • Amtrak sees ridership bump in Maryland, nationwide

    Amtrak sees ridership bump in Maryland, nationwide
    Amtrak saw record ridership in fiscal year 2013, including tens of thousands of additional riders out of Baltimore's Penn Station, the company said Monday. Total national ridership reached 31.6 million, about 400,000 more than in 2012, the company said....
  • Taking the kids to San Diego during kids free month

    Taking the kids to San Diego during kids free month
    Free is good. Free is really good for traveling families when it's something you want — say free kids admission to SeaWorld, as opposed to something you won't likely use like kids-eat-free from the kids' menu. (Don't you hate those promotions?)...
  • Must Get Vital New Haven Rail Line Up To Speed

    Must Get Vital New Haven Rail Line Up To Speed
    When President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address next week, we will be listening closely for the word "infrastructure," hopefully in the context of a major federal commitment to rebuilding roads, bridges, rail lines, ports and dikes....
  • Amtrak offers flash sale $38 one-way fares to New York

    Amtrak offers flash sale $38 one-way fares to New York
    If you're up for planning a post-holiday getaway, Amtrak has a deal that will save you cash - but you must hurry to get in on this flash sale. Travel on the Northeast Regional from Baltimore to New York for $38 each way, about half off a typical fare....
  • Fall rail round-up

    Fall rail round-up
    Although Amtrak is relatively quiet, the Canadians and Europeans are offering some good deals on rail travel. ViaRail Canada. Depending on where you read this, you might still be able to get in on ViaRail's 50 percent off sale. Buy through October 9;...