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  • Marking Grand Central's Centennial, Just In Time

    The time to appreciate Grand Central Terminal is on a weekday morning. The sheer energy, the dizzying movement, the frenetic ballet of striving, driving hustle, it all feeds the soul. To paraphrase "New York, New York," you want to be a part of it. I...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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?)...
  • 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....
  • Quinn names concealed carry appeals board

    Quinn names concealed carry appeals board
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday named former federal prosecutors, FBI agents and judges to a seven-member panel to review objections raised by law enforcement to people who apply to carry a concealed firearm under the state’s new law. The move is the...
  • 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...
  • Amtrak fails to weather winter well

     Amtrak fails to weather winter well
    Amtrak trains operating in Chicago and across the Midwest have slogged through numerous delays and cancellations this winter, a problem fueled not only by unusually heavy snow and frigid temperatures but also, oddly, the unintended consequences of rolling...
  • Taking the Kids -- on a last-minute spring break

    Taking the Kids -- on a last-minute spring break
    Are you ready to trade snow boots for flip-flops? Ah, sunshine! You've never needed a little fun in the sun more than now after a winter that's repeatedly buried us in snow and ice -- even in the South -- and given us school snow days that have...
  • Woman injured after Amtrak train hits station wagon in Riverside

    Woman injured after Amtrak train hits station wagon in Riverside
    A woman was injured this afternoon after the station wagon she was driving was struck by an outbound Amtrak train in West Suburban Riverside, police said. The accident happened at 2:39 p.m. at the grade crossing on Harlem Avenue, said Riverside Police...
  • 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;...