| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:02 PM
When railroad enthusiast Tim Branner learned about a collection of newly refurbished Pullman cars running between Chicago and New Orleans, he knew he'd found the perfect way to celebrate his 50th birthday.
"My wife and I like to travel long distance...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:57 PM
If you haven't seen California's San Joaquin Valley, you're missing an agricultural marvel. It's like a grocery store produce section times a gazillion. Produce is growing everywhere en masse. And Amtrak wants you to know that its California San Joaquin...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 2:42 PM
For the better part of 40 years, Amtrak's enemies in Congress have been doing what they can to sabotage the nation's rail passenger service.
They've attacked Amtrak's federal subsidies, pared back routes, been stingy in replacing worn-out equipment...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 3:33 PM
A Chicago man held an elevator door shut as his friend robbed a man with cerebral palsy in a wheelchair at Chicago Union Station last week, officials said.
Demetrius Thomas, 48, of the 1400 block of South Canal Street, held the elevator door as...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 4:36 AM
Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Wednesday, Aug. 28:
* As of 7:30 a.m., traffic was sluggish on I-270 southbound and I-495 in both directions, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation's interactive mapping page on its website, but was...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 12:08 PM
A Michigan City area man who miraculously survived being hit by a high speed Amtrak train while on foot Friday is listed in serious condition.
Darryle See, 22, is on the 8th floor at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, an area usually reserved for...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 5:49 PM
A Michigan City-area man who survived being hit by an Amtrak train traveling 110 miles per hour with just a few broken bones is now out of the intensive care unit at Memorial Hospital. Officials tell WSBT he is in serious condition.
Darryle See, 22,...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:52 PM
An Amtrak train stalled in the Joppatowne area after a mechanical issue Wednesday, and more than 100 passengers were transferred after being stranded for about an hour in 90-degree heat without air-conditioning.
When local a emergency crew arrived on the...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 3:29 PM
I've seen the future — I hope. I've been on the busway.
At the invitation of some folks from the state Department of Transportation, I took a ride (in a sturdy SUV) along much of the Hartford — New Britain busway route. If you are new to the...
| Aug 16, 2013
Re "New train may address LAX missing link," Aug. 12
As Los Angeles World Airports and Metro consider plans to provide direct rail access to and from LAX terminals, I believe it is critical that we seize this opportunity to correct a glaring weakness in...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 1:29 PM
That’s one small all-nighter for some men, one giant whoosh for mankind.
Apparently, Elon Musk and a few of the fellas spent Sunday night firming up plans for a $6-billion high-speed transportation system called the Hyperloop, complete with...