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  • 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...
  • How to make high-speed rail work in California

    Two court decisions have blocked the California High-Speed Rail Authority from issuing more than $8 billion in bonds and from using bond funds on construction until it fixes its funding plan. Now what? The authority says it will move forward using...
  • A Secret Shoreline Preserve At Stony Creek

    A Secret Shoreline Preserve At Stony Creek
    I once believed the Connecticut shoreline had nothing to offer except for the "bigs" - state parks like Hammonasset, Harkness Memorial and Bluff Point. And then I discovered places like East Haven's Farm River State Park, Guilford's Chittenden Park and...
  • Room with a view thrills train travelers

    Room with a view thrills train travelers
    — Fran and Ellen Mach have passed many hours reading during the approximately 20 trips that the Massachusetts couple have made on Amtrak between the East Coast and Chicago over the years, but this time they can't keep their eyes on the pages....
  • Maglev would transform Baltimore

    Maglev would transform Baltimore
    It's easy to be cynical about the idea of a magnetic levitation train whisking riders from Baltimore to Washington in 15 minutes. The technology, though not new, still sounds fanciful. The costs of even such a small system are enormous, the commercial...
  • Stand-up Scene: Bringing the heat in Chicago

    Stand-up Scene: Bringing the heat in Chicago
    In a new feature on The Theater Loop’s Funny page, freelance writer Jason Heidemann trolls Chicago’s stand-up clubs, wandering all over the city and suburbs. In this space, he’ll report back his musings on the jokes, the talent and the...
  • Amtrak Great Dome cars will run through Thanksgiving

    Amtrak Great Dome cars will run through Thanksgiving
    Amtrak's historic Great Dome rail car will be running on more routes through Chicago during Thanksgiving week, the railroad announced Monday. The dome car, which was featured in a Tribune story Nov. 4, will operate on some trains between Chicago and...
  • Metrolink service disrupted after train strikes, kills pedestrian

    Metrolink service disrupted after train strikes, kills pedestrian
    A northbound Metrolink train was delayed 90 minutes and another was canceled after an Amtrak train struck and killed a pedestrian at an Anaheim Metrolink station early Wednesday. With the cancellation of Metrolink train 633, passengers have been...
  • A missing man is found, but questions remain

    A missing man is found, but questions remain
    He was hungry, exhausted and confused. Mike Farrell, 73, couldn't grasp exactly how he had gotten into the predicament he was in or how to get out of it. The former carpenter and schoolteacher — described by family as sweet-natured, well-...
  • $250K bail for man accused of fondling at Union Station

    $250K bail for man accused of fondling at Union Station
    A judge today set bail at $250,000 for a Minneapolis Minn. man accused of fondling and punching a woman and then slugging a man who tried to help her in Union Station’s Great Hall Saturday morning. Maurice James Scales, 27, of the 1000 block of...