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  • Iowa Pacific rail partnership launch delayed in Indiana

    The Indiana Department of Transportation won't be able to meet its goal of launching a public-private rail partnership by mid-year. The agency has asked Amtrak to continue operating the Hoosier State line between Indianapolis and Chicago until it can...
  • Indiana looks to collect millions with tax amnesty period

    Indiana's government is looking to collect some quick cash from delinquent taxpayers with a two-month tax amnesty period starting in September. The program, approved by legislators this spring, is being counted on to provide the $84 million included in...
  • Amtrak plans Union Station makeover

    Amtrak plans Union Station makeover
    Amtrak is betting millions of dollars to transform Union Station into an entertainment and tourist destination, complete with restaurants and outdoor cafes, retail, a hotel and even a grocery store, Getting Around has learned. Amtrak wants to open up...
  • Renovation of Orlando's historic Amtrak station complete

    Renovation of Orlando's historic Amtrak station complete
    Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and other officials on Monday hailed the completion of renovations to the city's Amtrak station on Sligh Boulevard, the result of a $2-plus-million project aimed at restoring the 89-year-old building. Despite its age, the...
  • Switch replacement may cause 'minor' delays at Union Station, Metra says

    Switch replacement may cause 'minor' delays at Union Station, Metra says
    More delays due to switch problems — the bane of many Metra commuters — may be in the offing this summer because of a major rehab project, officials said Monday. Starting July 6, Amtrak plans to replace the set of switches that guide trains...
  • Rhode Island kicks off project to improve high-speed rail

    A $41 million project to build new platforms at Kingston train station and an additional section of track so Amtrak's high-speed train can bypass regional rail service will create new jobs and attract businesses to Rhode Island, state officials said...
  • Washington state man charged for marijuana on Amtrak

    A Washington state man faces drug charges after he reportedly claimed two bags containing 12 pounds of marijuana from the Amtrak station in Whitefish. The Daily Inter Lake reports (http://bit.ly/1g2ojK5 ) 21-year-old Marquise J. Constantino of Tacoma,...
  • Congress tries to run a railroad. Bad idea.

    Congress tries to run a railroad. Bad idea.
    Ever since the deadly derailment of Amtrak's Northeast Regional Train 188 in Philadelphia, some members of Congress have demanded to know why the nation's railroads haven't finished installing the high-tech equipment that might have prevented the crash....
  • Landmark link to 1920s boom gleams again after renovation

     Landmark link to 1920s boom gleams again after renovation
    Late in the Roaring 1920s, as Florida's frenzied land boom was collapsing, excitement remained high in Orlando at the debut of a new building. It was an occasion for "elaborate festivities," the Orlando Morning Sentinel declared about the station's...
  • Man charged with domestic assault aboard Amtrak train

    Police say an Ohio man was arrested for an alleged domestic assault that occurred aboard an Amtrak train in western Maryland. Cumberland police say 27-year-old Anthony Carter of Youngstown, Ohio, was arrested Saturday evening as the train was stopped...
  • Rhode Island fire consumes 20 cars, delays Amtrak trains

    Officials say a fire has consumed 20 cars in a Rhode Island salvage lot. Providence Fire Department Battalion Chief William Kenyon says the fire happened Saturday night at an auto scrap yard in Providence. More than 30 firefighters were called to the...