| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:45 PM
Two people were killed Tuesday night when their vehicle was struck by an Amtrak train in Oxnard, disrupting transit service in Ventura County.
The accident was reported shortly before 7:30 p.m. near 5th Street and Rice Avenue, the Oxnard Police...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:38 PM
State and federal transportation officials studying the replacement of an aged rail tunnel beneath Baltimore are opening the discussion to local residents and Amtrak and MARC commuters.
The 1.4-mile Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel, considered a key bottleneck...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 7:32 PM
A Metrolink train fatally struck a person in Santa Ana about 5:45 p.m., leading to the temporary closure of both tracks at the Grand Avenue crossing and affecting service of several trains in the area, a transit agency spokesman said.
The victim was...
| Jun 10, 2014
VIA Rail Canada's new "Prestige Class" sleeping cars will top all previous cars -- and anything on Amtrak, as well -- in providing the most comfortable and livable long-haul overnight rail accommodations. And the refurbished business-class cars for the...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:16 AM
There's a new way to train your dog, and it has nothing to do with obedience school.
Amtrak on Monday announced a six-month pilot project to allow small dogs and cats aboard its trains between Chicago and Quincy. The furry traveling companions won't get...
| May 20, 2014
| 10:00 PM
My recent column on the joys of traveling alone launched a steady flow of email from readers who shared their own stories of solo travel. Far more was submitted than can fit here, but this is a sampling. Submissions were edited for space.
I went alone...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 3:41 PM
WASHINGTON — The Angels won’t be traveling back in time Wednesday night, but it might feel that way. Instead of flying to New York after their game against the Washington Nationals, they will board a chartered Amtrak train in the nation’...
| May 22, 2014
A tug boat struck the Susquehanna River Bridge Wednesday night, delaying trains from crossing between Cecil and Harford counties for about an hour.
The U.S. Coast Guard notified Amtrak around 10 p.m. Wednesday that a tug boat struck the bridge, and...
| May 18, 2014
| 8:29 PM
Amtrak trains to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport were halted for more than an hour Sunday night after police found a suspicious package at the station.
Maryland Transportation Authority police spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Green...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Severe storms brought hail and damaging winds through Maryland and much of the mid-Atlantic Thursday afternoon.
A tornado warning was issued until 5:15 p.m. for central Anne Arundel County, including Annapolis, Parole and the waters of the Severn River....
| May 23, 2014
| 4:57 AM
Transportation and traffic are perennial topics in Hampton Roads, a region laced with interstates and highways and dependent on a range of water crossings, from bridge-tunnels to drawbridges to ferries. The area also has two airports, rail transport and...