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  • Seniors on the Go: VIA Rail Canada raises the bar on rail accommodations

    Seniors on the Go: VIA Rail Canada raises the bar on rail accommodations
    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...
  • Intercity Buses Are Booming

    Intercity Buses Are Booming
    Buses were always an inexpensive way to travel, but they weren't always pleasant. Older buses were sometimes cramped, odorous and slow. Those days are gone. Today, intercity buses have comfortable seats, leg room, wi-fi and other amenities — and...
  • Going alone, but not lonely

    Going alone, but not lonely
    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...
  • Rail efficiency making big strides, administrator says

    Rail efficiency making big strides, administrator says
    A massive program to improve the efficiency of the Chicago area’s rail network has made significant progress, said the head of the federal agency that overseas the nation’s railroads.   But Joseph Szabo of the Federal Railroad Administration...
  • Amtrak to allow dogs, cats on trains between Chicago, Quincy

    Amtrak to allow dogs, cats on trains between Chicago, Quincy
    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...
  • Amtrak rail service between Chicago and Rockford to begin in 2015

    Amtrak rail service between Chicago and Rockford to begin in 2015
    Long-sought plans to restore passenger rail service next year between Chicago and Rockford got a boost Thursday with the announcement of a new route. Service between the two cities stopped in 1981. The new Amtrak service will begin in late 2015 with...
  • Letters: California's unforgettable redwoods; D-day; and thrifty car rental tips

    Coastal redwoods are unforgettable Thank you so much for Christopher Reynolds' lovely piece on the coast redwoods ("In the Land of the Giants," May 18). While Mark Boster's luminous shot of the redwood canopy offers the perfect companion to Reynolds'...
  • Sell The Rail, Bridge Mess To Uncle Sam For $1

    Rail commuters along the shore have become used to delayed trains, lack of seats and annual fare hikes. They aren't happy, but have no real alternatives to get to their jobs. But adding insult to literal injury, now they have to contend with a 118-year-...
  • SunRail trains running on time despite earlier accident

    SunRail trains running on time despite earlier accident
    SunRail was running on time this evening, despite an accident earlier in the day in which a train heading into the Maitland station struck a car stalled on the tracks at the intersection of Packwood and Maitland avenues. This is the first day the...
  • SunRail runs on time with fewer passengers on 1st day of paid service

    SunRail runs on time with fewer passengers on 1st day of paid service
    SunRail ran largely on time and with plenty of seats available Monday, despite one train demolishing a luxury car that was stalled on the tracks in Maitland. No one was seriously hurt in the second accident in as many weeks for SunRail, although the 28-...
  • Stoney Point Park has a tricky path to rocky views

    Stoney Point Park has a tricky path to rocky views
    This rocky landmark in Chatsworth is a worldwide draw for climbing enthusiasts. But it's also a great place to take a walk while watching the climbers practice their art on small rocks at the base and sheer cliffs near the peak. Begin a counterclockwise...