RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Amtrak

A collection of news and information related to Amtrak published by this site and its partners.

Top Amtrak Articles

Displaying items 56-66
  • Quinn names concealed carry appeals board

    Quinn names concealed carry appeals board
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday named former federal prosecutors, FBI agents and judges to a seven-member panel to review objections raised by law enforcement to people who apply to carry a concealed firearm under the state’s new law. The move is the...
  • Woman killed when Amtrak train strikes car near Camarillo

    A woman was killed Monday morning when her vehicle was struck by an Amtrak train near Camarillo, said Bill Nash, a spokesman for the Ventura County Fire Department. Firefighters had to extract the body of the woman from her vehicle, Nash said....
  • 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...
  • Weekends on the MARC [Editorial]

    Weekends on the MARC  [Editorial]
    The launch of regular Saturday and Sunday commuter train service between Baltimore and Washington on the MARC rail line in December may be one of the best things that's happened to Charm City in decades. It will make it easier for Baltimore's harbor...
  • Making Baltimore commuter friendly [Letter]

    Making Baltimore commuter friendly [Letter]
    That was a good editorial on the expansion of MARC commuter rail service, but I have to echo the sentiment of some of my fellow MARC monthly ticket holders at the loss of our access to Amtrak on the weekends ("Weekends on the MARC," Jan. 2). Amtrak used...
  • Friday traffic: Several accidents reported, MARC trains experiencing delays

    Friday traffic: Several accidents reported, MARC trains experiencing delays
    On a morning when many people woke up to three to six inches of snow, the Maryland Department of Transportation is reporting several incidents at 7:45 a.m., the most serious being a utility incident in the city on Washington Boulevard at Bush Street...
  • Dangerous temps, wind chills hit Chicago area

    Dangerous temps, wind chills hit Chicago area
    A dangerous cold front was expected to bring the Chicago area to a crawl Monday, with a flurry of school closings, flight and train cancellations and calls for the public to avoid temperatures expected to drop to at least 10 below zero. Powerful,...
  • After Metra cancels trains, more woes expected Tuesday

    After Metra cancels trains, more woes expected Tuesday
    If Monday weren’t enough of an arctic adventure for Chicago area commuters, Tuesday has the potential for more of the same double-digit, subzero temperatures that threaten to wreak havoc with morning travel. After a day marred by delays on every...
  • Metra: Most trains will run during evening rush

    Metra: Most trains will run during evening rush
    Metra is planning to run normal schedules on most of its lines this evening, but disruptions will remain on the Burlington Northern Sante Fe line, officials said. "With the exception of BNSF, the rest of the 11 lines are prepared to run their normal...
  • Traffic: Crash on westbound Bay Bridge

    Traffic: Crash on westbound Bay Bridge
    Though Bay Bridge wind restrictions and warnings had been lifted two hours prior, a two-vehicle crash on the bridge westbound has blocked the westbound right traffic lane and westbound middle lane at 9:04 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the Maryland...
  • 500 passengers spend night on stranded Amtrak trains

    500 passengers spend night on stranded Amtrak trains
    More than 500 passengers spent the night aboard three Amtrak trains stranded 80 miles west of Chicago by ice and snow that had drifted over the tracks, officials said. The trains -- the Southwest Chief from Los Angeles, the Illinois Zephyr from Quincy...