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  • Letters: Rail to LAX, now

    Letters: Rail to LAX, now
    Re "New train may address LAX missing link," Aug. 12 As Los Angeles World Airports and Metro consider plans to provide direct rail access to and from LAX terminals, I believe it is critical that we seize this opportunity to correct a glaring weakness in...
  • Craft beer comes to TV with Esquire Network's 'Brew Dogs'

    Craft beer comes to TV with Esquire Network's 'Brew Dogs'
    The craft beer revolution returns to television with the Esquire Network's new "Brew Dogs," and the show’s crazy characters, stunts and sensationalism that cable TV demands are tempered by a strong focus on education and an earnest excitement...
  • Top chefs from across the country on board to upgrade Amtrak's menu

     Top chefs from across the country on board to upgrade Amtrak's menu
    WILMINGTON, Del. — Here in a small test kitchen on a dead-end street downtown, some of the food world's greatest minds are at work. Their task might seem impossible, but they believe they can make a difference for millions of Amtrak riders, one...
  • Take a train to San Joaquin Valley food fests

     Take a train to San Joaquin Valley food fests
    If you haven't seen California's San Joaquin Valley, you're missing an agricultural marvel. It's like a grocery store produce section times a gazillion. Produce is growing everywhere en masse. And Amtrak wants you to know that its California San Joaquin...
  • Amtrak sees ridership bump in Maryland, nationwide

    Amtrak sees ridership bump in Maryland, nationwide
    Amtrak saw record ridership in fiscal year 2013, including tens of thousands of additional riders out of Baltimore's Penn Station, the company said Monday. Total national ridership reached 31.6 million, about 400,000 more than in 2012, the company said....
  • Woman injured after Amtrak train hits station wagon in Riverside

    Woman injured after Amtrak train hits station wagon in Riverside
    A woman was injured this afternoon after the station wagon she was driving was struck by an outbound Amtrak train in West Suburban Riverside, police said. The accident happened at 2:39 p.m. at the grade crossing on Harlem Avenue, said Riverside Police...
  • Successful Super Bowl in the snow could plow way for other cold-weather cities

    Successful Super Bowl in the snow could plow way for other cold-weather cities
    When Rob Rogers woke up the morning of Dec. 8 and looked at an ominous weather forecast predicting several inches of snow or the threat of freezing rain, he knew exactly where he wanted to be. The 24-year-old Hampden resident rushed to his computer,...
  • Indianapolis-to-Chicago Amtrak train hits tractor, injuring 2

    Indianapolis-to-Chicago Amtrak train hits tractor, injuring 2
    An Amtrak train heading from Indianapolis to Chicago hit a tractor in central Indiana, requiring passengers take buses to their destination, injuring the train engineer and the tractor driver officials said. The engineer on the train was examined at a...
  • Amtrak Breakdown With Transit VIPs Aboard? Perfect

    U.S. Rep Bill Shuster, R-Pa., House chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, met with Amtrak's brass in New York last Friday, and then hopped on an Amtrak train for Hartford. Fellow Rep. John Larson and state Department of...
  • Metra: Freight derailment snarls SouthWest Line service

    Metra: Freight derailment snarls SouthWest Line service
    Metra's SouthWest Line trains are on the move again through the Fuller Park neighborhood where a freight train derailed this morning, but delays of up to 90 minutes plagued the evening rush hour, according to Metra. “We want commuters to know...
  • Doug Aitken's 'Nomadic Happening' calls on artists to hop the train

    He is best known as a video artist, but Doug Aitken has a thing for "happenings." He brought street musicians and famous singers together for a "pop rally" at New York's Museum of Modern Art. He turned a barge in Greece into a floating theater for...