| May 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
As Union Station prepares to celebrate its 75thanniversary on Saturday, attention should turn to its British-born architect.
Know his name? Few do. It’s John B. Parkinson, whose works are sprinkled around Los Angeles. Like many passengers who have...
| 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...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 8:54 PM
He was a 20-year-old community college student, a single father to an infant daughter and a failed National Guardsman living in a trailer park outside Lodi, Calif.
Online, Nicholas Teausant took on a different persona, authorities allege. On Instagram,...
| May 27, 2014
| 7:48 PM
Reviving a decades-old idea, Los Angeles transportation officials are planning $350 million in track improvements at Union Station that could dramatically reduce travel times for many trains and accommodate future growth of the famous terminal.
| May 27, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Trains have rumbled through the heart of Hampstead for nearly all of the Carroll County town's 125-year history. Horn blasts from passing trains are a part of everyday life in the community.
So are headphones, earbuds and all manner of modern digital...
| 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...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 3:58 PM
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...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 10:01 AM
By the time the badly-damaged body of George Thomas McAleer was found near Amtrak train tracks in Rosedale, he'd likely been dead for more than eight hours.
McAleer, 26, of the 1100 block of Quantril Way in the Armistead Gardens neighborhood of...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Metra officials this late this afternoon that service was back to normal after a rail repairs at Union Station caused slight delays for commuters using the Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Heritage Corridor and SouthWest Service lines.
| May 6, 2014
| 3:55 PM
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...
| May 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The remarkable vintage photographs of Union Station's opening in 1939 show the streets and sidewalks around the new building packed with a huge and expectant crowd. Those of the interior reveal a vast, high-ceilinged waiting room, with impeccably...