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Railway Transportation

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  • Proposed $38M Newport News transit center public meeting tonight

    Proposed $38M Newport News transit center public meeting tonight
    Newport News residents will be able to sound-off on the city's proposal to construct a new transit center during a public meeting tonight.  The meeting is scheduled from 6 to 8 at the Denbigh Community Center, 15198 Warwick Blvd., according to a city...
  • Amtrak: On the wrong track

    Amtrak: On the wrong track
    As U.S. Supreme Court justices wrestle with whether Amtrak, as a quasi private corporation, should have the right to set performance standards that would also affect the freight services with which it shares lines, the rail system is facing gridlock....
  • Union Station's restroom scarcity tops complaints spurred by report

    Union Station's restroom scarcity tops complaints spurred by report
    About 120,000 train travelers pass through Chicago's Union Station every day, and although there are four public washroom areas in the terminal, many visitors say these aren't nearly enough. "Using the trains this summer, it was really apparent that...
  • Metra, freight railroads push project to untangle rail corridor

    Metra, freight railroads push project to untangle rail corridor
    Metra and freight railroad industry representatives on Friday called for a $1 billion project intended to untangle a snarl of railroad tracks that causes major problems for Chicago commuters and commerce. The project, known as the 75th Street Corridor...
  • Victim of Macungie train crash identified by coroner

    Victim of Macungie train crash identified by coroner
    Officials have identified the woman killed Friday night when a train hit a small sport utility vehicle at the Main Street railroad crossing in Macungie. Carol J. Midei, 64, of Macungie, was pronounced dead shortly before 7 p.m. Friday after an eastbound...
  • Train delays due to 'excessive water infiltration' into B&P tunnel, Amtrak says

    Train delays due to 'excessive water infiltration' into B&P tunnel, Amtrak says
    The need to replace the Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel that winds its way beneath West Baltimore became evident once again this week, as crews descended on a portion of the nearly 150-year-old rail bore to conduct emergency track work. According to Amtrak,...
  • Metra unveils plan to curb Union Station crowding

    Metra unveils plan to curb Union Station crowding
    Metra unveiled a new strategy Tuesday to block direct access to Union Station's cramped south concourse and reroute customers to a more spacious waiting area during service disruptions and special events. The plan calls primarily for using Amtrak...
  • Middle Ground Boulevard extension in Newport News will not open for another month

    Middle Ground Boulevard extension in Newport News will not open for another month
    NEWPORT NEWS — It will be at least another month before motorists can begin using the new segment of Middle Ground Boulevard. The four-lane road, which will provide a new connection between Jefferson Avenue and Warwick Boulevard, was scheduled for...
  • Busway Is Coming — Looks Like A Good Ride

    Busway Is Coming — Looks Like A Good Ride
    Now that the CTfastrak bus rapid-transit project between New Britain and Hartford is three months from its scheduled opening — and on schedule — the subject seems to come up at every holiday party. "What do you think about the busway?" "Should...
  • BNSF, Metra sued over deaths of brother, sister

    BNSF, Metra sued over deaths of brother, sister
    The family of a brother and sister struck and killed by a Metra train in August in Chicago are suing Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Metra, saying they failed to repair a large hole in a fence used by residents to cross the tracks. Margaret Huddleston,...
  • Jersey train robbers high-tech

    NEW YORK — The man convicted of leading a gang of modern-day train robbers that preyed on New Jersey rail lines for more than 10 years was arrested again this week on charges that mirror those that landed him in prison a decade ago, prosecutors said...