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Railway Transportation

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  • Amtrak tries novel way to promote train travel

    Amtrak tries novel way to promote train travel
    Inspiration can be found in surprising places, even on a train, where thoughts of greatness are free to gush from the brain. Officials at Amtrak, which is more versed in delays than in Dickens, nevertheless believe that the clicketyclack of tracks and...
  • Safety Took A Back Seat At Metro-North

    Somehow, the once-reliable Metro-North Railroad got lackadaisical about safety. The results might have been predicted: •Four major accidents in 2013, including a derailment in Bridgeport in May in which scores were injured. •A fearsome crash...
  • Feds slam New York's Metro-North rail line for poor safety

    The Metro-North Railroad, where at least five passengers and employees have been killed in less than a year, is plagued by shortfalls in safety operation, a stinging federal report said on Friday. The report, released by the Federal Railroad...
  • Freebie Friday: Iced coffee, and other free stuff this week

    Freebie Friday: Iced coffee, and other free stuff this week
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything here is free. Find free food, events, museums, attractions, music, art exhibits, galleries, and more, absolutely free.   FREEBIE SPOTLIGHT Free Iced Coffee Day--On Wednesday, March 19 participating Dunkin&...
  • Maryland lawmakers told Holocaust bill could cost transit aid

    Maryland lawmakers told Holocaust bill could cost transit aid
    A bill that would block a U.S. subsidiary of the French national railway from bidding to become a partner in a $2.4 billion project because of its role in the Holocaust would put federal funding of the project at "significant risk," the attorney general's...
  • Chicago schools to reopen, transit churning toward normalcy amid warmer forecast

    Chicago schools to reopen, transit churning toward normalcy amid warmer forecast
    Chicago Public School students will return to classes and commuters should face fewer delays with temperatures expected to rise above zero Wednesday. A winter that is one for the history books, however, is far from over. “I’d move in a second...
  • Small-town Lincoln attraction damaged in high winds

     Small-town Lincoln attraction damaged in high winds
    The first news that came into Nancy Saul's tourism office in Lincoln, Ill., last Monday morning was bad news. The town's biggest roadside attraction, the world's largest covered wagon, was severely damaged by 55 mph wind gusts that whipped through...
  • Moving Metra forward

    Moving Metra forward
    Nobody told Phil Pagano how to run a railroad. That was a mistake. Trains were on time, the budget was in the black … and his bosses on the Metra board of trustees had no clue that the CEO was helping himself to hundreds of thousands of dollars...
  • Guild works with agencies probing camera assistant's death in Georgia

    Guild works with agencies probing camera assistant's death in Georgia
    The union representing cinematographers and camera operators said it was working with government agencies investigating the death last week of a camera assistant working on a movie in Georgia. Sarah Jones, 27, was struck and killed by a freight train...
  • Sheriff's Report: 'Midnight Rider' Was Denied Railroad Permit, According to CSX Email

    The sheriff's office of Wayne County, Ga., released an incident report that suggests the production company did not have permission from CSX to shoot a scene on a train trestle and in fact may have been denied such clearance. In the incident report,...
  • State DOT Must Take Stronger Hand With Metro-North

    State DOT Must Take Stronger Hand With Metro-North
    It's been a rough year for Metro-North, which operates the commuter rail service between Connecticut and New York's Grand Central Station. First derailments, power failures and other accidents raised questions about the railroad's safety and its...