| Jul 30, 2014
I received a number of thoughtful commentaries in response to Monday's (July 28) column regarding Allentonian Alberto Tineo's proposal to add an additional exit-ramp segment to provide access from I-78/Route 309 to northbound Emaus Avenue. I decided to...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 12:32 PM
Federal, state and local officials Thursday marked the opening of the $142 million Englewood Flyover, a railroad bridge intended to eliminate a major bottleneck in the nation's biggest, busiest and most congested railroad hub.
The bridge will relieve...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 1:51 PM
Harboring some worthy thoughts on train travel? Here's your chance to share.
Residents will have opportunity to sound off on All Aboard Florida's plans for passenger rail service in a series of eight public meetings starting Monday.
The Federal Railroad...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Newport News has identified potential sites for a train storage and servicing area to complement a proposed transportation hub off Bland Boulevard.
Newport News plans to seek public input on that portion of the project that the city's Director of...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 10:12 AM
The Federal Railroad Administration on Thursday announced findings from a review of Metra, which called the commuter rail line "generally compliant" with U.S. safety regulations, but also directed the railroad to take immediate steps to "enhance its...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 3:12 AM
With Metra riders facing a 68 percent fare increase over the next 10 years, some of them are raising a common complaint — too many passengers are getting a free ride, because conductors either don't or can't check everyone's tickets.
| Oct 28, 2014
| 10:41 AM
Amtrak ridership dropped an average of 4 percent in Illinois on downstate corridors with connections to Chicago in fiscal 2014, the passenger railroad reported Tuesday, putting much of the blame on late arrivals and departures caused by freight train...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 4:52 PM
A federal safety agency reported Tuesday that operational blunders and lax policies at Metro-North were at least partly to blame for the crashes that killed two workers and four passengers and injured 126 riders last year and this spring.
| Sep 8, 2014
| 3:42 PM
With derailments, near accidents and safety lapses occurring at railroads in numerous states, Sen. Richard Blumenthal predicts that senators from all regions of the country — and both political parties — will embrace his proposal for reforming...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 4:03 PM
CSX Transportation and Alban Waste LLC have reached a confidential settlement in a lawsuit brought by the railroad after an Alban truck collided with a CSX freight train in Rosedale in 2013.
Dozens of other claims related to the incident and brought...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Legal troubles mounted for the producers of "Midnight Rider" this week as railroad company CSX Transportation sued the filmmakers, claiming that they illegally filmed on its tracks where a train collided with the crew earlier this year.
CSX said in a...