4 days ago
After ten years of state-sponsored Amtrak service in Virginia, ridership is growing. There are also opportunities for more growth.
Greater Greater Washington
5 days ago
Long awaited improvements on the Amtrak route between Chicago and St. Louis are being delayed again, this time because of trouble installing positive train control (PTC).
August 14, 2019, 8am PDT
There hasn't been a passenger rail connection between Detroit and Toronto since 1971, but that could change.
July 28, 2019, 1pm PDT
Taking the stops out of the Amtrak trip between the Nation's Capital and the Big Apple will save 15 minutes and hopefully, according to Amtrak, get more people off of planes and into trains.
June 13, 2019, 7am PDT
The Berkshire Mountains have long been a popular destination for sightseers, tourists, and weekend warriors. A pilot Amtrak route is designed to attract new waves of New Yorkers to the region.
June 6, 2019, 11am PDT
Amtrak is in the process up updating its tracks to prepare for Acela Express trains that will travel at speeds up to 125 miles per hour between D.C. and Baltimore on the Northeast Corridor.
May 1, 2019, 7am PDT
The state of Indiana didn't have $3 million to spare to keep the Hoosier State Amtrak passenger rail line operational.
April 15, 2019, 7am PDT
President Trump has not been a friend to the $30 billion Gateway Program, a transportation project meant to replace aging rail infrastructure connecting New York and New Jersey.
January 12, 2019, 1pm PST
The higher speed train route between the two cities, funded by the recession-era stimulus package, is capable of 90 to 110 mph, but is stuck at 78.
January 4, 2019, 5am PST
Greater Greater Washington
November 11, 2018, 5am PST
The local and regional political leaders with a stake in the Gateway project connecting New York and New Jersey see a little light at end of the tunnel now that Democrats hold a majority in the House of Representatives.
October 14, 2018, 7am PDT
With a Dallas-Houston bullet train proposal proceeding apace, a complementary idea is now on the table: a multimodal transit hub linking Amtrak, transit, and even Hyperloop.
September 12, 2018, 9am PDT
Amtrak and a range of big city transit agencies have received federal grants to upgrade their security in the face of terrorism.
July 12, 2018, 11am PDT
Philadelphia regional commuters will get some fancy new trains to ride.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 27, 2018, 10am PDT
Congress and presidents have threatened Amtrak service on the Southwest Chief, connecting Los Angles to Chicago, in the past. This time the threat is coming from inside Amtrak.
June 11, 2018, 6am PDT
Temporary suspension of rail service from New York City to Chicago prompts an engaging column, particularly for train buffs, on a bygone era when travel by rail was glamorous.
May 6, 2018, 5am PDT
The Texas Central high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas is planning to offer smooth connections with Amtrak lines at either end of its 240-mile route.
February 6, 2018, 10am PST
The crash in Cayce, South Carolina on Sunday killed the engineer and conductor riding in the Amtrak locomotive, injuring over 100 passengers and crew members. A locked switch had directed Amtrak #91 into a siding where it hit a parked CSX train.
February 2, 2018, 10am PST
Republican lawmakers got a first-hand lesson in train safety Wednesday when their chartered Amtrak train hit a trash truck at a grade crossing in Virginia, killing one in the truck. Trump's infrastructure plan redirects Amtrak and transit funding.
January 11, 2018, 6am PST
Some of the time and money invested in the visually spectacular Moynihan Station should have been spent looking at how well it actually works for commuters, writes Alon Levy.