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Meet the Mets Fans

Rob Taub | Posted 08.15.2014 | Sports
Rob Taub

Other than Marine One, the No. 7 subway line is the fastest way to a game at CitiField and it's also a great place to interact with other Mets fans. ...

Congress: This Year, Protect Our Mass Transit

William Lynch III | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
William Lynch III

The economic development from mass transit is also tremendous. For one, public transit workers in America are typically represented by a labor union. This means workers have an advocate who will ensure they have decent wages, benefits and safe working conditions.

Former NSA Chief Gets An Eavesdropping Lesson

AP | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Agency chief Michael V. Hayden learned a lesson about eavesdropping aboard an Amtrak train ...

An Unexpected Place For A Wine Tasting

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.25.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Frequent Amtrak riders love to complain about spotty Wi-Fi, occasional breakdowns and passengers who talk loudly into cellphones. But wh...

Rail Nabs Record Despite GOP Attacks

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Amtrak trains carried 31.2 million passengers in the fiscal year ending in September, the highest annual ridership since the railroad wa...

What Role Will Senator Murkowski Play in Climate and Energy Negotiations?

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

Speaking at a sparsely-attended luncheon in Fairbanks, AK on Friday, Senator Murkowski (R-AL) touted her failed effort to block the EPA from regulatin...

Weekly Mulch: Bad News Bill

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Alison Hamm, Media Consortium blogger Sens. John Kerry (D-MA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) met with industry groups Wednesday...

A Train Ride with the Rich and Famous

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tamar Abrams

The Acela "high-speed" train between Washington, DC and New York City may cost three times as much and not go much faster than the regular Amtrak trai...

Why America Needs Trains

Joe Biden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Biden

Over the course of my career, my 7,000 round trips on Amtrak have provided me with an understanding of -- and a respect for -- the role of rail travel in our society and our economy.

Railway Carriage Charm: Has High-Speed Rail's Moment Arrived?

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

"I don't want to see the fastest train in the world built halfway around the world in Shanghai," Obama said. "I want to see it built right here in the United States of America."

Acela Seeks To Lure Passengers From Airlines

New York Times | Stuart Elliot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Amtrak has attracted some famous customers in the last couple of weeks. First, Barack Obama and Joe Biden, on their way to Washington to be inaugurate...