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The 11 Most Scenic Train Rides In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Allison Fox | Posted 04.17.2017 | Travel

The phrase is “planes, trains and automobiles.” But sometimes it feels like we forget all about the train altogether, favoring a car’s convenien...

We Found A Cheap Way To Move Your Stuff Across The Country

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.08.2017 | HuffPost Home

Search online for “cheapest way to move” and you’ll find a whole bunch of services that claim to haul boxes across the country for cheap. Howeve...

Amtrak Asks If Woman Stuck In Elevator Is Still There 7 Months Later

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 09.09.2016 | Weird News

Getting stuck in an elevator can be scary. Really scary. But you should take some comfort in knowing that if it happens in an elevator affiliated with...

My Transgender Life: Wanderlust And Wonderlust"

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 07.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

I never really have admitted that I have wanderlust. Perhaps I have learned it from my kids, or it could have been buried deep inside for reasons I have not yet accessed.

Derailing Self-Interested Regulation: Federal Appeals Court Denies Amtrak Power Over Competition

Evan Bernick | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Evan Bernick

It is hardly unusual to find government power in the hands of regulators who have the opportunity and the incentive to use that power solely to benefit themselves. But that doesn't mean that judges should rubber-stamp such arrangements when their constitutionality is challenged in court.

Two Reported Dead In Amtrak Derailment Outside Of Philadelphia

Reuters | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.03.2016 | Politics

By Dan Kelley CHESTER, Pa., April 3 (Reuters) - A locomotive on an Amtrak train carrying about 330 passengers derailed when it hit a backhoe south of ...

San Luis Obispo: The New Napa?

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 03.30.2017 | Travel
James Marshall Crotty

Roughly halfway between Silicon San Francisco - and the window-breaking, Google-Bus-halting envy its digital strivers engender - and LA's brain-depleting smog, sits the crown jewel of the California Central Coast: San Luis Obispo. If you're traveling to this good, kind burg, you need to slow down. Slow way down.

Mom Gives Birth To Baby Girl In Amtrak Cafe Car

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.29.2016 | Parents

Earlier this month, a New York-bound Amtrak train ground to an unexpected halt at a station in Aberdeen, Maryland. The weather was fine and there were...

The Technology To Prevent Deadly Train Crashes Exists. Why Is It Taking So Long To Install?

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 01.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2008, a Metrolink train slammed head-on into a Union Pacific freight train in southern California, killing 25 people and injuring 135...

Dogs Get Their Day: Amtrak To Be Required To Allow Pets On Trains

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dog and cat owners of America, rejoice: A five-year highway appropriations bill that Congress reportedly agreed to on Tuesday instructs ...

I'm With Stupid: The Pleasures and Peccadilloes of Traveling by Train

Todd Hartley | Posted 11.30.2016 | Travel
Todd Hartley

The unenviable Catch-22 that American rail travel faces: If the trains were nicer and faster, they'd probably be more popular, but unless they get more popular, they'll probably never get nicer and faster.

Cooperation Key to Reviving Historic Marks, Mississippi

Helen Godfrey-Smith | Posted 11.25.2016 | Impact
Helen Godfrey-Smith

Marks, Mississippi has the potential to dig itself out of poverty and flourish as a stronger more self-sufficient community. This has been 40 years in the making, but together, the community is confident that we have found a sustainable economic development plan to ensure that our days of need may soon end.

Moving Forward: Faster Trains Propel the Economy, and our Middle Class, Forward

Edward Wytkind | Posted 11.20.2016 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

Instead of embracing the future of modern transportation, some elected officials in the U.S. fail to see the value of passenger rail as part of an integrated network. Many of those same official are also more than willing to starve the rest of our badly aging transportation system.

Chris Christie Asked To Leave Amtrak Quiet Car For Talking On His Phone

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics

Chris Christie broke the cardinal rule of Amtrak etiquette. The Republican New Jersey governor, who is well-known for his blunt personality, was spot...

Amtrak Train Derails In Vermont, Seven Taken To Hospital

Reuters | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.03.2017 | Crime

Oct 5 (Reuters) - An Amtrak passenger train hit debris from a rockslide and derailed in central Vermont on Monday, sending at least seven people to th...

How To Master The Art Of Amtrak Travel

Travel + Leisure | Posted 09.14.2016 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Riding the rails -- it's a beloved experience that many prefer to plane or car travel. There are no security lines and no traffic, plus the benefit of wider seats and more legroom. But among those who don't travel Amtrak regularly, it's common to hear complaints.

I'll Take Your Hypocrisy If You Build Me a Tunnel

Edward Wytkind | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

Chris Christie says as president he'd move aggressively on Amtrak's long delayed Hudson River rail tunnel project -- yes, the same tunnel project he killed as governor five years ago. While cynics question motives here and wonder just how much hypocrisy we'll have to endure in this presidential election, I'll take what I can get.

Amtrak on the Wrong Track: Travelling the U.S. Railroads on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.16.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Virtually every other rail company I have traveled on throughout the world issues a numbered reservation, thus avoiding such a circus.

What Is It Like to Survive a Train Wreck?

Quora | Posted 06.08.2016 | Weird News

Being in a train crash is a very interesting experience. Its the scariest thing that I've been through, and the most enlightening.

Leo Express: A Gleaming New Train Service Coming to a Station Near You

Bill_Robinson | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business

Amazing new business models are rare ... even in this time of great 'disruption.' Many start-ups position themselves as disrupting because they feel they have to or die. So they reach.

Old, Old Glory

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Adam Kirk Edgerton

If we are to have a government, it should at least do the bare minimum of what's necessary for a modern, competitive society. Now, in 2015, a high-speed railway system and effective public transit are necessary.

Winning the Competition

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

We must make certain that America remains a leader on the world stage. This will happen when we take the necessary time and money to advance our transportation system, which is an investment in our people and the future of America.

Conductor With Broken Back Sues Amtrak Over Crash

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business

(Corrects first name of train engineer in 10th paragraph, Brandon instead of Brian) May 19 (Reuters) - A conductor critically injured ...

I Am Having Trouble Writing This Because Being Gay Is So Distracting

Domenick Scudera | Posted 05.19.2016 | Comedy
Domenick Scudera

The recent Amtrak crash was a tragedy. Why did it happen? American Family Radio host Sandy Rios believes the train engineer's homosexuality could have been a factor. She suggests that the engineer, like all homosexuals, could have been "going through some confusion that has to do with the very core of who they are." This is an interesting angle on the... the... um... um....

Amtrak Seeks Fast U.S. Approval For Automated Braking Feature

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) - Amtrak is seeking expedited approval to equip the Philadelphia site of last week's hig...