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Horrific Photos Show Scene Of Deadly Amtrak Crash

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal and Steven Hoffer | Posted 05.13.2015 | Crime

Hours after the deadly crash of Amtrak Train 188 in Philadelphia, emergency crews worked to clean up the wreckage as investigators tried to to piece ...

7 Dead In Amtrak Train Derailment, Crews Search For Missing Passengers

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 05.13.2015 | Crime

Police have confirmed a seventh death in the investigation of an overturned Amtrak train in Philadelphia. Emergency response crews were sifting thr...

Dana Liebelson

Amtrak's Philadelphia Crash Defies Trend Toward Safer Rail Travel

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Amtrak passenger train crash in Philadelphia that killed at least six passengers and hurt 146, eight of them critically, defies a tr...

Great Things to Do in the Hudson River Valley NY

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 05.01.2016 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Drive 100 miles from New York City, straight up the Hudson River, and you'll find a trio of towns with very different personalities. Rhinebeck has been a tourist town since the mid 1700's, when it was a stage stop between New York City and Albany.

Here's Why America Doesn't Have Great Trains

National Journal | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

Thirty-nine minutes into his southbound ride from Wilmington, Delaware, to Washington, D.C., Joseph H. Boardman, president and CEO of Amtrak, begins t...

These Unlikely Heroes Are...Wait for It...The World's Top Fact-Checkers

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.30.2015 | Media
Peter Mandel

Ladies and gentlemen (or to avoid being gender-specific) members of The American Copy-Editors and Fact-Checkers Guild: It is my pleasure to welcome each one of you and, of course, "you" in the plural sense, to this evening's Hall of Fame Banquet.

Things That Will Get You Kicked off Amtrak

Map Happy | Posted 05.10.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Recently, I was riding Amtrak from Boston to New York after spending the week at my parents' in Massachusetts. Traveling with me was my elderly pet gerbil Eloise because... well, she just was. I've often brought her on trains and buses.

A Three Million Mile Flyer Boards an Amtrak Train...

Greg Schwem | Posted 05.05.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Train people, rejoice. I've realized I'm far too cynical and set in my ways to join your ranks. I'm returning to my eye surgeon in a few days, eagerly anticipating hearing those four magical words: "You can fly again."

How to Get From San Francisco to Yosemite, Guilt-Free -- on Public Transit

Kristan Lawson | Posted 03.10.2015 | Travel
Kristan Lawson

While it's true that most national parks in the U.S. can only be reached with a private vehicle, it's not true for all of them.

8 Things That You Won't Like in 2015

Llewellyn King | Posted 03.09.2015 | DC
Llewellyn King

The new year demands predictions. As those demands must be satisfied, here are mine: 1. President Barack Obama will be blamed for everything, from pe...

Why They Give Up Working; My Life's Training

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 02.28.2015 | HuffPost Home
Robert Whitcomb

A wider view of corporate duties -- such as lower-level employees' compensation and the communities where the companies do business -- has slipped in the priority list, especially in public companies.

How to Get Home for the Holidays at a Fraction of the Cost

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.16.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

When it comes to holiday travel, scenes from Steve Martin's miserable journey in the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles undoubtedly come to mind.

6 Reasons Why Long Distance Train Travel Is Worth It

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 11.27.2014 | Travel

Taking a long-distance train is not the fastest mode of transportation, but it’s certainly much more relaxing than being crammed into flying metal t...

Riding the Sunset Limited

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 11.11.2014 | Travel
Arthur Hoyle

Recently my wife and I rode Amtrak's Sunset Limited from Los Angeles to New Orleans. We were heading out for a two-week vacation tour of Louisiana and...

Odds Are, You Are Suspicious

Samia Hossain | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Samia Hossain

Amtrak police has not reported a single instance of finding and catching a potential terrorist or serious threat as a result of its suspicious activity reports, yet it is using the same heavy-handed, dragnet approach that we've seen in many of the government's other counter-terrorism and drug trafficking prevention efforts.

So Now Replacing 100-Year Old Tunnels Is a Liberal Boondoggle?

Edward Wytkind | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

When Wall Street bankers are stuck in Weehawken for hours on their way to work because the tunnels are shut down, they're going to wish there had been some good old-fashioned "liberal" spending programs.

The Invisible Hand Is in Your Pocket Now

Llewellyn King | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Llewellyn King

We are witnessing a vast change in the way we pay for things with tipping subsidizing companies, fees fattening airlines, banks and hotels against the interest - and often the foreknowledge - of the customer.

The Cost of Free Information

Alejandra Dubcovsky | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Alejandra Dubcovsky

The Drug Enforcement Agency paid over three quarters of million dollars for information that it could have gotten legally and for free. This money went to an Amtrak employee for confidential information about train passengers.

Friday Talking Points -- Dog Days

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome to the 'Dog Days' of summer, at the height of the political Silly Season. This year, one dog did indeed have his day in August, as 7-year-old 'Duke' just won a rather bizarre election to become mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota.

Chris Christie Feuds With Angry Commuters On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) took to Twitter recently to spar with commuters who were angry that their train was delayed. The exchange, which...

Again and Again

Brian Benson | Posted 10.06.2014 | Home
Brian Benson

I am sitting in the viewing car of a Portland-bound train, sipping beer and staring out at slow-rolling Montana. My journal is in my lap, open to an empty page. It's been there for about an hour. I haven't touched it.

WATCH: Senator Almost Hit By Train During Train Safety Press Conference

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) was nearly hit by an Amtrak train on Friday -- during a press conference about the importance of commuter rail ...

Kim Bellware

Amtrak's Writer's Residency Is Either A Dream Opportunity Or Too Good To Be True

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.18.2014 | Home

CHICAGO -- Amtrak had wordsmiths around the nation buzzing when it announced plans to launch residency program for writers in late February, but conce...

Amtrak's Brilliant 'Residency' Program

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 04.26.2014 | Travel
Kurt Michael Friese

Like (seemingly) every single writer and aspiring writer in the US, I was jumping up and down and scaring my pets when I heard about the idea of Amtra...

Amtrak To Offer Amazing Program For Writers

Posted 02.24.2014 | Home

Thanks to novelist Alexander Chee -- who recently expressed his wish to see Amtrak begin a writer's residency -- the railroad service is about to offe...