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Amtrak Brings ‘Great Migration’ Exhibit To D.C., Md.

Amtrak is opening a new exhibit at Washington’s Union Station to recount the history of the “Great Migration” of Southern blacks moving to the North early in the 20th century.

08/20/2011

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Heat Affects Electrical Wires On MARC, Amtrak

The Maryland Transit Administration says the heat has caused electrical lines to sag and has forced single-track operations on the Penn Line between Washington and New Carrollton.

07/22/2011

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Cumberland Eyes Better Amtrak-Bicyclist Link

Cumberland officials say nearly $300,000 worth of upgrades to the city’s Amtrak station will help strengthen the link between the passenger line and a Pittsburgh-to-Washington bicycle route.

07/05/2011

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Rail Power Problems Persist Despite Upgrades

Power problems on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor continue to cause headaches for rail travelers despite millions spent to upgrade aging equipment.

06/24/2011

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Amtrak Probing Cause Of Second Disruption In 3 Days

Amtrak officials are eyeing an electrical substation in Richmond, Va., as the possible source of a voltage problem that halted trains between New York and Philadelphia.

06/23/2011

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Engine Failure Leaves Amtrak Riders Stranded, Hot

Amtrak says an engine failed on a northbound Northeast Regional train, leaving passengers stranded and without air conditioning for about two hours on a sweltering afternoon.

06/12/2011

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Exhibit Train Visits Baltimore’s Penn Station

Amtrak’s exhibit train is making its next stop in Baltimore.

05/20/2011

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Amtrak Chief: Trains More Vulnerable Than Planes

Amtrak President Joseph Boardman says he wants to step up security patrols of the passenger rail network and explore new technologies able to provide advance warning of track tampering following revelations that al Qaida considered attacking U.S. trains.

05/17/2011

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Metro Teams With Google To Provide Rail, Bus Info

Google has announced a new partnership with Metro to add the transit agency’s rail and bus schedules to Google Maps.

05/12/2011

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U.S. Lawmakers Push For No-Ride List For Amtrak

Terrorist group al-Qaeda is calling on Muslims to avenge the death of Osama bin Laden. Those threats have some U.S. lawmakers pushing for tighter controls on potential terror targets — like the rail system.

05/10/2011

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$2B For Rail Projects, Speed Upgrades Announced

Money designated for a now-canceled rail line in Florida was divvied up among nearly two dozen projects around the country Monday, heartening supporters but giving critics fuel to deride it as a diversion from President Barack Obama’s high-speed-train ambitions or as a simple waste of money.

05/09/2011

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Md. Senators Announce $22M For Bridge

Maryland’s senators say the state will receive $22 million to replace the Susquehanna River Bridge.

05/09/2011

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