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.
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.
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.
Power problems on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor continue to cause headaches for rail travelers despite millions spent to upgrade aging equipment.
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.
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.
Amtrak’s exhibit train is making its next stop in Baltimore.
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.
Google has announced a new partnership with Metro to add the transit agency’s rail and bus schedules to Google Maps.
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.
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.
Maryland’s senators say the state will receive $22 million to replace the Susquehanna River Bridge.