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Shooting on train in Texas leaves one police officer wounded, suspect deadupdated: Mon Dec 05 2011 20:53:00

A shooting Monday on an Amtrak train in downtown Dallas left a suspect dead at the scene and two others -- a Dallas police narcotics officer and a passenger -- injured, according to the police department.

Train crash injures 18 people in Californiaupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 09:17:00

A moving Amtrak train rammed into a stationary one in northern California, injuring 18 people, officials said early Thursday.

Train collides with tractor-trailer in Californiaupdated: Sat Oct 01 2011 03:43:00

An Amtrak train crashed into a tractor-trailer in northern California on Friday evening, causing minor injuries to some passengers, authorities said.

CNNMoney: Travelers offered refunds, as well as headachesupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 16:29:00

While Hurricane Irene's impact wasn't nearly as bad as expected, the severe weather still managed to cripple travel all along the East Coast at a time when many families were planning one last getaway before the summer's end.

Amtrak train derails in Nebraskaupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 21:56:00

An Amtrak train with 192 people aboard derailed Friday in southwestern Nebraska, the rail service said.

Earthquake slows but doesn't halt transportationupdated: Tue Aug 23 2011 21:36:00

The earthquake that struck the U.S. northeast on Tuesday slowed but didn't halt major transportation services.

Flooding hits Baltimore a day after record-breaking rain in New Yorkupdated: Mon Aug 15 2011 18:56:00

A sudden downpour in Baltimore shut down Amtrak train service Monday morning and brought reports of flash floods that isolated emergency vehicles and caused at least one neighborhood evacuation.

No signs of relief as South struggles with oppressive heatupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 18:19:00

Sweltering heat continued to grip much of the South on Friday as temperatures soared to 109 degrees in Dallas and 110 in Oklahoma City.

Triple-digit heat beatdownupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 18:19:00

Triple-digit heat scorches Texas and Oklahoma. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports from the epicenter of heat misery.

L.A. faces "carmageddon"updated: Sat Jul 16 2011 14:15:00

CNN's John King talks to Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa about upcoming highway closures.

'Carmageddon' begins in Los Angelesupdated: Sat Jul 16 2011 14:15:00

The closure of a mountain highway pass in the heart of the nation's second-largest city -- an event anticipated to be so calamitous to car-loving Southern California that it's been dubbed "Carmageddon" -- hit the area Friday night.

With L.A. 405 closure, it's all about surviving 'Carmageddon'updated: Fri Jul 15 2011 16:34:00

For 53 hours this weekend and early Monday, a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 405 will be closed in western Los Angeles for a bridge demolition.

Train collides with truck in Maineupdated: Mon Jul 11 2011 13:06:00

An Amtrak passenger train collided with a dump truck in North Berwick, Maine, on Monday morning, killing the truck driver and sparking a fire, transit officials said.

Federal officials investigate cause of deadly Amtrak crashupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 00:12:00

Federal investigators are scheduled to meet Tuesday with representatives of the trucking company involved in last week's deadly Amtrak crash.

Train, big rig collide in fiery crashupdated: Sun Jun 26 2011 23:12:00

Six people were killed when a tractor-trailer truck hit an Amtrak passenger train east of Reno, Nevada.

Authorities arrive in Nevada to investigate deadly Amtrak crashupdated: Sat Jun 25 2011 19:50:00

The site of a deadly truck-train collision east of Reno, Nevada, remained shut Saturday as federal accident investigators examined the scene, a state trooper said.

2 killed when truck and train collide in western Nevadaupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 18:55:00

A semi collided with an Amtrak train east of Reno, Nevada, on Friday, killing two people, officials said.

Rejected by Florida, U.S. reallocates $2 billion for high-speed railupdated: Tue May 10 2011 06:24:00

Rail riders along the California coast and the Boston-Washington "Northeast Corridor" are set to reap much of the benefits from $2 billion that Florida policymakers had earlier rejected for high-speed rail development.

Florida rejects federal fundsupdated: Tue May 10 2011 06:24:00

Gov. Rick Scott turns down federal funding for a high speed rail project saying "the risks outweigh the benefits."

Schumer proposes 'no-ride' list for Amtrakupdated: Mon May 09 2011 18:55:00

In light of recent findings that al Qaeda was mulling targeting railroad lines to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, a senator from New York is calling for tighter rail security.

Schumer wants 'no ride' list for trainsupdated: Mon May 09 2011 18:55:00

The New York senator says trains are vulnerable to attack. CNN's Lisa Sylvester asked passengers what they think.

Traveling by train Sunday? Buy your Amtrak tickets nowupdated: Sun Apr 17 2011 07:23:00

Travelers planning to board Amtrak trains Sunday are being urged to buy and pick up their tickets ahead of a planned upgrade to the rail company's computer system.

CNNMoney: Who got high speed rail moneyupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 13:42:00

The federal government already has more than $10 billion in stimulus and other money set aside for high speed rail projects. To date, it has made commitments to spend $4.5 billion of that.

Amtrak train derails after leaving New York stationupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 17:58:00

A Boston-bound Amtrak train derailed Monday afternoon just east of New York City's Penn Station, the rail service said.

New Jersey senators announce Amtrak support for new tunnelupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 15:34:00

In an effort to galvanize support for a new pair of rail tunnels connecting New York and New Jersey, two U.S. senators from the Garden State announced Monday that Amtrak would bear some of the costs.

Filling sandbags after heavy rainupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 16:50:00

Residents in Stanwood, Washington, fill sandbags after record rains cause flooding. KING's Jim Foreman reports.

Army Corps flood-fighting teams sent to Washington stateupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 16:50:00

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offered support Monday to state and local officials in western Washington battling fast-moving floodwaters and rising rivers.

Flooding hits western Washington, mudslides halt Amtrak serviceupdated: Sun Dec 12 2010 17:14:00

Heavy rains caused several rivers in western Washington state to overflow their banks Sunday, and triggered mudslides that shut down passenger trains north and south of Seattle, authorities said.

Philly-Baltimore Amtrak service restoredupdated: Wed Dec 08 2010 13:18:00

Amtrak service was restored on Wednesday morning between Baltimore and Philadelphia after repairs to the overhead wire system near Wilmington, Delaware, were completed, the rail agency said. All Aboard with Keith Urban!updated: Mon Nov 22 2010 09:52:00

The country star hops an Amtrak to perform "street music" for his fans, from New York to Philly

To cruise or not to cruise?updated: Wed Nov 17 2010 07:52:00

Now that the 4,500 people stranded last week on the Carnival Splendor are safe and sound in San Diego, California, some vital questions need to be answered. Were the passengers cared for properly? Will any use the free cruise vouchers Carnival offered? And, most importantly, did they or did they not eat any of that Spam?

Don't let the view ruin your Wi-Fiupdated: Sun Nov 07 2010 07:46:00

The good news is that you'll still be allowed to look out the window.

Amtrak passenger found dead near tracks in Georgiaupdated: Fri Sep 10 2010 20:00:00

Authorities are investigating the death of an Amtrak passenger whose body was found by railroad tracks in south Georgia hours after she was reported missing.

Power problem disrupts Northeast Amtrak serviceupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 10:25:00

Rail service on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor was suspended for more than an hour Tuesday morning because of a power problem, officials said.

Train delays between New York, Philly drag into afternoonupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 13:00:00

Amtrak Northeast Corridor service between New York and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, continued to be affected by ongoing signal problems Wednesday in New Jersey, Amtrak said in a 10 a.m. statement. In addition, while New Jersey Transit's Northeast Corridor service improved as the morning progressed, the line was still suffering delays into the afternoon, the railroad's website said in a 12:24 p.m. update.

East coast train service severely disruptedupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 12:03:00

Rail service from New York to Florida was severely disrupted Friday due to a derailed coal train near Washington, according to an Amtrak spokesman.

CNNMoney: Small N.Y. hamlet gets big train-car contractupdated: Mon Jul 26 2010 11:18:00

The town of Elmira, an upstate New York community that once prospered during the manufacturing boom, got a spot of good news Friday.

4 dead at train crossingupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 20:29:00

Four siblings, all 18 or younger, were killed in rural Louisiana Friday when Amtrak's "City of New Orleans" struck their vehicle at a railway crossing, authorities said.

Dog's nose knows explosivesupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 10:05:00

CNN's Jeanne Meserve introduces the next generation of explosive detecting dogs being used by Amtrak.

Special dogs can catch 'wake' of explosivesupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 10:05:00

A man walks through Washington's Union Station with a backpack and puts it down by a potted plant. No one notices him.

Teen girl fatally hit by Amtrak trainupdated: Tue Jan 05 2010 15:18:00

An Amtrak train traveling from New York to Washington struck and killed a 14-year-old girl Tuesday morning, the rail operator said.

Record snow continues to fall as deadly East Coast storm lingersupdated: Sat Dec 19 2009 23:02:00

A major snowstorm slammed the East Coast and snarled the busy holiday travel season Saturday as airports shut down runways, rail service slowed and bus routes were suspended on the last weekend before Christmas.

Winter weather outlookupdated: Sat Dec 19 2009 23:02:00

Snow, sleet and rain is forecast for parts of the country. CNN's Chad Myers shows you where it will hit.

Four killed in car-train crash in S.C.updated: Tue Nov 17 2009 12:53:00

Four people, including a 12-year-old, died when an Amtrak train hit their car in Hardeeville, South Carolina, an official said Tuesday.

Senate passes measure to allow gun transport on Amtrakupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 18:27:00

Amtrak would lose its federal subsidies if it doesn't put a system in place by early next year to check and track firearms so that passengers can legally put the weapons in their checked baggage, the Senate voted Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Money train: The cost of high-speed railupdated: Thu Jul 02 2009 12:54:00

President Obama is pouring $13 billion into an ambitious high-speed rail project. Some say it will never make money. Some say it will. And still others say profit is not even the point.

Help, I've lost my train ticketsupdated: Fri Jun 26 2009 12:10:00

Diane Stephany loses her Amtrak tickets. But instead of replacing them, the company wants to charge her for new ones. Can it do that? And what are her options for a refund?

Stimulus puts people 'back to work'updated: Fri Mar 13 2009 22:07:00

President Obama speaks on the economy after meeting with economic advisers.

Biden rolls out $1.3 billion for Amtrakupdated: Fri Mar 13 2009 22:07:00

Vice President Joe Biden continued the administration's rollout of the recently passed economic stimulus package Friday, highlighting $1.3 billion in federal funding for Amtrak.

Inauguration may be traffic, security nightmareupdated: Thu Jan 08 2009 17:44:00

Planning to attend the presidential inauguration this month in Washington? Expect a fortress-like city bursting at the seams.

All aboard! Riding the rails Down Underupdated: Mon Jul 14 2008 09:21:00

For many years, I looked forward to riding the Indian Pacific across the length of southern Australia, from Sydney to Perth. At 2,700 miles, it's one of the world's longest train trips. But when I searched for concrete information on what to expect, I found it hard to locate. Now that I've made the journey, here's the information I wish I'd had.

Train derails, leaking acidupdated: Mon May 19 2008 07:53:00

Thousands are forced to evacuate after hydrochloric acid leaks from a derailed train in southern Louisiana.

Safer train travel?updated: Tue Feb 19 2008 15:53:00's Melissa Long speaks with CNN's Jeanne Meserve about security measures you can expect from Amtrak.

Amtrak beefs up security, inspectionsupdated: Tue Feb 19 2008 15:44:00

Amtrak on Tuesday announced a new security initiative that includes random screening of passengers' carry-on bags.

Amtrak to beef up securityupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 20:32:00

Amtrak passengers will be subjected to random screening of their carry-on bags as part of a new security initiative that will include armed officers and bomb-sniffing dogs patrolling platforms and trains, an Amtrak spokeswoman said Monday.

Amtrak 'slammed' into parked trainupdated: Fri Nov 30 2007 20:18:00

A passenger tells CNN's Keith Oppenheim that the Amtrak train he was riding in crashed into another parked train.

At least 5 seriously hurt as trains collideupdated: Fri Nov 30 2007 20:18:00

At least five Amtrak crew members were critically or seriously injured Friday when their train collided with a freight train traveling on the same track, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said. Trains Collide in Illinoisupdated: Fri Nov 30 2007 15:00:00

An Amtrak train plowed into the back of a freight train Friday on the south side of Chicago

Will Airbus A380 soar in success?updated: Fri Oct 26 2007 14:57:00

CNN's Eunice Yoon reports on whether the Airbus A380 will prove a commerical success.

CNNMoney: Cutting the cost of college extrasupdated: Thu Jul 26 2007 02:48:00

You've spent years pinching pennies to pay for Junior's college tuition. But now that he's heading off to campus, you're about to be hit with some other bills. You may expect to pay for textbooks, but watch out for the pizza bill and bar tab. Here's what you can do to cut these college costs.

Fortune: Serwer: Metal keeps rockin'updated: Tue Jun 06 2006 08:16:00

Either the markets aren't used to Ben Bernanke or Ben Bernanke isn't used to the markets. Now you know why Greenspan was called "Maestro." Ben's comments on inflation rattled markets yesterday. Reminds me of Colin Powell's "Pottery Barn" theory about Iraq: " You break it, you own it." Problem is, dishes are still being broken.

CNNMoney: Amtrak trains roll againupdated: Thu May 25 2006 09:36:00

Power has been restored to all Northeast Corridor Amtrak lines, an Amtrak spokesman said.

Amtrak passengers moving again after day's delayupdated: Fri Dec 30 2005 16:43:00

About 800 Amtrak passengers were stuck on three northbound trains that didn't move for about 29 hours after a freight train derailed in Georgia.

2 killed when train slams into dump truckupdated: Tue Aug 02 2005 21:38:00

An Amtrak train hit a dump truck Tuesday in Raleigh, North Carolina, killing both of the truck's occupants and slightly injuring five people aboard the train, an Amtrak official said.

White House wants states to help fund intercity railupdated: Mon Feb 21 2005 00:32:00

The Bush administration plans to introduce legislation to restructure the nation's passenger rail system, while Amtrak supporters in Congress fight to maintain funding in next fiscal year's budget.

CNNMoney: Tons of Thanksgiving trafficupdated: Fri Nov 19 2004 11:45:00

U.S. highways, airports and train stations will be jammed with the largest number of travelers in five years during the Thanksgiving holiday, according to projections for the busiest travel period of the year.

The state of our defensesupdated: Thu Jul 29 2004 16:39:00

The U.S. has spent tens of billions over the past three years to bolster domestic security. But in critical areas, the homeland remains at risk

Police stop Amtrak train in Newarkupdated: Thu Jul 22 2004 09:46:00

Police stopped Amtrak train 170 Thursday in Newark, New Jersey, for what Amtrak called "police activity" after a note was found in a bathroom, an Amtrak official said.

Trains collide in New York's Penn Stationupdated: Mon Apr 19 2004 08:54:00

An Amtrak train slammed into a Long Island Rail Road commuter train parked at New York's Penn Station during Monday rush hour, causing minor injuries to 130 people, the New York Fire Department said.

One dead as Amtrak train derails in Mississippiupdated: Wed Apr 07 2004 00:50:00

An Amtrak passenger train derailed Tuesday night in a Mississippi swamp, leaving one person dead and 35 hurt -- at least three critically, authorities said.

America's Risky Railsupdated: Mon Mar 15 2004 12:03:00

Anyone who has boarded an Amtrak train since Sept. 11, 2001, must wonder how long the delusion can last.

FSB: Planes, Trains, And ... Buses? A dreamer takes on Amtrak with luxury motor coaches. He's on a bumpy road.updated: Sun Feb 01 2004 00:01:00

I'm beginning to envy rock stars a little less," announces Bill Shea. He's sitting--bouncing, actually--inside a conference room that's now rolling across Connecticut. The 55-year-old has his cellp...

Money Magazine: A New Train Of Thought Airports making you nervous? Roads too crowded? Consider a different track--at 25% offupdated: Sun Jun 01 2003 00:01:00

Record numbers of Americans are expected to hit the road this summer for family vacations. Before you join the masses en route to the Grand Canyon or Disney World, consider making the journey the f...

Money Magazine: The Plane Truth About Trains Given the right state of mind, Amtrak really can be a great alternative to flying.updated: Fri Mar 01 2002 00:01:00

Let's start with a confession: I don't like to fly. And it's not just because the last airline ticket I purchased was dated Sept. 11. I don't like the pricey airport taxis, lines, delays or cancell...

Fortune: B-Travel Report What's news in business travel.updated: Mon May 14 2001 00:01:00

In an effort to de-stress travelers, Bombay Sapphire is moving two large aquariums full of tropical fish from airport to airport (one just left J.F.K. for Miami; another is on its way to Madrid fro...

Fortune: Never Arriving on Track 2 AMTRAK--DELAYED AGAINupdated: Mon Feb 07 2000 00:01:00

Acela is here! Well, the promotional campaign for Amtrak's much vaunted bullet train is here, anyway. The actual trains, which were supposed to be barreling up and down the Northeast corridor by la...

Fortune: How to Screw Up Social Securityupdated: Mon Mar 15 1999 00:01:00

Having trouble saving for your retirement? Try this simple solution: Borrow some money at 7%, buy stocks that return 10%, and pocket the 3% difference. Still running short? Don't worry--just do it ...

Fortune: Rolling Splendor A private railcar gets you there by the most sybaritic route.updated: Mon Jun 22 1998 00:01:00

It's mobile, all right; and it's a home. But after that, any similarity between a private railroad car and even the most sumptuous Winnebago ends. This I discovered when, toward sunset on an autumn...


Why does Amtrak still exist? Despite minuscule ridership and conclusive evidence that intercity train travel--except in a few specific markets--is dead in the U.S.A., the government-owned passenger...

Fortune: TRANSPORTATION ANOTHER LOOSE RAIL AT AMTRAKupdated: Mon May 15 1995 00:01:00

When it comes to poor Amtrak, you can fairly well assume that the light at the end of the tunnel is an oncoming train. The next scheduled crisis, which involves major freight railroads including Co...

Fortune: TECHNOLOGY TO WATCH A BULLET TRAIN FOR THE U.S. Amtrak is about to introduce a clever Swedish design that can go 150 mph on tracupdated: Mon Oct 05 1992 00:01:00

Sleek, lightning-quick bullet trains are a common sight in Japan and Europe, so why aren't there any in the U.S.? The short answer is that most American < railroad track wasn't built for ultra-high...

Fortune: THE ROAD AHEAD FOR RAILROADSupdated: Mon May 20 1991 00:01:00

Says Michael Walsh, CEO of Union Pacific, about April's 19-hour rail strike: ''For one brief moment the nation finally riveted on how important the industry really is.'' But plenty of troublesome i...

Fortune: EXECUTIVES KEEP RACKING UP MILESupdated: Mon Nov 06 1989 00:01:00

For all the talk at many corporations about the need for employees to travel less to help cut expenses, executives are taking more trips than they did last year (see chart). The 46.5% rise in the p...

Fortune: STILL CHUGGINGupdated: Mon Oct 23 1989 00:01:00

At 70, while other men his age were trying to dodge the express train to Eternity, W. Graham Claytor Jr. became chairman of Amtrak. Now, seven years later, both he and the federally subsidized pass...

Fortune: HIGH STANDARDSupdated: Mon Nov 07 1988 00:01:00

Old salts don't die, they just end up making things shipshape somewhere else. Consider Bill Norman, 50, executive vice president and second-in-command at Amtrak. As a career officer in the Navy -- ...

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