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.
A moving Amtrak train rammed into a stationary one in northern California, injuring 18 people, officials said early Thursday.
An Amtrak train crashed into a tractor-trailer in northern California on Friday evening, causing minor injuries to some passengers, authorities said.
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.
An Amtrak train with 192 people aboard derailed Friday in southwestern Nebraska, the rail service said.
The earthquake that struck the U.S. northeast on Tuesday slowed but didn't halt major transportation services.
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.
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 scorches Texas and Oklahoma. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports from the epicenter of heat misery.
CNN's John King talks to Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa about upcoming highway closures.
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.
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.
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 investigators are scheduled to meet Tuesday with representatives of the trucking company involved in last week's deadly Amtrak crash.
Six people were killed when a tractor-trailer truck hit an Amtrak passenger train east of Reno, Nevada.
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.
A semi collided with an Amtrak train east of Reno, Nevada, on Friday, killing two people, officials said.
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.
Gov. Rick Scott turns down federal funding for a high speed rail project saying "the risks outweigh the benefits."
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.
The New York senator says trains are vulnerable to attack. CNN's Lisa Sylvester asked passengers what they think.
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.
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.
A Boston-bound Amtrak train derailed Monday afternoon just east of New York City's Penn Station, the rail service said.
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.
Residents in Stanwood, Washington, fill sandbags after record rains cause flooding. KING's Jim Foreman reports.
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.
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.
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.
The country star hops an Amtrak to perform "street music" for his fans, from New York to Philly
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?
The good news is that you'll still be allowed to look out the window.
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.
Rail service on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor was suspended for more than an hour Tuesday morning because of a power problem, officials said.
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.
Rail service from New York to Florida was severely disrupted Friday due to a derailed coal train near Washington, according to an Amtrak spokesman.
The town of Elmira, an upstate New York community that once prospered during the manufacturing boom, got a spot of good news Friday.
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.
CNN's Jeanne Meserve introduces the next generation of explosive detecting dogs being used by Amtrak.
A man walks through Washington's Union Station with a backpack and puts it down by a potted plant. No one notices him.
An Amtrak train traveling from New York to Washington struck and killed a 14-year-old girl Tuesday morning, the rail operator said.
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.
Snow, sleet and rain is forecast for parts of the country. CNN's Chad Myers shows you where it will hit.
Four people, including a 12-year-old, died when an Amtrak train hit their car in Hardeeville, South Carolina, an official said Tuesday.
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.
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.
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?
President Obama speaks on the economy after meeting with economic advisers.
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.
Planning to attend the presidential inauguration this month in Washington? Expect a fortress-like city bursting at the seams.
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.
Thousands are forced to evacuate after hydrochloric acid leaks from a derailed train in southern Louisiana.
CNN.com's Melissa Long speaks with CNN's Jeanne Meserve about security measures you can expect from Amtrak.
Amtrak on Tuesday announced a new security initiative that includes random screening of passengers' carry-on bags.
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.
A passenger tells CNN's Keith Oppenheim that the Amtrak train he was riding in crashed into another parked train.
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.
An Amtrak train plowed into the back of a freight train Friday on the south side of Chicago
CNN's Eunice Yoon reports on whether the Airbus A380 will prove a commerical success.
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.
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.
Power has been restored to all Northeast Corridor Amtrak lines, an Amtrak spokesman said.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
An Amtrak passenger train derailed Tuesday night in a Mississippi swamp, leaving one person dead and 35 hurt -- at least three critically, authorities said.
Anyone who has boarded an Amtrak train since Sept. 11, 2001, must wonder how long the delusion can last.
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