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GLIMPSES: Britain's Johnson rides rails to meet Amtrak Joe

Sep. 21, 2021 22:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oh, the conversations that happen when powerful people meet. Could the “very special relationship” between the U.S. and the United Kingdom become even more secure now that President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson have bonded over their...

Train service halted as workers shore up California cliffs

Sep. 16, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Train service was halted Thursday for the next two weeks as crews shore up unstable ground along cliffside railroad tracks in coastal Southern California. The planned closure between the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo station in southern Orange...

Amtrak identifies Conn. man struck and killed by train

Sep. 05, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut who was struck and killed by an Amtrak train has been identified. Amtrak officials said 23-year-old Milford man Patrick Lapenna was trespassing on the MetroNorth train tracks on Friday in West Haven when he was hit by Train 178...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 01, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. Aug. 31, 2021. Editorial: Afghans are welcome here On Friday, Afghan refugees began arriving at Philadelphia International Airport, and elected officials, including Mayor Jim Kenney, have rightly expressed “solidarity with...

Murder suspect killed in Chicago train station gunfight

Aug. 25, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man wanted on a murder warrant in California was fatally shot during an exchange of gunfire with Amtrak police when officers tried to take him into custody on the platform of Chicago's Union Station, authorities said. Amtrak spokesman Marc Migliari...

Man hit, killed by train in second such accident in two days

Aug. 25, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been hit and killed by a passenger train, the second such accident in the same county in two days, a sheriff's office said Wednesday. The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office said emergency personnel responded around 6:44...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 25, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. Aug. 20, 2021. Editorial: School vaccine mandates are key as Philly families prepare for in-person classes With less than two weeks to go until the Philadelphia School District’s roughly 125,000 students return to...

Amtrak-related work to close part of city street to vehicles

Aug. 17, 2021 08:59 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Lower College Street in Burlington will be closed to vehicles for a month starting Friday as railroad track improvements are made near the waterfront for the long-awaited extension of the Amtrak train service from Rutland to Burlington. The west...

What's inside the Senate's bipartisan infrastructure bill

Aug. 11, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan plan to rebuild roads and bridges, modernize public works systems and boost broadband internet, among other improvements to the nation's infrastructure. The White House is projecting that the...

Vermont's busiest Amtrak station could get renovation

Aug. 08, 2021 08:19 AM EDT

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s busiest Amtrak station could be getting a $3.5 million facelift with the help of a federal appropriation. The Essex Junction station is much as it was when it was built in the 1950s, and it's showing its age. ...