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Vos wants 'significantly' more than $3 billion in tax cuts

Dec. 09, 2022 15:57 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Friday he wants to cut taxes by “significantly” more than $3.4 billion in the next state budget, while remaining coy about how he wants to address major issues such as funding for schools and local governments. Vos,...

Repairs could halt California rail service into December

Oct. 19, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Metrolink and Amtrak train services could be suspended through December during repairs due to shifting ground beneath a stretch of seaside track in Southern California, transit officials said. Service between Orange and San Diego counties was halted...

Passengers endure 19-hour train trip from Detroit to Chicago

Oct. 10, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — What was supposed to be a 5 1/2-hour rail trip from Detroit to Chicago turned into a 19-hour ordeal for passengers on an Amtrak train that lost power, leaving them without light, heat or running toilets. Wolverine Train 351 left Pontiac about 6 a.m. EDT...

Train service suspended due to shifting coastal ground

Sep. 30, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Metrolink and Amtrak train services have been temporarily suspended due to shifting ground beneath a stretch of seaside track in Southern California. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Friday that service has been suspended in the community of San...

BNSF: Rail accident victims should have to use arbitration

Sep. 22, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

BNSF Railway Co. has asked a federal court to require victims of a deadly Amtrak crash in Missouri to pursue settlements through arbitration, rather than lawsuits. BNSF owns the railroad tracks used by Amtrak when a Southwest Chief train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago collided...

Amtrak works to restore routes after rail labor accord

Sep. 15, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

Amtrak on Thursday worked to accommodate travelers whose plans were disrupted this week ahead of a tentative railway labor agreement. Crowds were noticeably smaller at New Jersey stop on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor line between Philadelphia and New York hours after the agreement...

1 rail union rejects deal, 2 accept ahead of strike deadline

Sep. 14, 2022 20:01 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Members of one union rejected a tentative deal with the largest U.S. freight railroads Wednesday, while two ratified agreements and three others remained at the bargaining table just days ahead of a strike deadline, threatening to intensify snarls in the nation's supply chain...

EXPLAINER: Rail strike would impact consumers, businesses

Sep. 14, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

Commuters, food producers, refineries and others could all be affected if there is a nationwide rail strike at the end of this week. Members of one union rejected a tentative agreement that their leaders had negotiated with the biggest freight railroads, and three other unions were...