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Plan would restore rail service to big swath of the Midwest

Jun. 12, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Proponents of expanding passenger rail service through Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas hope an anticipated influx of federal infrastructure funding will get the the long-discussed route off the ground. The project, which is among 39 new routes that...

For Cornwall, G7 summit brings mix of disruption and hope

Jun. 11, 2021 05:40 AM EDT

FALMOUTH, England (AP) — Towering steel fences, masses of police, protests on the beach: The Cornish seaside’s turquoise waters and white sandy beaches are looking decidedly less idyllic this week as leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies descend for a summit. ...

The Latest: Biden presents UK's Johnson with a US-made bike

Jun. 10, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England and the talks Thursday between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Joe Biden: FALMOUTH, England — President Joe Biden has given British Prime Minister...

Bus driver for group of Nashville Freedom Riders dies

Jun. 05, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jimmy Allen Ruth, the Trailways bus driver for the 1961 group of Nashville Freedom Riders, has died, his family said. He was 83. Driving the Freedom Riders from Nashville, Tennessee to Jackson, Mississippi was “one of his greatest...

Amtrak restores service on routes following COVID cutbacks

May. 24, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — In another hopeful sign that the travel industry is bouncing back in Washington state after pandemic-induced lows last year, Amtrak says it will restore daily service on 12 long distance routes across the country, including two that run through Seattle. ...

Festival travel, vaccine shortage put Bangladesh at risk

May. 13, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Tens of thousands of people left Bangladesh's capital on Thursday to join their families in home villages to celebrate the Islamic religious festival of Eid al-Fitr, despite stark warnings that the exodus could worsen the country's sharply rising coronavirus...

Northam announces deal to expand rail in southwest Virginia

May. 05, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia and Norfolk Southern Railway have reached a $257 million agreement to bring new passenger rail service to part of southwest Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday. The deal that includes infrastructure improvements and...

Building New Mexico's outdoor economy

May. 01, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Ryan and Cody Dudgeon both grew up in northwest New Mexico. Both left for greener pastures in Missoula, Montana. But after working as river guides in Montana and Idaho for 14 years, the married couple came to see the rivers that flowed through...

Chinese tourists to take 18 million rail trips on May Day

May. 01, 2021 06:18 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tourists are expected to make a total of 18.3 million railway passenger trips on the first day of the country's five-day holiday for international labor day, according to an estimate by the state railway group. Tourists are rushing to travel domestically after the...

Museum worker connects visitors to family 100 years later

May. 01, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Zach Kinslow’s passion for history led him to Dickson and the Clement Railroad Hotel Museum. But before Kinslow was hired as the museum’s new site manager in December, his enthusiasm for yesteryear, which started at a young age, intensified...