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Can this old rail yard become a tourism spot in Kentucky?

Nov. 14, 2020 9:39 AM EST

IRVINE, Ky. (AP) — Trains and railways are a part of Eastern Kentucky’s heritage that has been slowly slipping away, but “The Yard,” an economic development project, plans to make them a key part of the region’s future. Backers hope The Yard, a 40-acre former railroad property...

FILE - In this May 30, 2017, file photo, a rail car tops an elevated rail line in Waipahu, Hawaii. Honolulu is building one of the nation's most expensive rail lines to address some of the nation's worst traffic but tax revenue declines during the pandemic and spiraling costs mean it doesn't currently have enough money to finish the 20-mile route as planned. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz, File)

Lots of finger pointing as Honolulu rail runs out of money

Nov. 8, 2020 10:24 AM EST

WAIPAHU, Hawaii (AP) — Susan Galicha can see Honolulu’s rail cars being tested on elevated tracks just minutes from her home. Yet the Waikiki hotel housekeeper may never get to ride them to work and avoid the city’s horrendous traffic jams because the city doesn’t have enough money to...

Honolulu proposes bills to increase public transport fares

Oct. 31, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council has introduced two bills that would increase fares for public transportation. Bill 89, introduced Thursday, would set up a fare structure for the city bus and the rail system and increases fares almost across the board. Bill 87 was introduced the same day and would...

West Virginia native returns home for performance

Oct. 31, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sierra Ferrell’s phone number still has a 304 area code. The Charleston native, who spends much of her time now in Nashville, said that’s partly because of her love for West Virginia. “I’m also still on the family plan from back home,” she said....

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Amtrak's Alliance Train Station, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Alliance, Ohio. Biden is on a train tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania today. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden, Trump snipe from road and rails after debate chaos

Oct. 1, 2020 6:00 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden kept up their debate-stage sniping from the road and the rails, fighting for working-class voters in the Midwest while both parties — and the debate commission, too — sought to deal with the most chaotic presidential faceoff in...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Amtrak's Alliance Train Station, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Alliance, Ohio. Biden is on a train tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania today. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden, Trump snipe from road and rails after debate chaos

Sep. 30, 2020 10:01 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden kept up their debate-stage sniping from the road and the rails on Wednesday, fighting for working-class voters in the Midwest while both parties — and the debate commission, too — sought to deal with the most chaotic presidential...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with United Steelworkers Union President Thomas Conway and school teacher Denny Flora of New Castle, Pa., aboard his train as it travels to Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Biden is on a train tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania today. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Amtrak rider-in-chief Biden embarks on Rust Belt train tour

Sep. 30, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — If America had an Amtrak rider-in-chief, Joe Biden would be it. The former vice president, who estimates he's logged more than 2.1 million miles riding the rails in his lifetime, added seven more hours to that total Wednesday as his campaign chartered a nine-car private train to tour...