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A Passenger Rail Network for St. Louis For Real This Time
I outlined a passenger rail network for St. Louis. Little progress has been made. St. Louis to Chicago 110 mph service still hasn’t begun. Service to the Quad Cities and Rockford from Chicago hasn’t ...
Third in a Series: Advocates Uncertain as Politics Comes Into Focus
My two previous reports in this series showed that companies and a union who could benefit directly from various DOT grants made highly favorable statements about Pete Buttigieg. That means little on ...
From LA to Chicago, Santa Fe Railroad was first to have diesel engines pull passenger cars
The diesel units arrived in San Bernardino on Sept. 14, 1935, and were immediately put to the test hauling a set of Pullman cars and a dynamometer car over the Cajon Pass.
Business Notebook: PPP loans to begin again; medical marijuana outlets plan to open soon
The federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will reopen this week, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced Friday. This new round of PPP loans is intended for new and certain existing PPP ...
Memphis, "The Home of the Blues," gets a hotel worthy of its musical heritage
The new Central Station Memphis hotel, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, draws on the city's music, artistic, and architectural legacy to create an Instagram-friendly destination for resident ...
A very different ‘52 Places’
At this time of year,’ Travel desk usually publishes its lavish 52 Places to Go list, a compendium of suggestions for the destinations that are especially worth visiting in the coming year, ...
First in a Series: Does DOT’s New Face Signal New Policies?
President-elect Joe Biden has selected Pete Buttigieg to be the next Secretary of Transportation, as Railway Age reported on Dec. 15. This news report noted his experience, particularly as mayor of ...
Post-COVID-19 family travel possibilities: How about a train trip?
In the U.S, train travel on Amtrak is pleasant ... you can find great scenic rail trips in other parts of the world, most notably Canada, Europe, and the South Pacific. I’ll review some ...
Train travel's golden age is captured in these vintage pictures
In 1842, she was the first British monarch to travel by train ... crimson carpets on this train. An Amtrak train between Los Angeles, California and Chicago, Illinois, the Southwest Limited ...
Amtrak bills wheelchair-bound activists $25,000 before reversing policy
CHICAGO (AP) — Amtrak ... travel bill for a group of activists who use wheelchairs heading to an Illinois conference and rally on disability rights. Continue Reading Below The passenger rail ...
Leave Chicago by rail, embrace the unhurried journey
It was a vivid reminder of the rewards of a trip on one of the long-distance routes that start at Amtrak's central hub, Chicago ... rail offer opportunities for what's become known as "slow travel ...