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Toledo Council OK Rail Passenger Study Funds

An ordinance approved by the Toledo City Council will contribute $30,000 toward the cost of a study of reinstating rail passenger service between Toledo and Detroit. 48 more words

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One day after the US Thanksgiving, Denver Union Station kicks off the holiday season with its annual lighting of the station and an outdoor Christmas tree. 186 more words


More Downeaster Trains From Boston To Maine Start Monday

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — It’s about to get a little easier to get from Boston to coastal Maine.

The passenger rail authority that manages Amtrak’s Downeaster passenger rail service… 78 more words


Higher Fees Might Endanger New River Train

A recently announced tariff increase for private rail cars that was announced by Amtrak may endanger the annual New River train in West Virginia.

Officials said the added expense combined with other rule changes on private car handling  being imposed by Amtrak might be too much. 269 more words

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Amtrak OIG Calls for More Hiring Scrutiny

The Amtrak Office of Inspector General has concluded that although the carrier has strengthened its process of checking the backgrounds of potential employees there are still “significant management control weaknesses” in the hiring process that result in “waste and operational risk.” 168 more words

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Veterans, active duty military enjoy 20 percent off travel for Amtrak's Veterans Day Sale

In honor of Veterans Day, Amtrak is offering 20 percent off travel to veterans and active military personnel between Friday, November 9 and Tuesday, November 13. 131 more words


Metra Trains Running Again At Union Station After Amtrak Signal Problem

CHICAGO (CBS) — Metra trains on five lines that operate out of Union Station were running up to 45 minutes late Thursday morning, after an Amtrak signal problem briefly halted all trains in and out of the station. 109 more words