The predictable response of certain politicians to Amtrak’s recent derailment: strip the program of funds yet again. This isn’t the way. America needs cool trains again. 689 more words
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Passenger trains in Europe and Asia are isolated from freight trains and even vehicular traffic. But in the United States, the trains we ride must share the road with heavy freight trains, semi trucks, busses and pedestrians. 633 more words
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed state budget would cut $16 million from Illinois’ funding for Amtrak trains that serve downstate areas.
Rauner’s proposal would roll the state’s current $42 million Amtrak subsidy back to 2013 levels and cause some reduction in the number of trains running between Chicago and St. 103 more words
It has taken four years and two developers but Moline is one step closer to having a combined hotel, retail center, and Amtrak station. The city signed an agreement with the current developer back in 2013, but then some of the costs changed. 389 more words