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Philadelphia's Newest Art Venue: The Amtrak Corridor

A series of murals asks rail commuters to "think about this space that they hurtle through every day."

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The Last Commuter Rail Bar Cars in the U.S. Are About to Go Off-Line

The few left on New York's Metro-North line will be taken out of service this week. 

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One Man's Quest to Make Business Travel a Lot Less Awful

The sharing economy meets office space with Breather.

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The Biggest Problem With Forcing Commuter Trains to Use Two-Person Crews

They cost more, and they aren't necessarily any safer.

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Shocker: Conservative Republicans Hate the Amtrak Writer Residency

Senators Coburn and Flake waste our time calling it wasteful.

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The Polar Vortex's Latest Victims: Amtrak Passengers

The train ride from hell.

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Wi-Fi Doesn't Just Enhance Amtrak — It May Actually Encourage New Riders

But merely providing the service isn't enough. It needs to work well, too.

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Why Can't Amtrak Get Food Right?

The passenger rail provider has lost $609 million on snacks and beverage service since 2006.

All Aboard Florida

Is Florida About to Enter a 'Golden Age' of Rail?

Trains may finally be able to compete with cars.

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Will the U.S. Ever Get High-Speed Rail Anywhere?

California is on its way, and the Midwest, the Northeast Corridor, and Texas all have plans of their own.

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Watch Amtrak's Trains Move Along Their Routes in Real Time

The useful, clean, and customer-friendly service lets anyone follow how fast a train is moving at any given time.

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4 Questions for New York's Next Mayor About a New Penn Station

So far the plan has received all cheers, but a historic opportunity requires a serious conversation.

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Why Don't More U.S. Airports Connect to Amtrak?

A new federal report says the costs of intermodal air-and-rail hubs outweigh the benefits in all but a "limited number of places."

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How Toronto's Muslim Community Helped Catch the Would-Be Train Bombers

Religious groups can be capable -- and sometimes incredibly deft -- at policing extremists within their own ranks.

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3 Reasons to Keep Amtrak's Long-Distance Trains Running

Even though they lose about a half a billion dollars a year.

The Sorry State of the New York-New Jersey Public Transit Connection

The two states desperately need a new link — but with every new plan comes a new problem.

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15 Ideas for Making Amtrak's Northeast Corridor Better

The federal government has prepared a short list that includes 220 mph trains.

Why Are There Still So Many Train Stations Named Penn Station?

The Pennsylvania Railroad isn't coming through that tunnel — so how come we keep going through its doors?

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A Conflict Resolution Scholar Explains How to Resolve Conflicts in the Quiet Car

Andrea Bartoli suggests an approach that presumes ignorance on the part of offenders.