Amtrak

Rescuers work around derailed carriages of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Wednesday.

A day after crash, a vote to cut Amtrak funding

May 13, 2015
Amtrak says it has a $52 billion maintenance backlog on its Northeast Corridor.
Posted In: Amtrak, Transportation, bill
An Amtrak passenger waits for his train at Penn Station in New York City.

Most Amtrak long-distance routes are unprofitable

May 13, 2015
New York to Washington is the lone bright spot of profitable service.
Posted In: Amtrak, railroads, profits

The fight over America's rails

Mar 25, 2015
A train whistle can evoke far-away places and adventure. Also, lawsuits.
Posted In: Amtrak, trains, lawsuits

‘Corporate sponsored art’ isn’t as bad as it sounds

Mar 24, 2015
Writers and artists are finding financial support from Corporate America.
Posted In: art, corporate residencies, Facebook, Autodesk, Amtrak

Amtrak asks for subsidies in wake of Hurricane Sandy

Dec 13, 2012
On Capitol Hill today, fiscal conservatives are likely to argue against the hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies that go to Amtrak each year. But Hurricane Sandy showed you need to spend if you want to save.
Posted In: Amtrak, Hurricane Sandy

Amtrak high-speed rail to compete with airlines

Oct 19, 2012
Amtrak is hoping to lure travelers away from other means of transport, like airlines, with new high-speed rail service.
Posted In: Amtrak, Transportation, air travel, missouri

Private rail tries for comeback in Florida

Aug 22, 2012
A private firm will offer service between Miami and Orlando, trying to prove that private rail service can compete with Amtrak.
Posted In: railroad, Florida, Transportation, Amtrak

MID-DAY UPDATE: "No to Austerity" -- chants and strikes across Europe

Sep 29, 2010
The Mid-Day Update is a five-day-a-week podcast from the Marketplace Morning Report co-hosted by Bill Radke and Steve Chiotakis that wraps up the...
Posted In: AIG, Amtrak, Europe protests, Grateful Dead, Iran, mid-day update, pistachios