Virginia Railway Express officials are bracing for potential flood-related speed restrictions as a heavy rainstorm is predicted to roll into the area over the next 36 hours.
Maryland Democratic Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski and several other members of Congress are asking federal transportation officials to redirect $2.4 billion in high-speed rail funds to projects on the Northeast Corridor.
If other states don't want federal funding to build the Obama administration's proposed national network of high-speed rail lines, Maryland would be happy to have the money they spurn.
Amtrak plans to expand the free wireless service it offers on its Northeast Corridor passenger trains this year. The decision follows a move last year to offer free WiFi aboard Acela Express trains between Washington and Boston. Last month the...
Florida Gov. Rick Scott joined three other Republican governors in rejecting Obama administration funds for rail projects, saying a planned high- speed line in his state could saddle taxpayers with $3 billion in added expenses.
PHILADELPHIA -- The Obama administration plans to spend $53 billion on high-speed and intercity rail over the next six years. Vice President Biden and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made the announcement Tuesday morning during an appearance at Philadelphia's 30th Street Station. The money will be used to build new high-speed rail networks and to make existing rail networks faster.