Is Amtrak Really Coming Home to Alabama?

For five decades, there has been considerable tension between those that run and favor the Amtrak intercity passenger train services vs. those who own the for-profit freight railroad tracks over which so many Amtrak train miles are operated.
USA

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What To Do About Late Trains?

Rail Travel
A few years ago, I was in the railroad station in the Italian town of Lucca, waiting for a train to Florence.

Conviasa’s Interesting A340 Flight From Venezuela To Qatar

Airline News
This week, the Venezuelan State carrier, Conviasa, operated a one-of-a-kind flight between Caracas and Doha, Qatar using an Airbus A340.

Heritage trails to preserve 'quirky' Mid North Coast history

New South Wales Rail News
A series of heritage trails are being developed for the Mid North Coast in an effort to preserve and pass on the stories of yesteryear.

Rail Group On Air: Commuter Rail Coalition—The liability insurance crisis

Railway Preservation
“The CRC is advocating for a change to the current provision in law,” notes John Cline.

Sam Desue, Jr., Selected to Lead TriMet

USA
Desue becomes the first leader of color in TriMet’s 51-year history, and brings more than 27 years of transportation experience to the role.

For CN-KCS Merger Proposal, Support Growing

Canada
The Class I railroads filed the letters—including those from Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Ala.), the Jerseyville (Ill.) Economic Development Council, and the Port of Gulfport (Miss.)—with the Surface Transportation Board (STB) on June 17. (Download the letter filing on the STB site.)

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