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Stories with organization: Amtrak
  • A summer of pain for NJ commuters who rely on rails to NYC 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 1:06 am

    NEW YORK - The Hudson River is 1,500 yards wide where it flows between Manhattan and Weehawken, New Jersey, but it can feel like 150 miles for the hordes of commuters who make the crossing via a pair of century-old rail tunnels that constitute one of the worst transportation bottlenecks in America.

  • NY's Cuomo reluctant to dig deep for new Hudson rail tunnel story has photos
    Updated: Aug-15-15 11:02 am

    ALBANY, New York - He committed billions of dollars to overhaul LaGuardia Airport and build a new Tappan Zee Bridge - but New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken a wary approach to building a new Hudson River rail tunnel, even though the stakes could be even higher for the state and the nation.

  • NY Gov. Cuomo: Feds must pay more for Hudson rail tunnel 
    Updated: Aug-07-15 9:53 pm

    ALBANY, New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned federal transportation officials Friday that Amtrak's entire Northeast corridor could be disrupted and disabled unless Washington invests significant sums in a plan to build new Hudson River rail tunnels.

  • Railroad safety: Few likely to meet deadline for technology 
    Updated: Aug-07-15 8:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - Only a handful of railroads are close to meeting a deadline this year to install safety technology that can prevent many crashes, including derailments due to excessive speed like the deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May, according to a government report released Friday.

  • Railroad safety: Few likely to meet deadline for technology story has photos
    Updated: Aug-07-15 5:27 pm

    WASHINGTON - Only a handful of railroads are close to meeting a deadline this year to install safety technology that can prevent many crashes, including derailments due to excessive speed like the deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May, according to a government report released Friday.

  • Indiana, private carrier ink deal for passenger rail 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 4:49 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Passenger rail service between Chicago and Indianapolis will be available every day under a two-year contract the Indiana Department of Transportation has signed with Amtrak and a private carrier.

  • Amtrak repairing tunnel cable, investigating power failures 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 6:23 pm

    NEWARK, New Jersey - Amtrak workers continued repairs Thursday on a 300-foot-long section of electrical cable in the railroad's tunnel under the Hudson River as officials work around them to determine what caused power failures last week that led to a series of delays for train travelers.

  • NY Gov. Cuomo: Feds must contribute more for Hudson tunnels 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 5:20 pm

    ALBANY, New York - New rail tunnels under the Hudson River are needed to reduce delays, but the expensive project won't work without a greater financial commitment from the federal government, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.