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Seven Best Apps for Amtrak Train Trips

Riding Amtrak across the country is the perfect time to put that phone away.  But I’ve discovered a few fun, helpful and even necessary train apps that make me keep my phone charged and at my side. Best Apps For Amtrak Train Trips – Plus Read More The post Seven Best Apps for Amtrak Train Trips appeared first on .
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Amtrak’s New Acela Trainsets On the Move

Amtrak is buying a whole new fleet of high-speed trainsets for their Acela Northeast Corridor line, the 28 sets will be sent to Colorado for 9 months of testing
Tags: Travel, Colorado, Amtrak, Railroad Travel, Acela, Acela Northeast Corridor


Positive environmental news

This is The Climate Win, the most positive sustainability news around the world every week. For week three of The Climate Win, we’re debuting a new feature in the column: the Weekly Climate Resource. This will be something actionable that you can use as part of your travels. Some resources will help you calculate footprint — such as this week’s — while others will help you reduce it, offset it, or even eliminate it. Occasionally we’ll throw in a cool travel product or trip option born of envi...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Obama, China, New York Times, Gulf Coast, Jeff Bezos, Basel, Amtrak, Kunming, All, Trump, Paris France, Bezos, ROME Italy, Interlaken Switzerland


Weekly Roundup, Friday 21 February 2020

By all accounts, the Airbus A220 is a lovely plane, well liked by airlines and passengers alike. How ironic that this great airplane almost completely destroyed its developer – Bombardier. See story below. Good morningThe Covid-19 virus (it now has a name) has been enormously on my mind the last several weeks, and for very direct and personally impactful reasons.  To help clarify my thinking, I wrote a detailed and careful analysis of the present situation and the possible unfolding future, an...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Florida, UK, New York, Science, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Ipo, Singapore, Miscellaneous


Bypass LaGuardia: Seaplane Service Will Challenge New York-Boston Shuttle

Cape Air won approval to start flights from Boston Harbor to New York City, at East 23rd St. in Manhattan. This is a one year pilot program for four flights a day. Currently Amtrak is desirable for its downtown-to-downtown service, making up for slow train speeds by avoiding commutes for passengers looking to travel between city centers. This service offers to cut out the airport transit while retaining the speed of flying, though of course is subject to weather more than train travel. The maj...
Tags: Travel, New York, Boston, New York City, Manhattan, Airlines, Amtrak, Boston Harbor, Cape Air, East 23rd St


NYC’s Moynihan Train Hall Eases Congestion

Moynihan Train Hall: This new huge project will bring eight more train tracks to a new train station just south of Penn Station and far more passenger comforts.
Tags: Travel, New York, NYC, United States, Amtrak, Penn Station, Moynihan, Railroad Travel, Transports, Moynihan Train Hall


Amtrak Tickets Are Buy One Get One Free This Weekend

Train travel can be a relaxing, low-stress way to get around the country while also catching some of it out your window during your journey.Read more...
Tags: Trains, Lifehacks, Train Travel, Amtrak


Amtrak Is Sharing the Love with Buy One Get One Valentine’s Day Promo

When was the last time you took a train to a romantic destination? Whatever your answer, today is a good day to make plans, thanks to Amtrak’s holiday promotion. From yesterday through Monday, February 17, customers can buy one coach ticket and get the second free for nationwide travel between March 9 and August 30, […]
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Amtrak is returning to Gulf Coast

Amtrak hasn’t visited the Gulf Coast since Hurricane Katrina hit the area 15 years ago. Given the abundance of alternative transportation options like highways and cheap flights, Amtrak’s return to the area seemed unlikely. But City Council members in Mobile, Alabama, just voted for the return of the Sunset Limited — the train that once traveled along the Gulf Coast — and those who frequently traveled on the old route are sure to feel a bit nostalgic. The vote would bring back a portion of th...
Tags: Travel, Trains, Miami, Louisiana, Gulf Coast, City Council, Amtrak, Orlando, All, Mobile Alabama, Sunset Limited, New Orleans Louisiana Mississippi


Trump Proposes Cuts To Amtrak, Other Transportation Projects

Here & Now transportation analyst Seth Kaplan discusses Trumps' proposed cuts to Amtrak and other rail projects.
Tags: News, Amtrak, Seth Kaplan, Trumps


Tax preparer operating in Glendale arrested, accused of filing false returns for clients

GLENDALE — A tax preparer based in Glendale was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of defrauding the U.S. Treasury of more than $645,000 in fraudulent tax refunds. Registered tax preparer Vilen Tavatyan, 31, of Burbank, allegedly ran a scheme between February 2014 and April 2016 where he would prepare false federal income tax returns for new clients and include false business expenses or fictitious or inflated deductions, according to Van Nguyen of the IRS’ Criminal Division. Then Tavatyan would elec...
Tags: News, Theft, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Treasury, Medicare, Irs, Amtrak, Santa Clarita, Burbank, U S Treasury, Koreatown, Nguyen, Anaheim Hills, IRS Criminal Investigation


LA County snags $750,000 for dementia studies, programs

Los Angeles County’s public health agency is one of six across the state that will receive $750,000 over three years to help address issues of dementia, the California Department of Public Health announced today. The $4.5 million in total funding is part of the Healthy Brain Initiative, which focuses on brain health and support for caregivers. “California has more aging people than any other state in the nation, including more people living with Alzheimer’s, other age-related brain dementias, an...
Tags: Business, News, California, La, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Healthcare, Amtrak, Shasta, Los Angeles County, Carson, Maria Shriver, LA County, California Department of Public Health, Anaheim Hills


Police: LA man rendered unconscious after women mix drinks — expensive watches turn up missing

LOS ANGELES — Police Monday released surveillance footage of two women accused of stealing two expensive wrist watches from a home after they met two men at an exclusive restaurant in West Los Angeles. A suspect in an Oct. 28, 2019, incident in Los Angeles in which two women are accused of stealing two expensive wrist watches from a home after meeting two men at an exclusive restaurant in West Los Angeles. (Image from video released by LAPD) The two unidentified women met the victims on Oct....
Tags: News, La, Theft, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Medicare, Local News, Lapd, Amtrak, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles Police Department, Koreatown, West Los Angeles, Anaheim Hills, Beverly Grove


Cedars-Sinai gets $9.1 million federal grant for liver cancer study

A Cedars-Sinai scientific team has been awarded a $9.1 million grant by the National Cancer Institute to study how fat may promote cancer’s spread to the liver, the medical center announced this week. The research team will focus on the interplay between dietary fat and fatty liver disease — which is commonly associated with obesity — and the mechanisms that allow cancer to spread, or metastasize, to the liver, according to Cedars. The liver is the second-most common site, after lymph nodes, to ...
Tags: Business, News, La, Cancer, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, Kaiser, Amtrak, Tarzana, National Cancer Institute, Anaheim Hills, Cancer Biology Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention About, Top Stories LADN, Burbank Van Nuys


Anaheim Hills acupuncturist sent to prison for defrauding Amtrak’s healthcare plan

LOS ANGELES — A licensed Anaheim Hills acupuncturist was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison Tuesday for fraudulently billing Amtrak’s healthcare plan for millions of dollars’ worth of acupuncture, massages and facials that either were medically unnecessary or were never provided. Guiqiong Xiao “Kimi” Gudmundsen, 53, pleaded guilty in Los Angeles federal court in October to one count of healthcare fraud and one count of money laundering. In addition to the prison time, U.S. District Judge D...
Tags: News, Theft, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, Amtrak, Santa Clarita, Riverside, Sherman Oaks, Anaheim Hills, Dolly M Gee, Healthy Life, Top Stories OCR, Crime + Public Safety, Missing Jurupa Valley


Mother of Rutgers student killed by train after frat party sues school, fraternity

Freshman Kenneth Patterson was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in 2017 after a night of underage drinking at an unsanctioned fraternity party.         [Author: Bridgewater Courier News]
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Mom of Rutgers student hit by train after frat party sues school, fraternity for wrongful death

Kenneth Patterson was struck by an Amtrak train in 2017 after a night of underage drinking at an unsanctioned fraternity party.
Tags: News, Amtrak, Rutgers, Kenneth Patterson


AOL's cofounder just sold his $45 million 2-mansion Virginia estate — now the most expensive DC-area home ever

This riverfront estate outside of Washington, DC was once owned by AOL cofounder James V. Kimsey. It just sold $45 million, the most expensive sale ever in the DC area, according to reports. The estate consists of two buildings, a larger main residence, and a historic, smaller guest house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. This estate, once owned by AOL cofounder James V. Kimsey, just became the most expensive home ever sold in the DC area at $...
Tags: New York, Virginia, San Francisco, Trends, Washington Dc, Aol, Dc, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Amtrak, Frank Lloyd Wright, Potomac, Wright, Sotheby, Kimsey, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis


Views you don’t get on the freeway … across America by train

With Elvis’s Mystery Train playing on his headphones, our writer rides Amtrak’s Southwest Chief from Illinois to Arizona through big landscapes and small towns Things might have been different if only Jack Kerouac had known how to hop a freight train. His attempts, described at the outset of the book that gained him celebrity, were a failure; a romantic notion from a bygone era that, in reality, proved tricky. Much easier to hitch a lorry ride. And thus the writer’s euphoric westward peregrinati...
Tags: Travel, US, America, Rail Travel, Arizona, Road, Illinois, Jack Kerouac, Elvis, Adventure Travel, Amtrak, United States Holidays, North And Central America Holidays, Arizona Holidays, Southwest, North East


Brightline's president explains how Florida's private rail service is betting on the Super Bowl to coax new riders out of their cars

Brightline, a private train between Miami and West Palm Beach, is capitalizing on Super Bowl week to juice its ridership.  The company's president, Patrick Goddard, explained the creative ways he's coaxing drivers out of their cars in a "market where train travel is kind of foreign."  By the end of 2020, Brightline — soon to be called Virgin Trains — hopes to break ground between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.  Click here to read more BI Prime stories. Tens of thousands of football fans will desc...
Tags: Florida, Los Angeles, Trends, Miami, Miami Dolphins, Las Vegas, Amtrak, Orlando, Business Insider, Disney World, South Florida, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Edens, Fortress Investment Group, Virgin Trains


See inside the $45 million 2-mansion Virginia estate once owned by AOL's cofounder that just became the most expensive DC-area home ever

This riverfront estate outside of Washington, DC was once owned by AOL cofounder James V. Kimsey. It just sold $45 million, the most expensive sale ever in the DC area, according to reports. The estate consists of two buildings, a larger main residence, and a historic, smaller guest house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. This estate, once owned by AOL cofounder James V. Kimsey, just became the most expensive home ever sold in the DC area at $...
Tags: New York, Virginia, San Francisco, Trends, Washington Dc, Aol, Dc, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Amtrak, Frank Lloyd Wright, Potomac, Wright, Sotheby, Kimsey, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis


Comedian John Mulaney says shopping at Whole Foods has been 'bananas' since it was purchased by Amazon for $13 billion (AMZN)

Comedian John Mulaney recently detailed how he spends his Sundays. Describing his grocery shopping, Mulaney said "it's been bananas since Amazon bought Whole Foods." Amazon bought Whole Foods for $13.7 billion in 2017. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Whole Foods has changed since it was bought by Amazon, according to popular comedian John Mulaney. Mulaney, the stand-up comedian and former Saturday Night Live writer who has made four comedy specials with Netflix, including ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, New York, Whole Foods, California, San Francisco, Trends, Amazon Prime, Netflix, The New York Times, Baltic Sea, Amtrak, John Mulaney, Mulaney, Whole Foods Amazon, Sack Lunch Bunch


Andrew Cuomo's naked hostility drives out MTA president Andy Byford, the "Train Daddy" who has transformed the world's rail systems

Andy Byford comes from generations of public transportation workers and worked his way from a London Underground platform supervisor to running multiple British rail lines; then went to Australia where he oversaw Railcorp in NSW; then to Toronto, where he ran a successful five-year initiative that turned the TTC into the American Public Transportation Association's Outstanding Transit System of the Year -- and then he moved to New York City, to turn around the ailing MTA. Byford is a legend...
Tags: Post, Politics, New York, News, Australia, NYC, New York City, Toronto, Public Transit, Mta, Andrew Cuomo, London Underground, Albany, Amtrak, New York Office, Cuomo


A blogger took Amtrak across the country from San Francisco to New York and recorded the whole trip on TikTok

Kelsey Silver and her cousin dreamed of crossing the US by train. Starting in California, they took two Amtrak trains — the California Zephyr and the Lakeshore Limited  — to make their dream a reality. Along the way, Silver documented the trip with photos and TikTok videos. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Kelsey Silver and her cousin dreamed of a train trip across the US ever since they saw a blog post that described how to do the trip for only about $200. Four years later...
Tags: Utah, New York, Colorado, California, New York City, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Iowa, Nebraska, Salt Lake City, Nevada, Silver, Seattle


The history of Amtrak's new Acela trains, which will likely be delayed beyond their 2021 estimated date

Amtrak's Acela 21 project aims to have new trainsets running between Boston and Washington D.C. by 2021. Earlier this week, Amtrak showed off the exteriors of the first of its new trains. A new report from the railroad's inspector general predicted that management weaknesses could cause delays in the new trains' rollout beyond the expected date. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amtrak's new Acela trainsets will be sleek, with lower energy usage and more inviting interiors B...
Tags: Washington, Senate, Boston, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Illinois, Department Of Transportation, Amtrak, Alstom, Wilmington Delaware, Rochester New York, Pueblo Colorado, Amtrak Amtrak, Amtrak Acela, Hornell New York


Ride Amtrak 3 Times And Get A Free Trip This Summer

Ride Amtrak 3 Times And Get A Free Trip This Summer Register via the link above to take 3 roundtrips on the Acela or Northeast regional by the end of February and you’ll get a free roundtrip to use in July or August. Acela Terms: Take six qualifying one-way trips on Acela  from January 2, 12:00 […]
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Amtrak engineer in fatal Washington state derailment sues railroad

The Amtrak engineer whose train derailed in Washington state in December 2017, killing three passengers, has filed a lawsuit against the railroad.
Tags: News, Washington, Amtrak


Weekly Roundup, Friday 24 January 2020

Magnificent Dunrobin Castle also features a wonderful falconry demonstration in its lovely gardens. Come on this year’s Scotland Tour and enjoy this with us. Good morningIt has been a terrible week on two fronts.  Boeing announced a massive delay in when they are guessing the 737 MAX might be recertified to fly again, with the earlier February hope now being shifted to “mid-year” with nothing more than a fingers-crossed belief that this means June or July.  That’s another four or five months o...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, London, Cdc, Scotland, China, Trains, Miscellaneous, Cars, US, Newsletter, Atlanta, Chicago, Britain, Current Affairs


Federal Accessible Transportation Regulation

The federal Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations (ATPDR) was registered under the federal Accessible Canada Act (ACA) on June 25, 2019. Most provisions of the ATPDR will come into force on June 25, 2020, while other more complex requirements (i.e., self-serve kiosks) will be phased in over three years (June 25, 2020, June 25, 2021 and June 25, 2022). This is the only accessibility standard currently registered under the ACA. Note: this article contains paraphrase f...
Tags: Law, Miscellaneous, Cta, Canada, Amtrak, Csa, Canadian Transportation Agency, Transportation Agency, Substantive Law: Legislation, Substantive Law, Accessible Transportation, Canada Border Services Agency CBSA, Accessible Canada Act, Canadian Standards Association CSA, Accessible Transportation Regulation, Accessible Canada Act ACA


Amtrak bills wheelchair-bound activists $25,000 before reversing policy

The passenger rail agency had told Chicago-based Access Living its policy was to charge extra to reconfigure train cars to accommodate wheelchair users.
Tags: Finance, Chicago, Article, Associated Press, Amtrak, FBN, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/industries/transportation, Fox-business/lifestyle/travel, 2de393bc-16e6-5100-88d7-8a2307d3fa41, Access Living