Articles tagged “northeast”

Rail

Amtrak Enhances DC to New York Service But Troubles Remain

Amtrak is spending billions on new stations and faster tracks along the Northeast U.S. corridor, the nation's busiest train route. But the railway operator's work will be useless if any of the tunnels or rail bridges connecting New York with New Jersey and Connecticut falter.

Amtrak Enhances DC to New York Service But Troubles Remain

Rail

Upgrade for America’s Busiest Rail Lines Depends on Trump Administration

The Northeast Corridor rail lines serve a staggering number of travelers, and are long overdue for upgrades that would allow the high-speed Acela train to live up to its name. Improved train service would also relieve some of the mounting pressure on roads. Trump has pledged to spend billions on infrastructure projects like this, but will it really happen?

Upgrade for America’s Busiest Rail Lines Depends on Trump Administration

Rail

Amtrak on track to break annual ridership record despite Sandy hiccups

Americans are increasingly choosing trains over air travel, which has contributed to Amtrak’s recent growth and can be expected to play a major factor in negotiations over its $2.3+ billion budget request for 2014.

Amtrak on track to break annual ridership record despite Sandy hiccups

Hotels

Last week’s blizzard was a blessing for business at ski resorts in the northeast U.S.

Ski resorts can turn out fake powder all day on the slopes, but they have little control over what really drives visitors from major cities to book long, expensive ski weekends.

Last week’s blizzard was a blessing for business at ski resorts in the northeast U.S.

Airlines

Hurricane Sandy drives boom in winter bookings despite shorter school breaks

Hurricane Sandy is an unexpected a blessing for some Caribbean islands experiencing a current boom in bookings, but a curse for sections of the Northeast still struggling to prepare for the summer season.

Rail

Amtrak CEO seeks relaxed safety regulations to make way for high-speed trains

Outdated rail infrastructure and stringent regulations are not the only reasons that U.S. train travel falls so far behind options in other countries; Congressional disapproval of public funding also restricts the rail company’s growth.

Amtrak CEO seeks relaxed safety regulations to make way for high-speed trains

Rental Cars

There are few rental cars available in the northeast this week, thanks to Hurricane Sandy

Travel is nearly back to normal after the region stood still only a few weeks earlier, with exception of this shortage of cars due to extenuating damages.

There are few rental cars available in the northeast this week, thanks to Hurricane Sandy

Rail

Canadian VIA Rail shares passenger cars with Amtrak to accommodate Thanksgiving travel

It appears more passengers are turning to Amtrak as replacement for air travel as it provides a stable Wi-Fi connection and fewer security hassles than the airport.

Canadian VIA Rail shares passenger cars with Amtrak to accommodate Thanksgiving travel

Airlines

Amtrak resumes services between Newark Airport and southern states

Newark re-opened Tuesday morning, but it’s near impossible to reach the airport from New York City where Amtrak services are still suspended.

Cruises

Cruise ports along the East Coast remain closed leaving ships stranded at sea

There’s been no damage done to the ships that remained at sea during Hurricane Sandy and cruise lines have sufficient supplies to accommodate guests several extra days. Ports are expected to open by tomorrow.