Articles tagged “northeast”

Amtrak Enhances DC to New York Service But Troubles Remain

Amtrak Enhances DC to New York Service But Troubles Remain

Elise Young, Bloomberg

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.

2 months ago

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

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

David Shepardson, Reuters

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?

2 years ago

Amtrak on track to break annual ridership record despite Sandy hiccups

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.

6 years ago

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

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

Wilson Ring, Associated Press

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.

6 years ago

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.

6 years ago

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

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

Angela Greiling Keane, Bloomberg

Outdated rail infrastructure and stringent regulations are not the only reasons that U.S. train travel falls so far behind options in other countries; Congressional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.

6 years ago

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

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

Scott Mayerowitz, The Associated Press

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.

6 years ago

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

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

Samantha Shankman, Skift

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.

6 years ago

Amtrak resumes services between Newark Airport and southern states

Associated Press

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

6 years ago

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.

6 years ago

Amtrak’s record-breaking ridership doesn’t show signs of slowing down

Amtrak’s record-breaking ridership doesn’t show signs of slowing down

Amtrak is having its most successful year ever thanks to disgruntled fliers and business travelers looking for reliable Wi-Fi. Politicians should switch the discussion from cutting funds to investing in faster networks.

6 years ago

Rather than flock south for the winter, U.S. retirees are relocating to winter wonderlands

Rather than flock south for the winter, U.S. retirees are relocating to winter wonderlands

A nascent trend suggests some baby boomers prefer to remember the past by reliving the simple lifestyles of their childhood in small ski towns, not remind themselves with their aging generation.

6 years ago