| Nov 18, 2013
| 5:05 AM
WILLISTON, N.D. Ben Lewis was helping his crane operator dismantle another oil rig when he heard a loud snap echo across the drilling site. Turning, he joined workers scurrying to the other side of the rig.
"That's when I saw the crane boom collapse," he...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 7:32 AM
A Detroit-bound train from Chicago made it a couple miles outside the station before it stopped for six hours because of an equipment problem.
The train was supposed to leave at 6 p.m. but departed about 6:35 p.m.
The crew noticed a "flat spot" on...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:22 AM
Maybe the gentle rocking of the train was a little too stimulating for this Amtrak passenger, who apparently went off the rails.
Or perhaps he thought he was aboard the love train.
Deputies were dispatched to a railroad station near DeLand on Tuesday...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:01 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Campers in national parks are to pull up stakes and leave, some veterans waiting to have disability benefits approved will have to cool their heels even longer, many routine food inspections will be suspended and panda-cams will go...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Amtrak saw record ridership in fiscal year 2013, including tens of thousands of additional riders out of Baltimore's Penn Station, the company said Monday.
Total national ridership reached 31.6 million, about 400,000 more than in 2012, the company said....
| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:44 AM
Amtrak has launched a new "Txt-A-Tip" program that allows riders and employees to report suspicious or criminal activity on the rail service via text message, the company announced Wednesday.
The program adds a new option, accessible to those with...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:17 PM
On the night of June 22, 1937 — when Joe "The Brown Bomber" Louis was fighting James "Cinderella Man" Braddock to become world heavyweight champion — everyone and his brother was trying to get into Chicago. But the immaculately turned out...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Believe it or not, but Amtrak is the most energy-efficient form of motorized transportation available in the United States, according to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory report released this summer. Indeed, the comparison isn't really all that close,...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 8:39 AM
A $1 million project to renovate bathrooms at Penn Station in Baltimore, in part to make them accessible to individuals with disabilities, has been completed ahead of schedule, local transportation officials announced Wednesday.
The joint project...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:05 AM
Taken a taxi recently? I had the unusual experience recently of traveling to a "sustainable city," Chattanooga, and encountering public transit with so many blind spots (despite a ground-breaking downtown electric shuttle bus) that I ended up taking taxis...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:36 AM
A Harford County Sheriff's deputy was recognized this week for his community service by the Maryland Sheriff's Association.
DFC Shawn Forton, a seven-year veteran of the Sheriff's Office, assigned as a K-9 officer at the Harford County Detention Center,...