The president's $2 trillion infrastructure bill proposes $80 billion in funding to improve national railroad services. An Amtrak spokesperson told Newsweek that the company would be willing to expand rail lines into South Dakota if the state expressed interest.
America needs a "frequent, reliable, sustainable and equitable train service," says the rail company's CEO.
The expected Democratic presidential nominee famously rode the train to work for 30 years while working as a senator.
The idea of sitting on a train for a journey that could last over a day might not sound too appealing to most, but is it a cleaner and safer alternative to flying amidst the coronavirus pandemic?
Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn said in a memo to employees Tuesday that up to 20 percent of the company's workforce will be eliminated as an "essential adjustment" to cope with financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The father of Missouri's first coronavirus patient also took his other daughter to a gathering before attending the school event.
The former first lady told Amtrak magazine The National that "there are so many ways to improve this country and build a better world."
The 11 Coast Starlight Train was traveling from Los Angeles to Seattle when it struck a tree that had fallen onto the tracks.
In multiple pictures and videos posted online, Wilson can be seen holding a shield, fighting with counterprotesters and standing next to James Fields during the rally.
On Friday, Taylor Wilson, who a year ago was armed with a loaded pistol when he pulled the emergency brake aboard an Amtrak train in southwest Nebraska was sentenced by a federal judge to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to terrorism and illegal gun charges.
He had also planned to fight alongside ISIS in Syria.
It is also the third that has ended in injuries.
Are passenger trains obsolete?
President Trump's Administration appears to be confused about its position on funding Amtrak and rail travel in the United States.
"The train accident that just occurred in DuPont, WA shows more than ever why our soon to be submitted infrastructure plan must be approved quickly," he tweeted.
Photos and videos from the chaotic scene showed at least two train cars hanging over a highway overpass.
"We need ideas outside the box because, frankly, the box is broken," he said.
Laroyce Tankson, 31, shot Chad Robertson, 25, on Feb. 8 at around 8:40 p.m. local time, the police statement said. Robertson was transported to a hospital in serious condition and died on Wednesday.
The engineer of Amtrak Train 188, Brandon Bostian, was likely distracted by emergency radio calls about a thrown rock.
Casualties were two members of a maintenance crew; 35 hospitalized with injuries.
Train struck a backhoe in Chester, Pa; service suspended between Philly and Wilmington, Delaware.
The train derailed shortly after midnight on Monday.
Injuries were reported.
New Jersey governor's decision to cancel a tunnel into New York is rebounding on him.
The tractor-trailer was blocking the tracks when the Chicago-bound train rammed into it.
The company said it's trying to improve safety in the wake of the deadly crash earlier this month.
The lawsuit, filed in Philadelphia, cited "serious and disabling" injuries from the May 12 derailment that killed eight people and injured more than 200 others.