Illinois Amtrak Ridership Falls in 2015
Dave Dahl -- Illinois Radio Network
Fewer of us were using Amtrak in the twelve months ending Sept. 30, compared to the prior fiscal year.
Gasoline prices tell part of the story, says rail spokesman Marc Magliari.
“There's a modal shift,” Magiliari says, “when gas…
At Least 5 Dead After Amtrak Train derails in Philadelphia
At least six people were killed late Tuesday when an Amtrak train derailed outside Philadelphia.
According to Fox News, emergency officials confirmed that six other people were critically injured and more than 140 others were transported to local hospitals for evaluation or treatment...
IDOT Warns Rockford Amtrak Plans Could Be Terminated
Last year when then-Governor Pat Quinn came to Rockford to unveil Amtrak service starting in 2015, we argued on the show that this was another one of Quinn's empty campaign promises that would be unlikely to come true. That the announcement was an attempt to curry favor with voters in the midst…
Genoa Leaders Continue to Dream Amtrak
CHICAGO (AP) — One northeastern Illinois community hasn't given up its dream of becoming an Amtrak stop.
The DeKalb Daily Chronicle cites leaders in Genoa as holding out hope despite losing some battles in the long fight to be selected as a stop for passenger-train service...
Amtrak Offers Extra Trains for Thanksgiving
CHICAGO (AP) — Amtrak will run extra trains in Illinois on Nov. 30 to help customers get home after feasting at Grandma's house.
Officials from the rail line anticipate more passengers on the Sunday following Thanksgiving so there will be an extra round-trip offered on the Chicago-to-St...

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