Posts tagged "Amtrak"

Flash! Chicago's Union Station has dirty air!

The latest of the EPA’s “alarming” studies comes in the announcement that the agency has discovered that Chicago’s Union Station–used by Metra and Amtrak diesel-powered trains–are afflicted with, cough, cough, dirty air. And get this, the air is worse during rush hour! And, believe it or not, when you walk out of Union Station, you’ll... Read more »

What Chicago to St. Louis high-speed rail will look like

Well, not actually. It’s a one-kilometer-long spur somewhere in Germany carrying a peat-hauling train. Speaking of high-speed rail and silliness, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) is for it. But folks are questioning its value in Britain.

Government's slow speed doomed dance instructor?

Government officials knew for years knew of the dangers of the highway/railroad intersections in University Park where a young dance instructor was killed. Just eight days before the death of Katie Lunn, 26, village officials once again delayed implementation of a traffic signal plan there that could have prevented her death. To top it off,... Read more »
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