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2014-09-11 16:20:31

2014 Porsche Panamera Hybrid squares off in race challenge against Amtrak's Acela MERRIAM, Kan., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Who would win in a race: a car or a train? This debate started on social media and led to an event that features high-tech, highly-connected online coverage. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnH/20140911/145428 What started as a friendly wager became the first ever Road Vs Rails. This social media enabled competition and showcased of the perks of each...

2014-09-02 12:21:35

Seeks remedy to CN caused delays affecting Illinois passengers WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In support of passengers, state partners and its own business operations, Amtrak is taking action to improve the on-time performance (OTP) of its trains that operate over tracks controlled by other railroads. Under federal law, Amtrak has a statutory right to preference in the dispatching of intercity passenger trains before freight trains. In an Amended Complaint...

2014-07-15 12:21:16

America's Railroad® brings affordable travel ideas and engaging activities for the entire family to the annual conference WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the seventh straight year, Amtrak is supporting the National Council of La Raza Annual Conference, taking place July 19-22 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. As a co-sponsor, Amtrak will participate in the National Latino Family Expo and Gala Awards Dinner. The Amtrak booth will feature engaging and fun family...

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2014-07-04 04:51:38

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last November, the traveling public was excited by the fact that Jet Blue Airways was the first US carrier to offer gate-to-gate use of personal electronic devices for its passengers. Very quickly after the FAA relaxed its restrictions on e-readers, tablet computers and cell phones with the airplane mode enabled being used during taxi and take-off, every other airline followed the lead of Jet Blue. The initial excitement has...

2014-06-18 23:07:25

The comprehensive and simple to use suite of tools from SeeTest of Experitest was selected by U.S. national passenger rail operator Amtrak as its mobile applications testing tool. (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Every day, an average of more than 85,000 passengers ride more than 300 Amtrak trains and the company recently launched mobile applications that cater to the different information, scheduling and other needs of its passengers. SeeTest will be used as the company-wide solution ensuring the...

2014-06-12 12:20:54

Truck avoids collision with full Amtrak passenger train THE VILLAGE OF ELWOOD, Ill., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Elwood Police Department released a video today of an 18-wheel semi-truck breaking through the railroad crossing gates at Walter Strawn Drive and Route 53, avoiding what could have been a tragic collision with a loaded Amtrak passenger train. Law enforcement authorities released the video to demonstrate just how dangerous the intersection has become....

2014-05-10 12:20:21

Top North Dakota Leaders Join Amtrak President & CEO in Minot MINOT, N.D., May 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every state in America and tens of thousands of people today celebrated how trains matter to the nation during more than 300 events for the seventh annual National Train Day. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140510/86354 In Minot, N.D., this morning, Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman and the state's Congressional delegation met at the city's historic Amtrak station to meet the...

2014-05-06 16:21:24

With CheapAir's Amtrak Integration and Support for Bitcoin, Travelers Can Now Book Train Fares, Flights and Hotels with Crypto-Currency CALABASAS, Calif., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CheapAir, the world's first online travel agency to let customers book flights and Amtrak fares in one seamless process, is now the first travel booking site that lets travelers pay for Amtrak fares with Bitcoin. For fans of Bitcoin and customers who like choice in how they travel and what they pay...

2014-04-24 12:21:47

Amtrak Vacations, Chuggington, Anchor Bay Entertainment, Dovetail Games and Operation Lifesaver are Amtrak partners WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The seventh annual National Train Day on Saturday, May 10, 2014, has its best-ever slate of programming, with 210 locations in 43 states already signed up to celebrate why Trains Matter. Amtrak welcomes more events by encouraging rail passengers and enthusiasts to host their own National Train Day 2014. Details on each event and...

2014-04-21 12:21:15

Travelers Can Now Mix-And-Match Flights and Train Reservations in One Seamless Process CALABASAS, Calif., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CheapAir® today became the first and only online travel agency in the U.S. to offer both flights and Amtrak railway reservations on a single website. Travelers may now book Amtrak fares through CheapAir.com and the voice-activated CheapAir iOS app, and even mix-and-match flight and railway fares to create the most convenient and cost-efficient...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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