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2011-07-12 11:44:00

Ridership projections show a new all-time record will be set WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amtrak is projecting that for the first time ever its annual ridership will exceed 30 million passengers and in the process set a new all-time record when the current fiscal year ends Sept.

2011-04-20 12:16:00

One-way fares between New York and Washington, D.C. as low as $29 WILMINGTON, Del., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amtrak announces a sale on its popular Northeast Regional train service.

2010-03-31 07:03:00

NEW YORK, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Actor and avid train fan Taye Diggs, star of Private Practice, will join Amtrak to kick-off the third annual National Train Day.

2010-02-11 11:30:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California leads the nation in pedestrian-train fatalities and in the past 12 months, the Bay Area has experienced an upward trend in deadly train incidents.

2009-10-27 09:37:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The average loss per passenger on Amtrak's 44 nationwide routes was more than $32 in FY2008, according to analysis released today by Pew's Subsidyscope project.

2009-08-19 10:39:00

Fares reduced 25% through December 16 WASHINGTON, Aug.

2008-07-08 06:00:00

By Donnie Johnston, The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va. Jul. 8--The Piedmont Rail Coalition is asking Gov. Tim Kaine to help bring enhanced daily business and passenger rail service to the U.S. 29 corridor.

2008-06-25 18:02:37

A Virginia Beach, Va., recording studio, where songs for Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and Heavy D were produced, has burned down, fire officials said. The Norfolk Virginian-Pilot reported producer Teddy Riley's abandoned Future Records Recording Studios burned down Tuesday morning.

2007-07-20 12:07:25

By Danielle Zielinski, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Jul. 20--JAMES CITY -- A 5-year-old girl drowned in the James River near College Creek late Thursday morning while on a beach outing with her family.


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  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
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