Nat Read says he has ridden every mile on the Amtrak rail network, and he's never grown tired of looking at the country through a train window.
Amtrak says the Coast Starlight train was carrying 198 passengers and 13 crew when it rammed into a public works truck on a raised gravel crossing. The truck's driver was taken to a trauma center.
Members of one union are rejecting a tentative deal with the largest U.S. freight railroads while three other unions remained at the bargaining table just days ahead of a national strike deadline. A strike, which could begin Friday, would intensify snarls in the nation's supply chain that have contributed to rising prices.
Two people from the Amtrak train were killed in addition to one person in the dump truck, Missouri State Highway Patrol Corporal Justin Dunn told reporters during a news conference Monday afternoon.
The westbound train, Empire Builder, was on its way from Chicago to Seattle when it left the tracks Saturday after near Joplin, Mont., killing three people.
Proposed Georgia rail route would stretch from Savannah, through Atlanta and northward to Nashville.
"You and your family could travel coast to coast without a single tank of gas onboard a high-speed train," President Biden said. The map shows 30 new routes across the U.S. that funding could create.
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