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France has better child care, faster trains and cleaner energy than the US, notes @mattyglesias . And the baguettes are pretty good, too

A toy drive will take place on all SMART trains in the North Bay on Saturday. Santa Claus will also be on board some trains. Check here for details:

Lamar University Economics Professor John McCollough says a rail strike would have devastating effects because trains carry about 40% of goods over the year.

Congress is right to block the threat of a rail strike, writes @robshapiro . If freight trains stop running during the holiday season, it could result in Covid-type supply chain problems — on steroids.

With this project, Dunellen joins the ranks of towns along NJ Transit's Raritan Valley Line that are hoping to cash into future direct rail service to Manhattan without having to change trains at Newark.

Before its release, ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ was somehow both a sure thing and a big risk. 35 years later, it’s not only a holiday perennial but one of the most beloved comedies of the ’80s. Its cast and crew look back on how it all came together:

ASK THE MTA BOSS 🚆 Want to know if you should expect a fare increase in 2023 or what’s being done to keep city trains safe? Janno Lieber was confirmed as the CEO of the MTA nearly one year ago. Sunday, he joins PIX on Politics. Tell us: What would you ask Mr. Lieber directly?

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A dog that was found abandoned and injured on train tracks had to dodge trains for two days until he was found, a Philadelphia animal rescue says.

Trains seem complicated. One gear or hose out of place, they probably won't run. Maybe a rail worker can demonstrate.

The railroad industry had an ingenious, and dastardly, epiphany: You could run longer trains with the same number of workers.


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This John Candy anecdote from the VF oral history of Planes Trains and Automobiles ❤️

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My dad is ill, my brother called 111 at 10am. They said he needed a paramedic and would send an ambulance. It never came. I got back from London in my car this evening, I drove because I simply cannot rely on trains anymore in the UK. We are now in A&E. #12YearsofTory 

Without immigration, the trains wouldn’t run, businesses wouldn’t function and the NHS wouldn’t exist. We will not end cheap labour by dividing workers and belittling migrants’ contribution. We introduce a £15 min wage, end zero-hours contracts & back striking workers instead.

By 2020, China plans to give all its 1.4. billion citizens a personal score, based on how they behave. Some with low scores are already being punished if they want to travel. Nearly 11 million Chinese can no longer fly and 4 million are barred from trains

For the first time in 115 years, overnight subway service in New York City has been shut down to clean trains amid the pandemic

Watch this refusal by Minister to answer me on why flights are cheap & trains so expensive - not helped by patronising substitute Tory Cttee Chair shushing me when I dare to do my job holding Govt to account Share if you think we need answers, not obfuscation from the boys 💪

Trains, robbed. Flights, canceled. Truck drivers, fired. Gas, expensive. Joe Biden, eating ice cream.

Coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University appears safe and trains the immune system, key early trials show

DC’s @wmata  system is getting over $876M, a big boost to stay open & operating! The federal funds will keep workers paid & buses & trains running on a limited schedule as they are needed for essential trips. Good news for those who rely on transit! Congrats to @MayorBowser  & all!

1993 Mumbai 1998 Coimbatore 2001 Parliament attack 2002 Akshardham 2003, 2006 Mumbai trains 2005 Delhi 2006 Varanasi 2007 Samjhauta + Hyderabad 2008 Mumbai 26/11 2016 Uri 2019 Pulwama Hundreds more... Did our Pak lovers say #SayNoToWar  then? Only applies when India strikes back?