railroads

Joseph Boardman, 70, Amtrak Chief During Record Growth, Dies

Joseph Boardman, 70, Amtrak Chief During Record Growth, Dies

Joseph Boardman at an Amtrak station in Rensselaer, N.Y. in 2007. He oversaw the nation’s passenger railroads from 2008 to 2016.
Can America Still Build Big? A California Rail Project Raises Doubts

Can America Still Build Big? A California Rail Project Raises Doubts

A portion of the California high-speed rail project, in Fresno, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s comments on the project this month raised questions about its prospects and the nation’s ability to complete
Can America Still Build Big? A California Rail Project Raises Doubts

Can America Still Build Big? A California Rail Project Raises Doubts

A portion of the California high-speed rail project, in Fresno, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s comments on the project this month raised questions about its prospects and the nation’s ability to complete
Can America Still Build Big? A California Rail Project Raises Doubts

Can America Still Build Big? A California Rail Project Raises Doubts

A portion of the California high-speed rail project, in Fresno, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s comments on the project this month raised questions about its prospects and the nation’s ability to complete
Traveling to Meet Trump, Kim Jong-un Takes the Long Route

Traveling to Meet Trump, Kim Jong-un Takes the Long Route

North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, before leaving Pyongyang on Saturday. He will have to leave the train at the China-Vietnam border.
Traveling to Meet Trump, Kim Jong-un Takes the Long Route

Traveling to Meet Trump, Kim Jong-un Takes the Long Route

North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, before leaving Pyongyang on Saturday. He will have to leave the train at the China-Vietnam border.
Clean, On Time and Rat-Free: 9 International Transit Systems With Lessons for New York

Clean, On Time and Rat-Free: 9 International Transit Systems With Lessons for New York

The New York subway’s reputation for late trains, decaying stations and outdated equipment has traveled far.
Clean, On Time and Rat-Free: 9 International Transit Systems With Lessons for New York

Clean, On Time and Rat-Free: 9 International Transit Systems With Lessons for New York

The New York subway’s reputation for late trains, decaying stations and outdated equipment has traveled far.
Clean, On Time and Rat-Free: 9 International Transit Systems With Lessons for New York

Clean, On Time and Rat-Free: 9 International Transit Systems With Lessons for New York

The New York subway’s reputation for late trains, decaying stations and outdated equipment has traveled far.
Clean, On Time and Rat-Free: 9 International Transit Systems With Lessons for New York

Clean, On Time and Rat-Free: 9 International Transit Systems With Lessons for New York

The New York subway’s reputation for late trains, decaying stations and outdated equipment has traveled far.
Clean, On Time and Rat-Free: 9 International Transit Systems With Lessons for New York

Clean, On Time and Rat-Free: 9 International Transit Systems With Lessons for New York

The New York subway’s reputation for late trains, decaying stations and outdated equipment has traveled far.
China’s Year of the Big—Big Brother, That Is

China’s Year of the Big—Big Brother, That Is

More surveillance than ever in the Year of the Pig.
A. Gustave Eiffel, Part 2

A. Gustave Eiffel, Part 2

The second part of our look at Gustave Eiffel's life picks up just after he closed down all business interests in South America, and leads into some of his most famous work, including the Statue of
Data Sheet—China’s Year of the Big—Big Brother, That Is

Data Sheet—China’s Year of the Big—Big Brother, That Is

This is your Data Sheet newsletter for Wednesday, February 6, 2019.
Data Sheet—China’s Year of the Big—Big Brother, That Is

Data Sheet—China’s Year of the Big—Big Brother, That Is

This is your Data Sheet newsletter for Wednesday, February 6, 2019.
E.U. Blocks Siemens-Alstom Plan to Create European Train Giant

E.U. Blocks Siemens-Alstom Plan to Create European Train Giant

Alstom’s high-speed train factory in Belfort, France, in 2017. The European Commission ruled that merging the business with Siemens’s train unit would leave too little competition.
E.U. Blocks Siemens-Alstom Plan to Create European Train Giant

E.U. Blocks Siemens-Alstom Plan to Create European Train Giant

Alstom’s high-speed train factory in Belfort, France, in 2017. The European Commission ruled that merging the business with Siemens’s train unit would leave too little competition.
A. Gustave Eiffel, Part 1

A. Gustave Eiffel, Part 1

Gustave Eiffel’s expertise in iron work was sought for projects throughout Europe and South America, and he worked on one of the most iconic structures in the U.S. His career is mostly an impressive
Relief for New York City’s Transit Deserts? Commuter Trains Might Help

Relief for New York City’s Transit Deserts? Commuter Trains Might Help

The Metropolitan Transit Authority plans to build four new Metro-North stations on Amtrak-owned property in the Bronx, including in the neighborhood of Morris Park.

Book Entry: Review: ‘The Edge of Anarchy’ Offers Lessons From the Gilded Age

The current political and economic environment makes Jack Kelly’s examination of the events that ended the Gilded Age both timely and urgent.