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Conductor Claude Robinson stands on the Amtrak Acela platform at Union Station in Washington, D.C.

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Conductor Claude Robinson stands on the Amtrak Acela platform at Union Station in Washington, D.C.

Amtrak Responds to Mica Beef With Food Efficiency Plan

Given where the news fits into the magnitude of events in Washington, the press-release headline “Amtrak Commits to End Food and Beverage Losses” could be translated as “Titanic’s Band Promises Fresher Music Selection on Future Cruises.” Unless you’re Rep. John...

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the National Governors Association in the State Dining room of the White House on Feb. 25, 2013 in Washington.

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the National Governors Association in the State Dining room of the White House on Feb. 25, 2013 in Washington.

Biden’s Silver Sequestration Lining

Leave it to Vice President Joe Biden to prove that every sequestration has a silver lining. Due to the across-the-board federal spending cuts set to begin tomorrow, Biden is ditching his usual military plane and returning to his preferred mode of transportation: the...

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Passengers walk beneath an Amtrak sign at Union Station in Washington.

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Passengers walk beneath an Amtrak sign at Union Station in Washington.

Amtrak’s Rough Ride Renewed

Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman had hoped for an easier ride in 2013 after Florida Republican John Mica had to relinquish the chairmanship of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Mica, who was term-limited out of the post, took great pleasure...

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New Jersey Commissioner of the Department of Transportation, James Simpson, second left, Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Porotection, Bob Martin, right, and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, third right, walk with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center left, past damaged homes along the Atlantic Ocean on Nov. 2, 2012 in Mantoloking, N.J.

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New Jersey Commissioner of the Department of Transportation, James Simpson, second left, Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Porotection, Bob Martin, right, and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, third right, walk with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center left, past damaged homes along the Atlantic Ocean on Nov. 2, 2012 in Mantoloking, N.J.

Washington Daybook: Christie Turns Lobbyist

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in Washington to lobby Congress for a Superstorm Sandy supplemental. The White House could send emergency aid request for more than $50 billion to the Hill as early as today. Speaking of Sandy, Amtrak...

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Union Station in Washington.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Union Station in Washington.

Amtrak CEO Running on Lame-Duck House Chairman’s Borrowed Time

Rep. John Mica may not be able to yank the Transportation Security Administration’s chain during his final month as chairman of the House transportation committee. But he’s still got Amtrak. Mica, the Florida Republican who ceded his bid to remain...

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