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A striking worker of the French state-run rail operator SNCF, backed by French union Sud-Rail lights a flare as he demonstrates against reform plans proposed by the French government on June 24, 2014 in Paris.

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A striking worker of the French state-run rail operator SNCF, backed by French union Sud-Rail lights a flare as he demonstrates against reform plans proposed by the French government on June 24, 2014 in Paris.

Kerry Makes Paris, 192 miles, in 90 Minutes: Trains, not Planes

Secretary of State John Kerry usually measures travel in terms of miles flown on the dedicated red-white-and-blue government aircraft he uses for global travel. Today in Belgium, he resorted to an older, more public form of transport: The train. Late...

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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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