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A tug pushes a barge to shore underneath the Eads Bridge on the Mississippi River in St. Louis on December 7, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Man Killed in Fall After Tugboat Hits Eads Bridge

Fire officials say the impact from a towboat traveling southbound caused the man to fall from some scaffolding on which he was working on and land on the towboat.

07/16/2015

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) (Courtesy of Illinois Radio Network)

Durbin Open to Extending Deadline for Rail Systems to Install Positive Train Control

Congress mandated in 2008 that railways have it installed within seven years, but didn’t provide financial support past the first year. Facing a Dec. 31 deadline, Durbin says he’s open to setting a new target date to let railroads become compliant.

07/07/2015

MetroLink beating

MetroLink Beating Prompts Increase in Police Patrol

In the wake of a recorded beating of a man on a MetroLink train, efforts are underway to increase security on the light rail system.

04/06/2015

MetroLink and Metro bus near Union Station (KMOX/ Kevin Killeen)

Ferguson Effect? Mass Transit Ridership Down

Ridership fell by more than 8 percent on Metro trains and buses during the month the Ferguson grand jury decision was looming.

03/11/2015

File photo of an oil train. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Transportation of Crude Oil in Missouri by Train: Is it Safe?

It’s no secret that hazardous crude oil is being shipped on trains that run through Missouri, but are the tracks those trains are running on safe?

09/25/2014

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Travel By Train For Your Next Vacation

To get better acquainted with Amtrak, the nation’s railroad service, here’s a simple yet very helpful guide to understanding how get onboard a passenger train.

09/11/2014

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This App Will Plan Your Entire Trip

Instead of spending hours tabbing through travel sites, hit Rome2Rio: an oracle-like web/app that maps out the exact planes, trains, and automobiles (with fares) to take between any two places on the planet.

04/16/2014

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The Most Luxurious Train Safari In The World

For your next luxury vacation, consider traveling by train. Rovos Rail brings the luxury and decadence of the olden days back to your trip, in their train safari.

02/20/2014

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Mexican Made Meth Invades the Area

In Missouri, a new kind of meth is coming in and it’s no longer homegrown.

02/19/2014

Holiday Express (photo: Kansas City Southern Railway)

Holiday Train Winds Up Multistate Journey in Missouri

The Kansas City Southern Holiday Express Train began its journey late last month in Texas. It’s made stops along the way in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Illinois, Missouri and Kansas.

12/19/2013

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