Travel website adds Amtrak reservations

A popular travel website is adding Amtrak reservations alongside its flight options, USA Today reports

The website, CheapAir.com, will allow travelers who are going to east coast cities like Washington, D.C., Boston and New York to compare Amtrak trips with flights. 

The company says it is the first travel website that is primarily geared toward flights to offer Amtrak options, according to the report. 


Oil train delays prompt Amtrak schedule change

Amtrak is changing the schedule of its Empire Builder line in the northwest U.S. to account for delays caused by freight trains carrying crude oil shipments, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports

Amtrak has complained for months about its trains that run from Chicago to Portland, Ore., and Seattle on tracks that are shared with freight trains being blocked by oil shipments.