Given the subsidies Amtrak receives, the senators said it shouldn't be offering free rides.
The top ranking Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is distancing himself from President Obama as he runs for reelection.
Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W. Va.), who has long been the highest ranking Democrat on transportation issues, is facing a tough race in a state where Obama has been unpopular for much of his tenure in office.
Rahall told The Hill on Wednesday that he agreed with former President George W. Bush more often than he has sided with Obama.
The State Department says at least three passengers were Americans.
The female agents are needed for gender-specific pat-down hand searches.
Keystone XL opponents got a boost from foreigners who submitted comments to State against the pipeline.
The conservative Cato Institute is disputing an argument being advanced by public transportation supporters that ridership increases prove Americans wants more funding for transit systems.
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) reported this week that transit ridership in the U.S. reached its highest levels last year since 1956, with 10.7 billion people taking trips in 2013.
The transit association said the ridership jump signified a boost in interest in public transportation, and should compel Congress to provide money more for such systems.
However, Cato Institute Senior Fellow Randal O’Toole said on Wednesday that the transit ridership numbers were misleading because most of the increase came from urban areas.
The last words that were recorded from the pilots of a Malyasia Airlines flight that has been missing since Friday were “all right, good night,” according to a report from The Associated Press.
The words were captured by air traffic controllers in Malyasia as they were transferring responsibility for the plane to Vietnamese officials.
Vietnamese aviation officials have said they never heard anything from the Malyasia Air flight, which was traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, China, according to the report.
Opponents of adding tolls to highways are fighting back.
The agency is currently sending personnel to Southeast Asia to assist in the hunt.
New York’s Metro-North commuter railway took the action Wednesday morning.