News bites: Overheard

Your morning transportation speed-read:

 A former National Security Agency head had his background interviews overheard on an Amtrak Acela train.

Speaking of Amtrak, the company has unveiled new rail cars for its long distance routes.

Southwest Airlines is eyeing landing rights at Washington, D.C.’s Ronald Reagan National Airport that are currently occupied by US Airways and American Airlines if the companies are allowed to merge.

A Hawaiian airline flight landed on a highway after losing power.