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Amtrak chief defends decision to kill the traditional dining car on some long-distance trains – The Washington Post

Amtrak president and chief executive Richard Anderson on Wednesday defended the company’s decision to kill the traditional dining car on some long-distance trains, a shift that has ignited a firestorm of complaints from railroad passengers and aficionados. Anderson acknowledged the transition to more “flexible” and “contemporary” dining options hasn’t been …

What does your car run on? – Daily chart

Almost two-fifths of Turkish cars run on liquefied petroleum gas IN HIS GARAGE in outer Warsaw, Piotr Sliwa inspects the slick new gas installations under the bonnet of an aged Skoda. Since 1996, Mr Sliwa’s family has generated extra cash by converting conventional petrol and diesel engines to Autogas, a …

Are American travelers taking more risks abroad? State Department adds more safety advice – Los Angeles Times

The State Department, hoping to cut down on dangers to an increasing number of Americans seeking riskier adventures abroad, has added new elements to its travel.state.gov pages about international tourism safety and adventure travel. The additions, announced Thursday, include new country-by-country “safety and security” information about tourism infrastructure and emergency services, along with …