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NJ Governor Chris Christie
NJ Governor Chris Christie (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Why did everyone believe Christie was shouting on the Amtrak quiet car?

The story spread like crazy Sunday: Chris Christie made a big ruckus on an Amtrak quiet car and got kicked off. It didn't matter that it might not be quite true. The word was out.

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Stiffing on a tip, bringing your pets out in public and more on ‘D&D Today’

Here is what Deminski and Doyle are talking about on today’s show.

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Amtrak to introduce bag fees for passengers exceeding limits

Amtrak is boarding a baggage fee bandwagon that has generated billions in revenue for the airline industry.

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Amtrak train at Penn Station - New York, NY - File / Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
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Amtrak adding trains, cars for Pope Francis’ US visit

Amtrak says it's adding trains and cars to help travelers get around during Pope Francis' U.S. visit next month.

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A morning northbound Amtrak train approaches 30th Street Station in Philadelphia
A morning northbound Amtrak train (Mark Makela/Getty Images)
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Christie, Cuomo urged to seal deal on new Hudson rail tunnel

On the heels of several days of delays that snarled mass transit in New York and New Jersey last month, a Garden State lawmaker is urging the governors of both states to move quickly on a deal to construct a trans-Hudson rail tunnel to alleviate some commuter congestion.

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Emergency personnel work the scene of a deadly Amtrak train wreck in Philadelphia
Emergency personnel work the scene of a deadly Amtrak train wreck in Philadelphia (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek, File)
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Railroad safety – Few likely to meet deadline for technology

Only a handful of railroads are close to meeting a deadline this year to install safety technology that can prevent many crashes, including derailments due to excessive speed like the deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May, according to a government report released Friday.

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A morning northbound Amtrak train approaches 30th Street Station in Philadelphia
A morning northbound Amtrak train (Mark Makela/Getty Images)
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Amtrak repairing tunnel cable, investigating power failures

Amtrak workers continued repairs Thursday on a 300-foot-long section of electrical cable in the railroad's tunnel under the Hudson River as officials work around them to determine what caused power failures last week that led to a series of delays for train travelers.

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Amtrak train (Mark Makela, Getty Images)
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Person struck, killed by Amtrak train in NJ

A trespasser was struck by an Amtrak train and killed Wednesday along the Northeast Corridor in New Brunswick.

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Amtrak Crash Repair Backlog
FILE - In this May 12, 2015 file photo, emergency personnel work the scene of a deadly train wreck in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
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Railroad regulator vows to enforce Dec. 31 safety deadline

The nation's top railroad regulator said Wednesday she will enforce a Dec. 31 deadline for commuter and freight railroads to install safety technology that experts say could have prevented a deadly Amtrak derailment last month.

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A conductor signals to a fellow conductor before departure as Amtrak resumes northbound service from 30th Street Station in Philadelphia
A conductor signals to a fellow conductor before departure as Amtrak resumes northbound service from 30th Street Station in Philadelphia (Mark Makela/Getty Images)
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House GOP measure would cut Amtrak by $242M

The GOP-controlled House passed legislation Tuesday to cut Amtrak's budget by $242 million, though lawmakers added new funding for video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record engineers and help investigators get to the bottom of crashes such as last month's deadly derailment in Philadelphia.

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