WASHINGTON - Perhaps sparked by highway congestion or the hassle of air travel, Amtrak's passenger rail service has been the nation's fastest-growing mode of transportation, according to a new report that urges Congress to push forward with a coordinated national rail plan.
WASHINGTON — The Senate defeated a bid by Sen. John McCain on
Wednesday to stop funneling federal funds to transportation
museums, highway beautification and preservation of historic
bridges, rejecting his argument that money needed to repair rundown
roads was being diverted to projects lik…