Trains filled with the same explosive oil that leveled a Canadian town will no longer run through the city of St. Louis, much to the relief of St. Louis' fire chief and a group of residents organizing against the tankers. "We just won round one," says Timothy Christian, a member of the newly formed ... More >>
Missouri's interminable dioxin problem is alive and oozing in Wildwood. The latest controversy is over the Environmental Protection Agency official who's been working for decades on cleaning up the dioxin contamination of Times Beach and more recently assessing the Wildwood development site of Stre ... More >>
Hear ye, hear ye: A coyote makes a statement in Maplewood.The City of Maplewood is warning its residents of a recent coyote sighting. Rachelle L'Ecuyer, community development director for the mid-county suburb, put out a media alert on the critter this afternoon. L'Ecuyer tells Daily RFT that the ... More >>
Amtrak: Now free to move about Missouri.Amtrak will restore full service between St. Louis and Kansas City beginning Wednesday. Flooding along the Missouri River forced Amtrak to reduce its runs between the two cities earlier this month after Union Pacific switched more of its freight traffic ont ... More >>
The Union Pacific line west of Jefferson City as viewed this morning.Flood waters along the Missouri River have forced the Union Pacific railroad to divert its freight trains to a line of track the carrier shares with Amtrak. The resulting congestion has forced the passenger train to temporarily ... More >>
www.whitehouse.govThis afternoon in Chicago, Illinois heavyweights and railway folks are going to announce a second round of funding for a high-speed rail line between St. Louis and the Windy City.Sen. Dick Durbin, (D-Ill) and Illinois governor Pat Quinn will announce the new infusion of cash on ... More >>
image viaThe ol' 844 steams down the track.Update, January 18: The Little Rock Express beat out the Tuscola Turn, 76,217 votes to 73,175. Daily RFT apologizes to Tuscolans who cannot take a little trash-talking in the name of friendly competition. -------- The nineteenth century was definit ... More >>
On Friday nights or Saturday mornings in the wee small hours, you can usually find me down at the Amshack on 16th Street waiting for the late train from Chicago. Or, rather, waiting for one particular passenger to alight from said train. It's not an especially pleasant place to pass the time: It's c ... More >>
Crystal City forges one hell of a deal.
Schnucks has recalled cans of its store-brand French-style green beans because of contamination fears. (AP) Nothing from your pantry has been recalled yet? Just wait. www.popmatters.com And now a special "Where Are They Now?" edition of the Morning Brew. Rocco DiSpirito -- who went from ... More >>
Unreal gets the first crack at the new 'Link. Plus, Bill McClellan takes pride in "his band," and being named one of the nation's angriest cities really pisses us off. Grr.
The Museum of Transportation throws wide its gates for a get-together
Francis G. Slay wants to push a troubled city to the future, and he doesn't think "politics" is a dirty word.