Rail officials push 15-year plan to boost Northeast Corridor

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Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg speaks during a news conference in New York, Monday, June 28, 2021. Buttigieg toured the century-old rail tunnel connecting New York and New Jersey as a long-delayed project to build a new tunnel gains steam. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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As Congress eyes an infrastructure package, a coalition of transportation agencies and Amtrak on Wednesday released a 15-year plan of rail improvements for the congested Northeast Corridor that would boost daily train routes and significantly speed travel on Acela express lines.

But the roadmap by the Northeast Corridor Commission, created by Congress in

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5 travel destinations for your 2021 summer getaway

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As more Americans continue to get vaccinated against Covid-19, the country is opening up again — and people are ready to travel.

If you can’t wait to get out of the house and travel somewhere close to home or are ready to go beyond domestic borders, it’s important to make sure you have all the tools do it safely. Aside from following the proper health and safety precautions while making travel plans, there are other things to consider that might involve planning ahead — including picking the perfect destination.

To make your summer 2021 getaway feasible, Travel + Leisure Editor-in-Chief

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“Mallorca could be a great wine tourism destination”

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For Eve Weiler Kanne and Kristy Kate Brooks, whose wine expertise hails from Napa and Central Valley, California, Mallorca is home from home. The two Californians have set up a bespoke wine concierge service called 2Birds Wine Tasting on the island and business is flourishing.

Eve’s speciality, as a wine company owner, is sourcing unique and very special Mallorcan wines, while Kristy is a sommelier/entrepreneur, who qualified at the Balearic hostelry school at the university after years of working in the wine sector in the United States. 2Birds takes an innovative approach to wine tasting that extends beyond ‘Can

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What we know about fall portion of 2021-22 schedule

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The 3M Open this week in Blaine, Minnesota, marks the 44th event out of the 50-event 2020-21 super-season. That means time is running out for players to qualify for the three-event FedEx Cup Playoffs that culminate at the Tour Championship in Atlanta, Sept. 2-5.

That also means the 2021-22 season is right around the corner. While the PGA Tour hasn’t announced the official schedule yet, it sent a draft of the upcoming fall portion of the season to players recently – as first reported by Golf Channel.

Much of the schedule is publicly available at the various tournament

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