In The News
On Sunday, April 9, 2017, C-SPAN3 aired a segment on the History of Union Station on American Artifacts. USRC President and CEO Beverley Swaim-Staley gave a tour of the station and provided historical background information. In addition, Architect John Bowie talked about the original construction and recent restoration. We hope you enjoy the show!
On Monday, March 13th, in the lead-up to the snowstorm, WJLA-TV filmed travelers in BWI and DCA airports, as well as Union Station. Area travel delays ahead of severe winter storm By: Amy Aubert, Brianne Carter/ABC7 Around the 1:20 mark, you can catch some glimpses of travelers in Union Station. The Hack this: Mobile eating […]
An article posted by Jonathan Maus on bikeportland.org praises Washington, DC’s bike paths and advocates for Portland, OR to follow DC’s example. The article includes a few mentions of the bike paths around Union Station. “…the protected bikeway on First Street NE…completed in 2015, created a bikeway from Union Station north to M St.” “For […]
Did you know there is a lending library on the Bus Deck at Union Station? Better World Books and USRC want to make sure your trip is enjoyable and what better way than to have a good book to read. The lending library is open every day and we encourage travelers to leave a book […]
American Bus Association Annual Meeting and Marketplace Trade Show 2017 – Interviews with Nzinga Baker
In January, Vice President and Director of Finance and Administration Nzinga Baker represented USRC at the American Bus Association Annual Meeting and Marketplace Trade Show in Cleveland. At this event, Nzinga was interviewed by TerrapinBlue and GroupTravelFamily.
Recently, USRC has become aware of some news and a video pertaining to Union Station. Trans-Lux and Union Station, both organizations near 100 years old, come together to implement present day digital LED display technology “Trans-Lux Corporation today announced the successful manufacture and installation of 3000 square feet of large format LED digital displays and […]
We are happy to announce that Union Station has received some favorable mentions recently. The National Trust for Historic Preservation included Union Station’s Main Hall restoration in the 2016 historic preservation wins. The fourth entry states “A multi-year rehabilitation effort has recreated the station’s breathtaking interior.” Also, the January/February 2017 edition of Home & Design […]
In the July 15, 2016 edition of Architectural Digest there was an article, featuring some captivating pictures, about the restoration of the Main Hall of Union Station. “During the restoration, which was overseen by the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, scaffolding soared 90 feet so that workers could reach the barrel-vaulted ceiling, found cracking after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake in […]
“This city’s venerable Union Station, which opened with much fanfare in 1908, was never about the federal union but about the union of two railroads whose separate terminals had formerly occupied valuable space blocks apart, even encroaching on the National Mall. But, over time, the monumental Beaux-Arts building and its rail yards that united railroads […]