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Almost every town that has railroad tracks with passenger rail service on them would love to have a train station. If a town has a train station, it would love to have every passenger train going past to stop at Continue reading
Fall RailPAC Meeting October 3, 2015 Los Angeles Stay tuned for more details!
What would travel on Amtrak’s long distance trains be like if there were no Dining cars?
The recent crash of Amtrak Train 118 in Philadelphia on May 12th set off a series of rhetorical contortions that tried to “blame” this crash on a lack of funding for the Northeast Corridor (NEC). As it turned out the Continue reading
The derailment by a speeding Amtrak train this May in Philadelphia resulting in 8 deaths and over a hundred injuries of passengers has recently dominated the headlines. As spectacular and avoidable as such train accidents are, the majority of the Continue reading
Begun in 1967 with one commuter rail line, Go Transit now has 7 lines. Daily ridership on Go Transit trains is 215,000. This is carried with 1,500 train trips a week. The Province of Ontario this April announced a 13.5 Continue reading
It is no secret that for 44 years Amtrak’s long distance trains have had a target firmly placed upon them. From the nitpicking of the Congress to the war against growth within Amtrak, we have to ask who is standing Continue reading
Sacramento is the State Capitol of California. If not just for that reason alone there is quite a bit of travel to Sacramento for government related business and tourism. Sacramento is also a major metropolitan area of almost 2 million Continue reading
Since the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) opened late last year, some local media in Orange County have been complaining about it not being an overnight success. To get some prospective we need to look at some of the Continue reading
I’ve seen this before, and it didn’t go well the other times it was tried. Congress is pressuring Amtrak to “save money” again. This is particularly true on food service and long distance trains. We will likely see Amtrak raising Continue reading