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Size and Perception: Is the US really too big for high-speed rail?

A nifty website allowing users to pick a city in Europe and then see how far one can get from there by rail within a day made the rounds online recently. 3,412 more words


It Is Time to Expand AMTRAK

During the first half of the 20th Century, Americans could travel virtually anywhere by train.  But as early as the 1920s, the American automobile was making inroads on travel by rail.  1,866 more words


Election totally ignored transportation issues

It was a very frustrating election for those of us with subjects to put to candidates during debates, where the formats were not open to general questions. 170 more words


Amtrak Work On Line Between Chicago & St. Louis Delayed

CHICAGO (AP)- Amtrak will halt train service between Chicago and St. Louis from Oct. 17-31 to allow workers to rebuild and expand six bridges along Illinois’ high-speed rail route. 95 more words


Why this private passenger rail faces heavy opposition

All Aboard Florida, a subsidiary of Fortress Investment Group , will soon issue $1.75 billion in bonds to help finance the construction of a passenger railroad line stretching from Orlando, Florida south to Miami. 837 more words


Southeast High-Speed Rail a step closer to reality (sort of)

Last week, a critical hurdle was cleared in the plan to develop high-speed train service between Richmond, Va., and Raleigh, N.C.

Federal officials approved the Environmental Impact Statement… 291 more words


The Amtrak Sunset Limited

One of my remaining 2015 bucket list items was to ride an Amtrak train – when I learned that the Ripcord in Houston was hosting its annual  102 more words

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