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What's your favorite boondoggle?

Hey look, the state’s talking about boosting passenger trains! Cue the Republican Outrage Machine.

The Agency of Transportation has issued its first statewide rail plan in nearly a decade.

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Norwegian Train

We left Oslo via passenger rail.  We’re going all the way up to Bodo, via Trondheim.  It’s a long trip- starting at 4 pm, we’ll reach Trondheim just before midnight, then change trains and arrive in Bodo in the morning. 1,049 more words


Open Meetings Look For Input On Passenger Rail Train Routes

DETROIT (WWJ) – Your input is wanted about proposed new passenger rail service in Michigan connecting Detroit to Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Holland.

Liz Treutel, project manager for the rail study,  says Monday night’s meeting is at 6 o’clock at the Rapid in Grand Rapids. 126 more words


Planning for Passenger Rail in Santa Cruz

Last Thursday the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission presented the results of a feasibility study evaluating the potential for passenger rail service along the now publicly owned rail line. 836 more words


Should Amtrak be privatized?

The politics started before the smoke was clear. One day after the May 12th crash of Amtrak Train 188, House Republicans voted to cut about a fifth of the rail operator’s budget, over protest from Democrats who claimed that tight-fisted funding was to blame for the crash. 535 more words