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Report Claims That Autonomous Cars Will Hurt Passenger Rail; Others Aren't So Sure About That

A study projects that self-driving cars could have an adverse effect on rail passenger ridership, reducing it by 40 percent.

The study by the Boston Consulting Group, titled “Will Autonomous Vehicles Derail Trains?” suggests that in some communities trains could be replaced by self-driving motor vehicles. 471 more words

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Regional Integration: The RTA’s Regional Master Transit Plan

A map of new transit services under the RTA’s Regional Master Transit Plan

For decades, Southeast Michigan has struggled to bring about an effective regional transit system.  1,334 more words

On This Sunday: Flip-adelphia

No, not that drinking game from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. I’m referring to this — an iconic fixture at the city’s 30th Street Station, its main passenger rail terminal. 246 more words

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Michigan's Future Rail Infrastructure

Strong public transportation is a valuable commodity to any major metropolitan area. I saw this firsthand when I recently visited Amsterdam, in the small European country of the Netherlands. 1,067 more words

Moline's "The Q" on track to enhance passenger rail's eventual return

MOLINE, Illinois – Developers say they’re still confident about passenger rail service resuming between Moline and Chicago. But even without a final assurance, they are moving ahead with construction of the  $35-million multi-modal station and hotel in Moline called The Q. 391 more words



Jesse James might have liked this deal when riding trains across Missouri avoiding the law – Amtrak is expanding its ten-ride ticket on the Missouri River Runner… 122 more words



The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, or Amtrak as it is publicly-known, is set to launch its first nationwide magazine this coming October. The National will be a bimonthly publication featuring stories from across the Amtrak network, including those traveling onboard its trains. 165 more words

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