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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2014-02-04

February 4th, 2014 Comments off

A Companion Digest of Events, Opinions, and Forecasts to
This Week at Amtrak

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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2013-12-31

December 31st, 2013 Comments off

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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2013-08-23

August 23rd, 2013 Comments off

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The face of higher-speed rail today

July 6th, 2013 Comments off
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Trouble in River City

February 6th, 2013 Comments off

In Meredith Willson’s classic play and later movie “The Music Man,” Robert Preston perhaps said — or sang — it best: Read more…

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FECI Says Trains to Run From Miami to Orlando in 2014

August 15th, 2012 Comments off

It’s full-speed ahead on a privately financed, $1 billion plan that will launch fast, hourly passenger rail service between downtown Miami and Orlando by 2014…

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Rail advocates should heed Mr. Rogers’ advice

July 23rd, 2012 Comments off

The subject of Mister (Fred) Rogers came up recently and I was reminded of a lesson I learned from him long ago: Treat the person in front of you, whether they are ten times your age or one-tenth your age, as a real person, just like you. Never treat anyone “as a child.”

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The Design of American Rail Travel; 2012-05-01

May 1st, 2012 Comments off

Volume 1, Number 1

The Third Century.

Historians and preservationists, cover your ears: The Pennsylvania Railroad was not entirely wrong in demolishing New York’s Pennsylvania Station.

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Eliminate the Middle-Man

March 22nd, 2012 Comments off

by William Lindley

Today, March 22, 2012, Florida East Coast, which owns and operates the mostly double-track railway between Jacksonville and Miami, announced plans for the construction of a privately-funded, privately-owned, privately-operated passenger train system to commence operations in 2014. This will include forty new miles of railway between Orlando and FEC’s main line on the Space Coast. FEC itself, not Amtrak, will be operating these trains.

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2011 Rail Competition Bill

June 17th, 2011 Comments off

Regdaring the COMPETITION FOR INTERCITY PASSENGER RAIL IN AMERICA ACT of 2011

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