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This Week at Amtrak; 2012-04-02

April 3rd, 2012 Comments off

Volume 9, Number 2

From the Editors…

When the parent company of a legendary railroad states its intention to operate passenger trains, it is bound to garner some attention. This week we try to find out what all the hubbub is about. Read more…

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This Week at Amtrak; 2012-03-23

March 23rd, 2012 Comments off

Volume 9, Number 1

From the Editors…

Recently, a local regional railway announced a private initiative to begin passenger train service connecting Central and South Florida. Just to be clear, we said private. Read more…

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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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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2012-03-22

March 22nd, 2012 Comments off

ADDITIONAL Coverage

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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2011-08-25

August 25th, 2011 Comments off

By William Lindley and J. Bruce Richardson

 Volume 1, Number 15

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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2011-08-24

August 24th, 2011 Comments off

Volume 1, Number 14

“Vice President – Passenger Services” is a title which may be returning to the corporate roster at Florida East Coast Railway. Yet another major railroad is more than flirting with the idea of operating passenger trains; this time, South Florida commuter services for Tri-Rail between West Palm Beach and Miami, and possibly northward along the Florida coast above West Palm Beach.

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This Week at Amtrak; 2009-12-08

December 8th, 2009 Comments off

Volume 6, Number 49

  1. Finally, at last, after waiting oh, so very long (Too long, in fact.), SunRail, the 61 mile long commuter rail system in Central Florida serving the Metropolitan Orlando area is about to be a reality. Read more…

This Week at Amtrak; 2009-11-17

November 17th, 2009 Comments off

Volume 6, Number 46

  1. Here is the text of a speech delivered to the Florida Coalition of Rail Passengers here in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday, November 7, 2009 by this writer. Read more…

This Week at Amtrak; 2009-06-25

June 25th, 2009 Comments off

Volume 6, Number 18

  1. Here at home in an adjoining county to the south is St. Augustine, which bills itself as the Ancient City. St. Augustine, Florida has been around as a point of civilization since 1565, and was pretty much a sleepy, colonial town, even after Florida statehood in 1845. It wasn’t until the notorious Henry Flagler, business partner of John D. Rockefeller (Some historians say Flagler was the smarter of the two ruthless business partners.) came vacationing in Northeast Florida in the 1878 that he noticed sleepy St. Augustine. Read more…