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The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2011-11-17

November 17th, 2011 Comments off

Volume 1, Number 21

William Lindley of Scottsdale, Arizona has penned a Business and Politics guest column. Enjoy his insights. Read more…

The Business and Politics of Passenger Rail; 2011-06-09

June 8th, 2011 Comments off

Volume 1, Number 7

What were those allegedly crazy guys at the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida doing in 1970 running all of those long, passenger-filled trains every day of the week?

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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…

This Week at Amtrak; 2009-04-13

April 13th, 2009 Comments off

Volume 6, Number 10

  1. A strong case can be made that often there is not a lot of intellectual honesty when it comes to discussing passenger rail in the United States.Different groups have staked out different positions, and they are sticking to those positions, no matter what happens to prove those positions are incorrect. Often, the positions make no sense either ideologically or realistically, but are good for membership drives, which accomplishes very little other than to fatten organization coffers. Read more…

On Privatization

September 20th, 1997 Comments off

For now, Amtrak is the only game in town regarding long-haul trains. As California has on many occasions concerning many other subjects, they have shown the way to regional self-reliability through willingness to tax themselves for local concerns. And they should be applauded for this. They wanted more rail, so they were ready to pay for it, along with the necessary equipment to operate services. All other areas of the country should take note. And, don’t forget the commuters of the Midwest in and out of Chicago have been doing this very thing successfully for years.

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