“To rule a country of a thousand chariots, there must be reverent attention to business, and sincerity; economy in expenditure, and love for men; and the employment of the people at the proper seasons.”
— Confucius

Trains and the Economy

August 21st, 2022 by

Guess what? It’s a good pairing.

The Rail Interstate

August 8th, 2022 by

A Case for Public Ownership of our Track Networks

Rail Versus …

January 25th, 2022 by

Rail stacks up well against other modes of transportation

Amtrak Moment

October 7th, 2021 by

Amtrak has been going strong for 50 years.

City’s “Streetcar II” Deserves Serious Consideration

July 31st, 2012 by

Albuquerque Journal,  April 6, 2009) We Albuquerqueños have finally arrived at a point in our history at which we realize that we need more and better transit. This is the good news. The bad news is that, unlike our sister … Continue reading

From Feet to Rail — We Need it All

March 9th, 2012 by

1994, revised 2002 Why do we keep having the same arguments over and over in New Mexico – argumetns long since resolved just about every place else? Why are the accepted, sensible policies of most of the civilized world considered … Continue reading

A Letter to Our Elected Representatives

March 9th, 2012 by

Amtrak always gets funded just enough not to do things right. If Congress is trying to make passenger rail look bad and the 1950s mess we now endure look less like a dinosaur, they’re succeeding. Please vote for the full … Continue reading

Chew on This

September 1st, 2011 by

13 Reasons We Need Passenger Rail A modern small automobile with two passengers generates almost 25 times the air pollution, per passenger mile, as a four car commuter train at 35% capacity.  Two sets of commuter rail tracks will handle … Continue reading