“Clear skies and clean air must become the new normal. We must re-design our cities, reclaiming the streets for cycling and walking, allowing people to walk along streets unpolluted by traffic.”
— Caroline Lucas

Carbon Footprint: Trains Win and We Can Prove It

October 18th, 2022 by

Comparing the fuel / energy economy of various modes of transportation.

Trains and Environment

August 21st, 2022 by

They are just better for it than cars and planes.

Rail Versus …

January 25th, 2022 by

Rail stacks up well against other modes of transportation

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