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Mismanagement and Monster Trains

October 28th, 2022 by

An important guest opinion from Justin Roczniak in the New York Times

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.

Elevating Trains

April 4th, 2021 by

Or, what’s the difference, really?

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

A Good Commuter Rail Line

March 20th, 2012 by

BULLETIN April 2005 We at Rails seem to be on the same side of our favorite issue as is the “establishment” these days; and believe us, we’re enjoying it. We have long held that not only good transportation but modern … 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

A Rocky Mountain Rail Route?

March 9th, 2012 by

July 2, 2002     I think a route north from El Paso to Great Falls and then to Glacier National Park would change passenger rail in this country. It would create an additional north-south route that would bisect four east-west … Continue reading

3 Legged Stool

September 1st, 2011 by

The National Picture After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, a rail advocate told Congress that a good national transportation system should be like a “3-legged stool”, with road, rail, and air being the legs. He stated, and we … Continue reading