House Resolution 6003 “To reauthorize Amtrak, and for other purposes” has passed the House. Since the Senate already passed an Amtrak resolution, does this mean it’s bound for conference? I’m too zonked to think straight, but I know I want this to be made law. (The President threatens a veto, but I don’t think he… Continue reading Rail happy!
I know I don’t need to recap the situation about gasoline or air travel. Just groan among yourselves. But I did notice that the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly this year and for the next three years are in cities with Amtrak service. 2008 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2009 Salt Lake City, UT 2010 Minneapolis, MN 2011… Continue reading General Assembly by rail
With gasoline within sneezing distance of a United States average of $4 a gallon and continuing airline cutbacks and failures, let me return to domestic passenger rail. I was looking at a list of Metropolitan Statistical Areas — this is what led me to the Micropolitan areas I mentioned last week — because the National… Continue reading A vision for U.S. passenger rail
Do you know of a good organization (a c3 or an advocacy c4) — in addition to the National Association of Railroad Passengers — that advocates for increased passenger rail service in the United States? Especially state initiatives. Thoughtful blogs are welcome, too.