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Backlash to Parade article begins

Read the first of the nutty “conservative” responses to a sensible position here. This is just the beginning.

Filed under: Amtrak, Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy

Acela passengers to be well fed (don’t tell Bush)

D.C. chef helps upgrade food menu for Acela riders

A new menu for first-class passengers on Amtrak’s high-speed Boston to Washington service was developed with help from one of Washington’s best-known chefs, Michel Richard. Richard, owner of Washington’s Michel Richard Citronelle and Central Michel Richard, was part of an eight-member team that came up with the new choices for the Acela Express, Amtrak spokeswoman Tracy Connell said. Among the recipes Richard contributed was braised short ribs with cheesy grits, Connell said. Other options in the new fall-winter menu include seared salmon, chicken Pa Nang, and polenta cakes with mushroom ragout.

Filed under: Amtrak

Acela Turned Into Rolling Billboard

We can’t dream up stuff this good.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Perennially cash-strapped Amtrak has found a new way to generate revenue – by turning an entire train into a moving billboard. A train used on the Acela Express, the railroad’s premium Boston-Washington service, will be wrapped in an advertisement for the History Channel’s “1968 with Tom Brokaw,” a two-hour special scheduled to air Dec. 9.

Filed under: Amtrak

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November 2007