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NJ TRANSIT GOES ALONE: 2 sets of rail tunnels faulted | APP.com | Asbury Park Press

This is big stuff for Amtrak, which would share the tunnels with NJT under proposals offered by some rail advocates. This is a complex and expensive project and billions of federal dollars are involved.

via NJ TRANSIT GOES ALONE: 2 sets of rail tunnels faulted | APP.com | Asbury Park Press.

Filed under: Amtrak, Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy, Regional USA Passenger Rail

American railways: High-speed railroading | The Economist

via American railways: High-speed railroading | The Economist.

Filed under: Amtrak, Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy, United States High Speed Rail

Amtrak Buying 130 New Passenger Rail Cars – Baltimore, Maryland News Story – WBAL Baltimore

This is big news. New rolling stock for long distance trains.

via Amtrak Buying 130 New Passenger Rail Cars – Baltimore, Maryland News Story – WBAL Baltimore.

Filed under: Amtrak

Debate: Should Amtrak receive more federal funding? – Helium

Debate: Should Amtrak receive more federal funding? – Helium.

Filed under: Uncategorized

Transportation blog: Texas will seek federal funds for Tower 55 to keep Fort Worth trains moving | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Dallas-Fort Worth Transportation News | Dallas-Fort Worth News

Transportation blog: Texas will seek federal funds for Tower 55 to keep Fort Worth trains moving | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Dallas-Fort Worth Transportation News | Dallas-Fort Worth News.

Filed under: Amtrak, Regional USA Passenger Rail

Comprehensive Transportation

A Proposal
By
James Robert Deal

(This article was written about Seattle and the state of Washington, but it would apply as well to any other city or region.)Our current efforts to reduce traffic congestion are doomed to fail because they are piecemeal. They are incremental. They lack any big picture vision of how any specific proposed building project will fit with the whole or how much the whole will cost and can be financed. They are underfunded and presume tax increases later. They lack a 50 or 100-year plan. They are band aids on a broken limb.
Transportation and transit are not issues that can be addressed one piece at a time or one city or district or county at a time. Even if you complete all the pieces one at a time, all of them jury rigged political compromises, when you are done, they will not necessarily work well together. We must write a comprehensive, state-wide master plan looking forward to what we can have in place a year from now, a decade from now and at mid-century.

Comprehensive Transportation.

Filed under: Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy

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