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Conservative argues for faster intercity passenger rail service | Richmond Times-Dispatch

Conservative argues for faster intercity passenger rail service

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Conservatives should take the lead in bringing back passenger trains and street cars, the director of the Arlington-based American Conservative Center for Public Transportation said Wednesday during a visit to Richmond.

“Conservatives know that what worked once can work again,” said William S. Lind, who made the conservative case for intercity and higher speed passenger rail before the Southeast High-Speed Rail Association at the Colony Club.

Rail advocates lost our best friend when Paul Weyrich died, but you can read the story of a similar but less powerful figure.

Conservative argues for faster intercity passenger rail service | Richmond Times-Dispatch.


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

3 Responses

  1. In the Old Testatment, prophets cried in the wilderness, preaching of the coming of a messia. Now the most creditable person in the land viz-a-viz passenger rail is a voice crying in the wilderness among neocons that don’t want to hear him, and could care less. It will take the panic he mentions to get anything done, and then it will take the best part of a generation of Americans. I am sorry, that at 72, I won’t likely see it.

  2. Frank says:


    Please, please keep your Bible issues out of High Speed Trains. Fact. the Old Testament is before year 1 and no such thing as Trains back then. “Nor obviously Stupid Airplanes”

    Conservatives are not necessary against Trains. just not in their back yard.

    Liberals are not necessary for Trains.

    So, please keep the Bible out of this.

    Americans have no clue what High Speed Trains are, why not catch up with Europe?

    Even England has High Speed Trains.

    It’s Ridiculous..Typically Anti Amtrak Attiude

    I must agree however.
    I am not sure if I will see High Speed Trains, in my life time.

    What does being age 72 have to do with it?

  3. patlynch says:

    I think Jerry is making a literary figure of speech. I got it.

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