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American Airlines Parent Files for Bankruptcy – NYTimes.com

American Airlines Parent Files for Bankruptcy – NYTimes.com.

Please, no idiot rail fan glee. By next year at this time, Amtrak will be well on its way to extinction (a course that was set by Pres. Nixon in 1972). The purpose of this post is to demonstrate that the transportation business is full of peril – even for corporations favored by the government winner pickers.

Filed under: Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy

Study of proposed magnet train from Atlanta to Chattanooga continues | timesfreepress.com

Study of proposed magnet train from Atlanta to Chattanooga continues | timesfreepress.com.

It is a tragedy that the only people who will ever benefit from high speed rail in North America are the consultants who study routes that will never be built. What a waste and what a cynical misuse of taxpayer money.

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

Three states work to form coalition to keep passenger rail in area – Las Animas, CO – Bent County Democrat

Three states work to form coalition to keep passenger rail in area – Las Animas, CO – Bent County Democrat.

A group of about 30 concerned city and county officials, state official representatives, passenger rail supporters and community members from the three states — Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico — which will be economically affected if the route moves met in La Junta last week to begin forming a Southwest Chief  Coalition.

 

Filed under: Amtrak, Regional USA Passenger Rail

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