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Liberals Fret about Failing Public Transit Systems

Here is an excerpt from PJMedia: Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Hillary Clinton’s running mate in the 2016 election, said the public should be “worried” about the Washington, D.C. Metro (subway) heading into a death spiral without the proper funding and … Continue reading

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Myths about US, European Passenger Trains Exposed

(All numbers given in his commentary are accepted figures, reported numbers, rounded numbers, estimates based on facts, or averages of numbers found in research on the internet. They are chosen for as much accuracy as possible.) For decades we have … Continue reading

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Public Rail Transit is Overpriced, Inefficient

A researcher at the conservative/libertarian Cato Institute named Randal O’Toole has done a lot of great work debunking the myths of American public transit. O’Toole explains over and over that rail-based public transit systems (commuter trains, subways, trolleys, Amtrak, etc.) … Continue reading

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Obama Vetoes Keystone Pipeline

Barack Obama has vetoed a bill authorizing construction of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline from Canada to Texas. The veto was expected. This veto is yet another step in the attempt by the socialist left to de-carbonize the American … Continue reading

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Private-Sector US Transportation System is World’s Best

There is a magazine called TRAINS which covers modern American freight railroads, passenger trains, foreign railroads, locomotive technology, signaling systems, US railroad history etc., every possible subject. TRAINS covers private-sector American freight railroads well but is constantly banging the drum … Continue reading

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310 MPH Passenger Train in Japan… So What?

Here is a headline and a few paragraphs from telegraph.co.uk, the website of the Daily Telegraph in Britain, about a futuristic passenger train in Japan: Japan Tests 310 MPH Bullet Train – The new generation L0 Series trains, which employ … Continue reading

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Cars, Planes and Buses Serve Us Well – Passenger Trains Don’t

What nation has by far the biggest and most efficient railroad network on the planet? We are trained to reflexively think that the answer certainly is Germany or Japan or even China. But the answer is the USA. Our freight … Continue reading

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