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So Now Replacing 100-Year Old Tunnels Is a Liberal Boondoggle?

Edward Wytkind | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

When Wall Street bankers are stuck in Weehawken for hours on their way to work because the tunnels are shut down, they're going to wish there had been some good old-fashioned "liberal" spending programs.

In the Public Interest: The Little Train that Could ... and Did

Tony Dutzik | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Tony Dutzik

When President Obama took office in 2009, he brought with him the greatest hope in decades for reinvestment in the nation's passenger rail system. T...

The Virtues And Vices Of American Rail Travel

Thomas A. Shakely | Posted 02.01.2012 | Travel
Thomas A. Shakely

For all the manifest deficiencies and embarrassments of American passenger rail, its great virtue lies in its ability to introduce one to beauty.

In The Public Interest: Arizona on Track for Passenger Rail

Serena Unrein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Serena Unrein

On Friday, for the first time, Arizona's State Transportation Board approved a state rail plan which includes connecting the major metropolitan areas of Phoenix and Tucson by passenger rail.

GM Must Re-Make the Mass Transit System it Murdered

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

GM's special role in history must now evolve into using its infrastructure to restore the mass transit system -- and ecological balance -- it has helped destroy.