No matter how many improvements are made to transportation methods, there's something undeniably appealing about old-school train travel.
The California Republican Party put most of its remaining marbles on a desperate bid to derail the Citizens Redistricting Commission. That effort ended in abject failure on Friday.
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...
"Follow the Leader" is a childhood game which almost universally is played unquestioningly throughout life. Somewhere along the way Thomas Paine upgra...
For all the manifest deficiencies and embarrassments of American passenger rail, its great virtue lies in its ability to introduce one to beauty.
Years after a childhood Amtrak ride, I discovered the Empire Builder, the long-haul line from Chicago to Seattle and Portland. I decided the adventure of traveling all those miles was just too good to miss.
Even Germans make fun of their Goethe worship. In the university town of Tübingen there's a plaque indicating that Goethe puked there.
A prominent issue facing California and Californians at this moment is a decision on whether to build a high-speed rail transportation network connecting North and South and all points in between.
Mitt Romney proposes that we cut the National Endowment for the Arts budget. Well, that would help a great deal. That annual budget is expected to be $146 million in 2012, significantly less than Romney and Company made on the Dade International deal alone.
That electric trains have been traveling American for more than 100 years was news to me, but at the Interurban Railway Museum in Plano, Texas that's just part of the story.
I would love to live in a country with an interconnected network of high-speed rail, which would modernize our infrastructure and get me to L.A. in three hours. However, now is not the time for this project.
Rail journeys expose you to sights and experiences other forms of travel simply can't.
Almost two centuries after the invention of the railway, the basic concept of steel wheels running on steel tracks reached its ultimate expression with the emergence of Japan's Shinkansen.
Although the repetitive pattern of these questions from all sources in this exact order is nothing short of uncanny, one can find some universal logic in the questions and their order.
We can evaluate factors affecting the answer to this question by using Recorded Future to analyze open source information about the Chinese economy, specifically infrastructure projects.
Without having to worry about things like commuter service and freight hauling, railway revivalists can find and explore pockets of natural beauty.