Without having to worry about things like commuter service and freight hauling, railway revivalists can find and explore pockets of natural beauty.
Nothing ever really changes but the clothes. While in the Illinois state legislature, Abraham Lincoln was adamant about the importance of investing in infrastructure.
A new report released today shows why leaving high-speed rail chiefly to the private sector is a dangerous pipe dream.
The building of a high-speed rail from New York to Chicago would put thousands upon thousands to work and be a major boon to its economy and much in between, not to speak of alleviating traffic congestion and air pollution.
Two investigations show the governor has wasted excess tax dollars on high-priced consultants to replace cheaper engineers that were lost to budget cuts and has proposed to spend billions on highway boondoggles that make no sense for Wisconsin.
Since 1970, taxpayers have spent some $500 billion subsidizing transit, including building rail transit lines in more than 20 urban areas. Yet the number of transit trips taken by the average urban resident has remained virtually unchanged.
Everyone is free to take whatever route they want to get to the finish line. The variations of train routes in Europe are likely to be dramatic between all of us.
Sixteen hours of traveling, endless delays, torrential rains -- to most travelers, this sounds like the Trip from Hell. For me, it was a trip I'll never forget, and it will always be the best Friday the 13th of my life.
It is hard to shake off bad habits and the U.S. has a number of them. The addiction to remaining in a permanent state of war is one of the largest and most problematic.
In May of 2000, I met my mother-in-law, Peggy, for the first time--days before my wedding to her son...
This seems the perfect opportunity to re-think the kind of jobs that would be created supporting green transportation infrastructure projects.
If the United States ignores an opportunity to reshape its economic geography with high-speed trains, it's likely to get left behind.
You'll probably hear a lot about how Beck coarsened the political debate, but I think the wreckage is a lot more substantive, to actual policies that affect Americans every day.
With a wave of new governors and legislators hitting statehouses across the nation fresh from the midterm elections, some states are choosing to opt out of federal funds for high-speed rail.
Postcards from the ragged edge of our global energy system highlight the costs we pay, the risks we bear and the toll we submit to every day for the power and fuel we use. The choice before us could not be more clear.
CHECK-IN We were next to track 12, and I wasn't sure what the train looked like, so I asked the porter if the train behind him was the E&O. He laug...