Jerry Brown, back for a third term after his fascinating two terms as governor in the 1970s and '80s is now California's oldest governor, with little sign of slowing down.
Built in 1939, the station features classic architecture and is listed on the National Registry of Historical Places.
After all the Congressional testimony about small business, after all the talking heads retire to their New York co-ops, this remains: 99 percent of the small contractors in this country will never get -- or even bid on -- any part of the public work the most recent jobs bill creates.
An honest dialogue about energy, jobs, infrastructure and our common responsibility to protect global resources would result in a very different choice of which job creation project makes the most sense.
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.