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September 2011

LA Metro Crenshaw Line Clears Final Hurdle

September 29, 2011

Los Angeles has always had a bad wrap in terms of public transportation.  Many people believe that the city is forever destined to be a city characterized by automobile transportation, incapable of embracing the light rails and commuter rails that so many other cities in the country depend on.  The LA Metro would like to […]

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Privatizing Amtrak: the Pros and Cons

September 29, 2011

According to The Hill, Mitt Romney released an op-ed in the New Hampshire Union Leader supporting the privatization of Amtrak. Romney stated that because the federal deficit is so high privatizing Amtrak would help offset the nation’s debt. Although House Republicans proposed this measure last June, it is getting much more publicity due to Romney’s […]

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Opinion: Raise my fare? Yes please!

September 29, 2011

Last week Boston’s transportation agency, the MBTA, announced a possible fare increase for subway, bus, and commuter rail services to bring in additional income, expected to go into effect on July 1, 2012. The T, as it’s called by those familiar with it, is struggling with hundreds of millions of dollars of debt, a projected […]

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Amtrak Announces Return of “Great Dome” Car Just in Time for Fall

September 29, 2011

Fall is officially here. Although the transition from summer to fall is not that apparent in Southern California, all across the United States leaves are changing colors, temperatures are dropping, and people are beginning to pull out their scarves and boots. It’s a beautiful season and Amtrak knows that, which is why they are reintroducing […]

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New York Subways Welcome Cell Phone Service

September 29, 2011

Underground subways have always been a safe-haven for those trying to escape the constant threat of a ringing cell phone. Unfortunately, the I’m-underground-you’re-cutting-out excuse will no longer be a valid reason for missing a phone call or text because the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority just began adding cell phone service to their underground locations, […]

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Amtrak Trains Included in New Rail Simulator

September 28, 2011

September 23, marked the release of Railworks 3: Train Simulator 2012.  The Train Simulator is created by the UK based Railsimulator.com Ltd. and is well known for putting gamers in the cab of real passenger and freight trains used throughout the world.  Past Railworks titles have won awards, such as 2010 Simulation Game of the […]

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