by Cameron Wolk
Rockingham Racer wrote:I like your enthusiasm, Cameron, but I think it could use a little tempering with practicality. The likes of Noel have a good perspective on operations, and what you're proposing would be wonderful, were it to be on Amtrak's hot list. But Tom Nelligan has it right, unfortunately. Are you from Maine?Well Rockingham that's why created this thread, to discuss the practicalities and difficulties undertaking such an extensive project. When I was young I traveled to Bar Harbor with my family from New York and it was by far the most beautiful small town I've seen in my life. I work for a third party as a state official, one of my tasks are to explore new practices that improve the state of our country. We are firmly against some of these new Amtrak proposals whereas we believe service should be expanded not diminished. I specifically made this thread to ask the opinions of experts in the industry and gain a consensus of what could be done to make passenger rail more attractive in New England. I have proposed discussing this with Governor LePage through my national committee so if you have any insightful information don't be afraid to tell me everything counts for something.