Blogs

  • Blog Post: Chili’s restaurant and high speed rail … who knew?

    So there I am sitting down to dinner last Friday night at my daughter’s favorite dining establishment, Chili’s. Our hostess presented my girl with her menu, which doubles as an activity book. I’m not sure how often Chili’s changes the activity book theme, but this was the first time I saw this one on...
  • Blog Post: Norfolk Southern in the Carolina Piedmont: A message from the boss and a look inside a yard

    Sunday was the last day of the annual Railway Passenger Car Alliance meeting in Salisbury, N.C., and Norfolk Southern was in the spotlight. On Saturday night Wick Moorman, NS’s president, chairman, and CEO, became the first sitting railroad chief executive to address the organization. Moorman gave a...
  • Blog Post: Live video of President Obama's high speed rail announcement

    Tampa TV station, WTSP is offering live video of President Obama's high speed rail announcement . The site also features live updates from the President's visit. According to these updates, the speech is expected to begin at 1:05p Eastern. Also, be sure to visit TrainsMag.com's " High...
  • Blog Post: My night with the train-haters

    How come no one else wants a train station in my backyard? By Matt Van Hattem, senior editor I got to meet some of the people Dan Machalaba writes about in his story “What to do about NIMBYs” in the September 2010 issue of Trains Magazine. Boy, was it an eye-opener. This year, Wisconsin got $823 million...
  • Blog Post: Asia’s most outrageous transportation

    There must be hundreds of different ideas for moving people by public transportation. I found some unique twists on familiar themes during a visit to Asia last December. (You can read about Asia's high speed trains in the April 2011 issue of Trains Magazine .) With each new experience, I felt...
  • Blog Post: Fighting the good fight in Michigan

    People who fight for better passenger-train service never get combat pay, but they deserve it. That’s a conclusion I reached last Saturday after attending the annual meeting of the Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers ( www.marp.org ), which is celebrating its 40 th year. Founded by John...