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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...
Tue, Nov 17 2009
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...
Mon, Jan 18 2010
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...
Thu, Jan 28 2010
My night with the train-haters
Matt Van Hattem
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...
Fri, Aug 20 2010
Timing is everything
On a Saturday night, will I slip on the ICE? I’m in Germany this week to attend the biennual InnoTrans conference. This is at the fairgrounds in Berlin, and it’s a showcase of the world’s newest and fastest trains, and other technological wonders of this age (railroad tunnel boring...
Mon, Sep 20 2010
Asia’s most outrageous transportation
Matt Van Hattem
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...
Tue, Apr 5 2011
Amtrak and CHSRA team up for new high speed trains
Amtrak and the California High Speed Rail Authority are joining forces this coming week to begin the process of ordering up to 62 sets of high-speed trains for use in both the Northeast Corridor and in the Golden State. Thirty-two of the train sets would be earmarked for the NEC, for use at speeds up...
Fri, Jan 11 2013
HSR = DOA
"Do not be dissuaded by a few detractors," Ray LaHood, the soon-to-be former secretary of transportation, told the U.S. High Speed Rail Association this week. LaHood spoke after learning that Florida Republican congressman John Mica will again try to privitize the Northeast Corridor. But the fact is...
Fri, Feb 15 2013
Fighting the good fight in Michigan
Kevin P. Keefe
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...
Wed, Sep 18 2013
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