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With a new administration in D.C., it's time to think outside of the box because passenger rail's survival just may depend on it

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tackling the Headlines 37

Cost to upgrade the Northeast Corridor? A whole lotta money!
Take: Just imagine what could be done with the National System with $151 billion.

Take: Hopefully, someone from G&W actually has a clue that operating passenger service that connects with  Amtrak and other shortline railroads is a business plan worth having.

Take: After numerous false starts, the Hamburg-Cologne Express began running. Could ventures like the HKX and Italo work in North America? They could in the United States but a lot of strings would have to be pulled. As for Canada, it may have no choice but to rely on such private ventures as long as Via Rail's management is more interested in plotting the railroad's suicide.

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