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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Tackling the Headlines 45

Service could be returning to BC

Service on Vancouver Island has been inactive for months due to bad tracks.
Take: Given Via's recent moves, letting the new owner operate the route is not a bad idea at all.

Oh, Wanderu

The startup company has enlisted former Greyhound and Priceline executives as advisers.
Take: The bus thing is fine but they should wait until there are more rail operators because the only state where this idea would work is New York in interlining Amtrak with Saratoga & North Creek at Saratoga Springs.

Virgin Trains to operate West Coast Line until 2014

A new deal was just inked.
Take: Even more evidence that the British government messed up the allocation of this route big time.

Tucson’s airport wants in on the action

The airport is really adamant about being included in the state's plan.
Take: As an era of modal cooperation takes hold, rail-airport links will become more vital than ever.

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