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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

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Random thoughts #14

  1. This map is a special track from Jacksonville Union Terminal to the former Atlantic Coast Line route. This will come in handy should Florida wise up and start corridor service.
  2. Possible sites for a new station in D.C. Seven billion dollars to overhaul a historic station is still a lot of money even if it is a fraction of what Amtrak is telling everyone it'll cost to overhaul the Northeast Corridor and build a brand new HSR line between Washington and Boston. Also, if intercity rail is opened up to other companies, not all of them may want to have anything to do with Union Station.
  3. Given that the Knowledge Corridor is being rebuilt, the Berkshires route is being advanced by movers and shakers, it's now time to get the Central Corridor going. MA Governor Deval Patrick has promoted the first two routes, he should join his counterpart in CT and back the latter route as well.

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