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The Future of the US Rail System

This post is part of a blogging series by economics students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…
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Political Opposition to High Speed Rail is Beyond Stupidity

High speed rail remains a sort of punching bag when it comes to rhetoric about government spending and America’s unstoppable devotion to the…

Where’s the Beef? Amtrak’s Putting It in the Engine!

OK, so the pun on “cattle car” was already taken. Amtrak has started testing a locomotive run on biodiesel made from beef tallow¬†on…

5 Years Later: Amtrak Survives Bush, Expands

A look back at trains in the U.S., in 3p, and about rail's role in the future.

Holy Job Creation: Bring on High Speed Rail

Say what you will about the stimulus package and government spending in general, there are some things that work well with government investment,…

Wine Tastings, Crab Cakes and Great Scenery – Is This Why Amtrak Is Rising?

Amtrak, the nation’s passenger rail system, has been declared dead so many times, it must feel like the characters in Monty Python’s SPAM-A-LOT…

Business Lines Up in Support of Amtrak

Train travel is the most efficient form of motorized travel around (even Amtrak critics agree). Nonetheless, it remains poorly developed in the United…