March, 2011 - anmccaff - myProgressiveRailroading Blogs - MyProgressiveRailroading
    • 24 Mar 2011

    Fella's slow, but he gets there.

    "Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recently designated Amtrak's Northeast Corridor between Boston and Washington, D.C., as an "official" high-speed rail corridor, opening the region up to additional federal funding." Way to go, Ray, but what took you so damned long to recognize that the easiest place to revive something just might be the place where it hadn't quite died? http...
    • 3 Mar 2011

    Six to one.

    That's the ratio of public costs of trucking over rail, when including externalities, according to GAO. That's an estimate, but a minimum estimate; the ratio may be worse. The report is worth a look: For a summary - it's 67 pages -the highlights are at: Inland waterways come out looking quite good when externalities...