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At least five people are dead and dozens injured after an Amtrak Northeast Regional train derailed last night near Philadelphia. This wasn’t a high-speed Acela train, but the crash occurred on the same Amtrak-owned Northeast Corridor tracks that the Acela uses. Yonah Freemark has joined others in suggesting that the lack of positive train control […]

May 13th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

There’s a lot to dislike in the latest attack on passenger rail from the House Republicans, including further efforts to defund the vital long-distance routes. But what’s particularly annoying is their ongoing effort to confine high speed rail in America to the Northeast Corridor, even though other regions have a strong need for HSR as […]

Sep 16th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Rather than ask a bunch of HSR experts about the reasons why President Obama’s high speed rail plans are struggling (answer: Republicans), the New York Times asked a bunch of HSR critics and opponents. It should be no surprise that the resulting article misses some important points: While Republican opposition and community protests have slowed […]

Aug 7th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

The quite successful, profit-generating Amtrak Acela is currently the only service resembling high speed rail in the United States. With an occasional top speed of 150 mph, and an average of 80 mph, it has been able to attract a lot of travelers and has a bigger share of the travel market on the Northeast […]

Sep 5th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized