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Amtrak ridership is at record highs, so how do Republicans react? By calling for the trains to be privatized. But despite their ideological claims, privatization won’t do much at all to improve service on the trains, a lesson that we should heed as we move ahead with high speed rail. Wine tasting on the Coast […]

Oct 11th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

Trofim Denisovich Lysenko may or may not have been a good scientist. (According to the agricultural scientists, he probably wasn’t.) But he was a good scientist in the Soviet Union in the 1920s, where ideological correctness, toeing the party line, was far more important than whether your conclusions were actually valid or not. Lysenko was […]

Jun 13th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

The Times is reporting Richard Branson wants a piece of California HSR: Virgin Trains, which operates the West Coast Main Line in Britain, is bidding for a slice of President Obama’s multibillion-dollar upgrade of the American rail network, The Times has learnt. Virgin is understood to be the only British company involved in the President’s […]

Feb 25th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

I’m headed to Arizona for the holidays and will be back on December 29. So in the meantime we’ll have a few open threads every other day to tide us over. I wish I had more time to write about this, but Yonah has an excellent post on HSR privatization over at The Transport Politic. […]

Dec 23rd, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized