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Railway Transportation

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  • Economic studies offer great escape

    The economy got you feeling blue? Can't shake the market malaise? Need a pecuniary pick-me-up? Look no further than any one of a number of economic-impact studies released on everything from high-speed rail to cruise ships. It's just what the doctor...
  • Magical Express sets bar high for high-speed rail

    As the number of domestic passengers flowing through Orlando International Airport decreased nearly 7 percent last year, there was one segment of travelers that continued to grow. The total number of people riding Disney's Magical Express, the door-to-...
  • How far will this latest run for trains take us?

    A whopping 64 percent of Florida voters rejected high-speed rail in 2004. Twice in the past two years, the Legislature turned back a new commuter rail in Central Florida. It also rejected additional funding for existing commuter rail in South Florida....
  • Opposing SunRail could cost Scott

    Opposing SunRail could cost Scott
    Even a multimillionaire who financed his way into the Governor's Mansion has to be thrifty when it comes to spending his political capital. And Rick Scott would spend a wad of it if he chooses to kill SunRail. There are so many development projects,...
  • Events mark Flagler railroad's Key West milestone

    Events mark Flagler railroad's Key West milestone
    It's only a week until the 100th anniversary of the inaugural journey of Henry Flagler's Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad, which arrived for the first time in Key West on Jan. 22, 1912. The celebration will be in full swing this week in the Florida Keys,...
  • Newton: L.A. needs this job generator

    Newton: L.A. needs this job generator
    If you've wondered why people complain about the difficulty of doing business in Los Angeles, consider the Southern California International Gateway project. BNSF is prepared to invest $500 million to build the gateway, a rail loading yard that would...
  • Portland Still A Gap In State's Air Line Trail

    Portland Still A Gap In State's Air Line Trail
    Sigh. That's pretty much my reaction each time I pass portions of the abandoned Air Line Railroad as it twists and turns from the rusting iron swing bridge across the Connecticut River through Portland and into the Cobalt section of East Hampton....
  • Portland Officials Hold Hope For Converting A Portion Of Air Line Railroad Into Hiking Trail

    Portland Officials Hold Hope For Converting A Portion Of Air Line Railroad Into Hiking Trail
    A few weeks ago, I wrote a column reminiscing about my childhood adventures along the former Air Line Railroad in my hometown of Portland and whether that portion of the former Boston to New York route would ever be converted to a hiking trail. I...
  • In Portland, A Reminder Of Railroads' Heyday

    In Portland, A Reminder Of Railroads' Heyday
    When you walk through an ancient tunnel that takes a stream beneath abandoned railroad tracks, there are basically two scenarios. The first is that you walk through slowly, admiring the turn-of-the-century craftmanship of railroad builders as you view...
  • Improvements Make Manchester's Cheney Rail Trail Easier To Walk

    Shortly after parking my car near the railroad tracks in Manchester, I heard the sound of a train whistle. And I knew in an instant it wasn't a train as I saw Susan Barlow wearing an engineer's hat and blowing into a wooden whistle. I had arrived at the...
  • Brown needs pollution bucks for bullet train

    Brown needs pollution bucks for bullet train
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown finally is showing us the money he hopes to parlay into paying for his bullet train. Basically, it's the cash from selling licenses to pollute. It's not called pollution licensing, of course. Officially, it's a cap-...