The Vulnerabilities Of U.S. Transportation

Recent events in the U.S. have highlighted the need for an integrated transportation network. Th nation's train system that has been suffering from decades of neglect should be strengthened.
November 24, 2001, 6am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"At a time when air tragedies have highlighted the role that passenger rail can play, why is the U.S. rail network still so hamstrung? How could it possibly be under renewed political attack? The answer is a complicated mix of factors, not least of which is a long-running deliberate government effort to promote modes of transportation like highway and air travel at the expense of rail. But there has also been a basic failure on the part of some politicians to understand a basic point about rail travel: It doesn't have to make money, or even break even, to be an important cog in a healthy economy."

Thanks to Aaron Overman

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Published on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 in Salon
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