Intercity Passenger Rail Makes A Comeback

Now that flying is more difficult, intercity passenger rail connected to airport terminals seems like a good idea.

November 24, 2001, 9:00 AM PST

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight

"Airlines are issuing joint tickets that combine air and rail and assigning flight numbers to trains.Advocates of this approach in the U.S. say it could help cut down on airport congestion, an especially pressing concern during the busy holiday travel season. "It's a first step toward better integrating aviation and rail in this country," Matthew Coogan, a transportation consultant in White River Junction, Vt., says of the Newark Airport station. By substituting trains for short-haul flights, airports could free landing and takeoff space for longer-distance flights."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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