Sunday, October 12, 2008

"Amtrak Ridership Through the Roof: Time for Some New Ideas in US Train Travel"

Here's a post on the site presenting novel ideas for Amtrak. The main points:
  1. Lay down a new system of tracks across the country for passenger trains only
  2. Start making double-wide trains
  3. Trains have to depart and arrive on time - try the Taiwanese method of boarding trains that never stop
All fine ideas to me, anything to improve efficiency and increase use of rail travel I'm for. I like the idea of boarding a train that never stops, this would be a neat engineering feat and radically reduce travel times. Anything that makes a commute time shorter I am all for.


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