Thursday, August 21, 2008

You Tube vidoes about rail passenger service...

Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida.Image via Wikipedia Here is a series of three videos, each about 9 minutes in length that talk go over the history of transportation investments and the need for better rail passenger service.

The focus on the videos is on developing more short distance corridors, but it does feature interviews with crew members and passenger aboard the Crescent with is a long distance train that runs from New York to New Orleans.

Here in the west we have a need for a better network of interconnected long distance trains more than corridor trains. The biggest problem facing the rail network out here is the lack of the networkable route system.

The final video features Matthew Melzer from the National Association of Railroad Passengers. I first met him when he was only 15 and already a passenger train advocate in California.

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