It’s my belief rail needs to be a BIG part of the future of travel in these great United States. Much of the popular environmental innovations getting press these days rests in automobiles, bus systems, and other smaller forms of transportation. I’m all for those changes. Rail, however, needs to be a major player in this century’s transportation reformation.
With the ability to carry large amounts of people to multiple cities across a wide swath of the country, I believe Amtrak ‘s commuter rail program needs and deserves investment in all possible areas, from upgrading of amenities including internet wi-fi and refurbished decor to possibly even federal investment in new track technologies.
May 12 is National Train Day, a perfect occasion to draw attention to an infrastructure already in place and prepared to be upgraded to 21st century standards. Let’s ride those rails!