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Video: This is Why We Need High-Speed Rail in the Northeast

High-speed rail isn't just an environment and energy solution. It also makes great economic and business sense. This video explains.


For some reason, high-speed rail has been pigeonholed as nothing more than an environmental and energy issue. All too often overlooked is the positive economic, business, and development impact of building reliable, speedy mass transit. This video from the Regional Plan Association makes a pretty bulletproof case not only for the benefit of high-speed rail in the Northeast Corridor of the United States, but for its necessity.

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Maybe Mass Transit Does Hate America: Amtrak Train Kills Bald Eagle

As if red, white, and blue-blooded Republicans needed another reason to hate on mass transit. Amtrak kills bald eagles.

As if Republicans needed another reason to hate mass transit, late last night the very symbol of American freedom was crushed by a train. An Amtrak train struck and killed a bald eagle. The tragic incident occurred on Amtrak's popular Northeast line between Baltimore and Wilmington, Delaware. (No word on whether Joe Biden was on board.)

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Amtrak As Subway Map

See Amtrak's entire passenger rail system laid out like a subway map.

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