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January 27, 2015
Julius Parod
The ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee sees the dilapidated state of America’s infrastructure and has a plan to do something about it.
January 27, 2015
Julius Parod
Over time the gas tax has become an important source of funding for many types of transportation, including transit. In the future it could include inter-city trains. However, because of political pressure, it has remained stagnant for decades, leaving our infrastructure underfunded and behind the times.
January 22, 2015
Shira Orlowek

As one of his first official acts, Governor Rauner signed an executive order putting all major transportation project orders on hold for further review. This includes the new Amtrak routes to Rockford and the Quad Cities.

January 12, 2015
Julius Parod
Did you know a two-person household can save an average of $9,986 per year by swapping one of their cars for public transit? In Chicago, those savings increase to $11,698.
January 08, 2015
Julius Parod
When California’s Governor Brown breaks ground in Fresno, it will represent the most tangible step towards high-speed rail America has ever known.
December 29, 2014
Julius Parod
It would take 48 new 8-lane crossings to replace transit for commuting trips into Manhattan (not counting trips within the borough). To handle the extra cars, there would need to be 62 square kilometers of parking - larger than the surface of the island itself.
December 29, 2014
Julius Parod
Are you having trouble keeping up with all the news coming out of California? It’s a little overwhelming trying to stay up to date as the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) seems to clear a new hurdle every week.
December 15, 2014
Julius Parod
Last week, the House and Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government afloat until next September. When President Obama signs the bill, Amtrak funding will remain at FY14 levels, at only $1.39 billion - $1 billion less than the administration asked for
December 08, 2014
Julius Parod
Why do you want better trains? I’ve found if you ask two rail supporters, you rarely hear the same answer.

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