Tag: transportation

Will We Repair Our Green Infrastructure?

Written by | July 16th, 2009

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The Amtrak train sits idle in the station, as the passengers alternately make cell phone calls from the platform or drink warm beer from their seats. There’s a gas leak ahead along the tracks in Baltimore, and the whole Northeast rail corridor is shut down. Coming on the heels of the June crash in the […]

High-Speed Rail (or, Why Conservation Can’t Afford To Be Conservative)

Written by | May 20th, 2009

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Ray LaHood, President Obama’s transportation secretary, recently pledged to remake the nation’s transportation system, with the key goal of making it more environmentally sustainable. As part of that, Obama has promised to put down $8 billion to start construction of a high-speed intercity rail network. This investment is something that’s long overdue, and would correct […]

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