Category Archives: Pennsylvanian

State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Pennsylvania

Railroad ridership in Pennsylvania is booming. Ridership on SEPTA Regional Rail, the railroad serving Philadelphia and surrounding counties, is up 63% from where it was 20 years ago, and reached a 20-year high in March 2015, the most recent month … Continue reading

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State of U.S. Passenger Rail – New Jersey

Despite actions by New Jersey’s governor, a Republican who terminated a major New Jersey rail expansion project that would have doubled track capacity into New York City then transferred the funds to roadway widening, and who has instituted massive increases … Continue reading

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Trying to Get to Chicago

The Lake Shore Limited travels through Hastings, N.Y. (Photo by David Sommer via RRPictureArchives.net.) My wife, Susan, and I just got invited to a wedding in Chicago on Oct. 11, two and a half months from now. The Three Rivers … Continue reading

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