Bad ideas never seem to truly die in Washington.
Biden Threatens To Veto GOP Spending Bill That Would 'Cut' Amtrak Funding to Double Pre-Pandemic Levels
Amtrak has historically received $2 billion in federal subsidies each year. Under Republicans' "draconian" cuts, they'd receive over $5 billion next year.
That's more than $21,000 per foot. And the tab doesn't include operating costs, which taxpayers will also heavily subsidize.
The legislation—which was introduced in response to the derailment in East Palestine, Ohio—pushes pet projects and would worsen the status quo.
In 2019, the Trump administration blocked a costly and ineffective mandate for two-man railroad crews long sought by unions. Now, the former president wholeheartedly supports it.
You're 2,200 times more likely to die when traveling by car as opposed to by airplane.
The rail lines servicing Washington, D.C.'s Union Station are carrying as little as a quarter of their pre-pandemic ridership. Officials still want to triple the station's capacity.
"The greatest thing that ever happened to me was to be born in a free country of modest means and to have opportunities," says the Nobel Prize–winning economist.
After the East Palestine Derailment, Congress Is Trying To Force Unrelated, Costly Regulations on Railroads
A bipartisan bill backed by J.D. Vance and Sherrod Brown would include a two-member crew mandate that unions have long sought—and that wouldn't have prevented the Ohio disaster.
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WMATA suspended automated train operations after the deadly 2009 Fort Totten crash. Perennial efforts to bring them back over the past decade have repeatedly fallen through.
Four of the 12 unions representing workers on America's freight rail lines have voted to reject a new contract.
The New York Times newsroom illustrates what happens when you listen to the New York Times editorial board.
Once again, Washington is giving us every reason to believe it's selling favors to cronies even if it means everyone else loses.
Why hasn't a collapse in rail transit service produced nightmarish levels of traffic congestion? Thank working from home and flexible work schedules.
Labor unions have been lobbying federal regulators to mandate that all freight trains operate with two-person crews in the cab. But automation renders this largely pointless.
A bill approved by the Senate’s Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation would give the money-losing rail company $19 billion over 5 years.
A grant revoked under President Donald Trump will be returned.
Advocates of high-speed rail have been overpromising and underdelivering for decades, but Biden just raised the bar.
It's a regulation-heavy Monday.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says we should be "dreaming big." But the Golden State's vaunted high-speed rail project is turning out to be a train to nowhere.
A struggling, costly boondoggle sees a much friendlier administration taking charge.
As the state deals with budget cuts and deficits, some boosters still fight to keep construction going.
This is what happens when you think all of America looks like the Acela corridor.
It didn't, and now the Loop Trolley needs a $700,000 bailout to stay afloat.
L.A. politicians' continued preference for rail projects is screwing over the bus riders who depend on transit the most.
The Trump Administration has cut off funding for the budget-busting boondoggle.
State leaders cannot seem to let a bad project die.
Is this the world's sloppiest light rail project?
"The real battle in the Democratic Party is between reality and fantasy," says Chapman University's Joel Kotkin.
Without a realistic avenue to complete the project, why would they keep helping pay?
Trump has exhibited a "flagrant disregard of fundamental separation of powers principles engrained in the United States Constitution," the suit reads.
A corrupt boondoggle that broke the bank for subsidized middle-class trips would not have been the flagship for a greener America.
Celebrate, don't mourn, the end of what's always been a bad plan.
Government planners do not understand markets, so they promote overly pricey projects that fail to meet our real-world transportation needs.
The California senator's terrible record on policy extends to infrastructure.
Australian State Government Accuses Light Rail Contractor of Incompetence, Then Gives it Another Multi-Million-Dollar Contract
Sydney's light rail extension is a year behind schedule and almost $500 million over budget.
Gavin Newsom wants to build only the top half.
A ballot initiative planned for 2020 would let voters kill the overbudgeted, underfunded, behind-schedule monstrosity.
In 2012 Analysts Warned Australian Light Rail Line Would Be a Huge Boondoggle. The Government Buried the Report. Now Taxpayers Are Paying the Price.
Sydney's new light rail line is over budget, overdue, and the target of multiple lawsuits.
Washington D.C.'s rail transit system is increasingly irrelevant to the city it's supposed to serve.