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Rally to Restore the Sunset Limited!

June 6, 2012

Written By Sean Jeans Gail Rally to Restore the Sunset Limited! Local train advocates are holding a rally to help restore the Sunset Limited at 11am on Saturday, June 23rd. The event will be held at the historical Tallahassee Train Station, and will feature speakers, live Music, food and refreshments. The rally will move over to the Railroad Square Art Park for a free concert by JB's Zydezo Zo...

Downeaster train will spur $7.2 billion in construction, says FRA head

June 5, 2012

Written By Sean Jeans Gail Maine has one of the most aggressive rail passenger rail programs in the country, and last week Federal Administrator Joe Szabo gave a compelling address about how that's helping Maine's economy: Tourism is one of Maine’s biggest industries. According to Carolann Oulette, Director of Maine’s Office of Tourism, more visitors come to Maine from Boston than any other...

Youth demand for automobiles on the wane

May 24, 2012

Written By Sean Jeans Gail Image: Wikicommons; Author: HallgrimssonProgressive Railroading's Julie Sneider had an interesting piece this week on the waning interest in automobiles on display among American youth: Americans’ love of driving had been increasing steadily from the end of World War II until early in the 21st century. But in 2011, the average American was driving 6 percent fewer mil...