Category Archives: Politics

  1. The Upgrading of Our Regional Rail System Is Now Called the SPIRE Plan.

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    October 18, 2016 by seradt

    In an effort to consolidate the many critical pieces of the Seattle-Tacoma (-Olympia) rail modernization project into one digestible concept for the public, …
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  2. Anderson Cooper Gets It Wrong—Badly.

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    March 27, 2013 by seradt

    Though modern American politicking is impossibly divisive and contentious, it is commonly agreed upon by the politically diverse multitudes that …
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  3. California HSR, Amtrak, and the Importance of Selecting the Proper Equipment.

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    January 29, 2013 by seradt

    Significant news from these past two weeks focused on the newfound partnership between Amtrak, the United States’ perennially underfunded passenger …
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  4. The City of Lakewood and the Politics of “No!”

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    November 15, 2012 by seradt

    WSDOT has been ambitious with its long-term goals for a world-class intercity rail service between Portland and Seattle, while also …
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  5. The Cascades Context: The Absolute Mess That Is Modern American Passenger Railroading.

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    September 26, 2012 by seradt

    This blog, dedicated as it is to passenger railways, cities and politics, is particularly intent on covering the transformation of …
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