1. Improving Rail Mobility in the Puget Sound: A Mapped, Annotated Plan.

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    August 26, 2015 by seradt

    COMPLETELY UPDATED: The February 19, 2017, technical updates to the SPIRE plan, linked here, supersede the proposals detailed within this …
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  2. The Lunacy of the Seat Assignment.

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    May 16, 2013 by seradt

      Though it is comparatively easier to board and ride a Cascades train than it is to trundle early to …
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. The Pacific Northwest’s Very Own: the Cascades.

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    September 9, 2012 by seradt

    I had the privilege to admire Cascades train 506 rolling effortlessly into Georgetown a few days ago, on its way …
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