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Is Amtrak Guilty of Securities Fraud?

Amtrak's claims that 2019 passenger revenues covered all but $29 million of its costs are a complete misrepresentation of the truth, which is that it lost more than $1 billion in 2019.

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Living in a Fantasy World

Austin planners have made unrealistic assumptions about future travel patterns that will lead to misspent tax dollars, increased consumer costs, and greater traffic congestion.

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LA Metro’s Climate Strategy

Contrary to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, reductions in Los Angeles bus service and bus ridership are actually helping the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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150 Years of Boondoggles

The 150th anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad should be a day of mourning for the biggest boondoggle of nineteenth-century America.

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NY-NJ Should Put Up or Shut Up

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is upset that the Trump Administration won't fund 81 percent of an expensive tunnel under the Hudson River, but the administration is merely following Congressional direction.

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Yesterday’s Technology the Day After Tomorrow

California's high-speed rail project was doomed from the start: slower  than flying, less convenient than driving, and more expensive than both, the state should never have  considered it, much less commenced construction.

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Census Data Detail Transit’s Decline

Census data released last week reveal that the young people who supposedly love transit and low-income people who supposedly need transit are the ones who are abandoning transit and causing the steady decline in transit ridership over the last four year.

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Commuting in 2017

Just-released census data reveal that the number of transit commuters is shrinking while the numbers of people who drive to work and work at home are rapidly growing.

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Commuting in 2017

Transit commuting is declining while the average and median incomes of the people who continue to commute by transit are growing and are higher than the national average/median.

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Commuting in 2017

Transit commuting declined in 2017 and the average and median income of the remaining transit commuters both grew to more than the national average/median, leading to the question of why we are subsidizing high-income people to ride transit.