book: Waiting on a Train: The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Service | James McCommons ...

Suche books:   

Waiting on a Train: The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Service

James McCommons

Chelsea Green Publishing, 2009 - 304 pages
view larger image
 for more information click here

During the tumultuous year of 2008--when gas prices reached $4 a gallon, Amtrak set ridership records, and a commuter train collided with a freight train in California--journalist James McCommons spent a year on America's trains, talking to the people who ride and work the rails throughout much of the Amtrak system. Organized around these rail journeys, Waiting on a Train is equal parts travel narrative, personal memoir, and investigative journalism.

Readers meet the historians, railroad executives, transportation officials, politicians, government regulators, railroad lobbyists, and passenger-rail advocates who are rallying around a simple question: Why has the greatest railroad nation in the world turned its back on the very form of transportation that made modern life and mobility possible?

Distrust of railroads in the nineteenth century, overregulation in the twentieth, and heavy government subsidies for airports and roads have left the country with a skeletal intercity passenger-rail system. Amtrak has endured for decades, and yet failed to prosper owing to a lack of political and financial support and an uneasy relationship with the big, remaining railroads.

While riding the rails, McCommons explores how the country may move passenger rail forward in America--and what role government should play in creating and funding mass-transportation systems. Against the backdrop of the nation's stimulus program, he explores what it will take to build high-speed trains and transportation networks, and when the promise of rail will be realized in America.

 for more information click here

 for more information click here

 for more information click here

hot or not?    What's your opinion?     Write a review and share your thoughts!



Duck and Recover: The Embattled Business Owner's Guide to Survival ...
The Embattled Road (Military Romantic Suspense) (Lost and Found ...
Seat of Empire: The Embattled Birth of Austin, Texas (Grover E. ...
The Embattled Innocence: Recollections of a Muslim Relief Worker
China's Wings: War, Intrigue, Romance, and Adventure in the Middle ...


The Wreck of the Ethie
A Man and His Ship: America's Greatest Naval Architect and His Quest ...
Titanic : An Illustrated History
Flying Between Heaven and Earth
Last Dinner On the Titanic: Menus and Recipes from the Great Liner


Waiting in Vain
Oh, The Places You'll Go!
Going Long (Waiting on the Sidelines Book 2)
The Power In Waiting
Waiting for Love (The McCarthys of Gansett Island Series) (Volume 8)

search for books
embattled, future, passenger, rail, service, train, waiting

Suche books:   

camera photo
cell phones
classical music
gourmet food
health personal care
musical instruments
office products
outdoor living
computer video games
popular music
sporting goods
tools hardware
watches jewelry

randomly chosen

DVD: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Special Edition)

home  impressum - about us