Obama on Rail Transit

imagine if that beautiful AGV train awaited you…

For me this is a two-issue election: The Iraq War (get out now), and environmental policy.

What with all of the news about the “gas tax holiday” (see post below), Obama has emerged as the true winner.  I only hope that he is the democratic nominee, and the rest of America takes their head out of the sand long enough to realize that he will actually move our country forward.

read this quote from the Grist, remember my love for trains, and go vote for Obama:

“The irony is with the gas prices what they are, we should be expanding rail service. One of the things I have been talking bout for awhile is high speed rail connecting all of these Midwest cities — Indianapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, St. Louis. They are not that far away from each other. Because of how big of a hassle airlines are now. There are a lot of people if they had the choice, it takes you just about as much time if you had high speed rail to go the airport, park, take your shoes off.

This is something that we should be talking about a lot more. We are going to be having a lot of conversations this summer about gas prices. And it is a perfect time to start talk about why we don’t have better rail service. We are the only advanced country in the world that doesn’t have high speed rail. We just don’t have it. And it works on the Northeast corridor. They would rather go from New York to Washington by train than they would by plane. It is a lot more reliable and it is a good way for us to start reducing how much gas we are using. It is a good story to tell.”

Obama on rail transit | Gristmill: The environmental news blog | Grist

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