Amtrak Rail in the USA
Public Rail Transportation - Amtrak
Back in the early part of the last century the primary mode of transportation to
the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and many of our National Parks and our cities and
their tourism spots were the rail roads of the USA. Unfortunately, the oil and
automotive industry nearly, and almost completely, destroyed public transport by
rail. From the ashes of this rose the Phoenix of Amtrak, a government run
passenger rail service that crisscrosses the USA and provides low cost,
comfortable, and scenic views of America.
High Speed Rail - Why it is needed
California has decided to go with the High Speed Rail for Amtrak from San
Francisco to locations in the Central Valley and southern California areas.
This is to eventually tie into a network the stretches from the Canadian to the
Mexican borders, and to Las Vegas and the American Southwest Tourist areas.
This will be a boom to the tourism industry in these areas. The east coast
from Washington, D.C., to Boston, MA already has some High-Speed rail service
and it to will be expanded down the coast to Florida, which will improve tourism
along its path. HSR is here to stay, and if you are a tourist or a
provider of services to tourist, then you should welcome the technological
advancement of HSR; it means improved access, or business opportunities.
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Short range, High-Speed Commuter Rail
There are many areas of the country that are bedroom communities to larger
cities, Benson, Vail, and Willcox Arizona is one such area that is tied to
Tucson by Interstate 10, and freight railroad tracks used twice a day by
Amtrak's long-range trains. The problem is that Amtrak only stops in
Benson, and it is going the wrong way at the times the commuters need the
transportation. The suggestion is this:
Amtrak and the freight line carriers should consider having five (5) commuter
runs per day in each direction, two in the morning, one at noon, and two in the
evening. These would be single self-propelled cars remotely or physically
operated that can carry from 30 to 50 passengers. These passengers would
be commuters, tourist, students, shoppers, seniors, handicapped and youth the do
not drive, and entertainment seekers that want to travel to Tucson toss down a
few and get safely home in the same day without the hassles of the I-10 trip and
associated cost and traffic.
The rails are there, the track time is there, the stations are there, all it
will take is Amtrak wanting to serve the community while making a buck doing so.
And if it works out, Amtrak should consider doing the same in many other rail