U.S., Andrew Selden On Passenger Train Funding: Getting The Most From New Rail Capital

By Andrew Selden, Guest Commentator; August 30, 2021 If congress chooses to appropriate new capital to develop intercity passenger rail…

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U.S., Newton, Kansas: Superliner IIIs And The Year 2026

By Andrew Selden, Guest Commentator; April 26, 2021 Newton, Kansas – July 9, 2026 Train 23, the Grand Canyon, but…

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U.S., Andrew Selden: A Primer For Maximizing Return On Federal Investment Of New Passenger Rail Capital

By Andrew Selden, Guest Commentator; April 7, 2021 Occasionally, it is useful to go back to basics. A moment when…

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U.S., Three Steps To Fix American Passenger Trains Now While The $80 Billion Plan Is Debated

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation, April 5, 2021 As we further examine Amtrak’s letter to Santa Claus…

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U.S.: Minnesota funding for second train to Chicago thwarted

By Janet Moore, Star Tribune; November 4, 2020 Supporters of a proposed second round-trip train between the Twin Cities and…

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U.S., Commentary: Amtrak, Tri-weekly, The future, and Yogi

Editor’s Note: The commentary below is by Russ Jackson of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of California. Mr. Jackson is the…

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U.S., Commentary – TRIP REPORT: The Texas Eagle to LAUS; Amtrak Food; Fred; and Dear Senator___

Editor’s Note: The following commentary is provided by the venerable retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review. – Corridorrail.com…

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U.S., Opinion: Garbage Served, Garbage Generated

By Andrew Selden, Railway Age Magazine; January 4, 2020 In 1837, Hans Christian Anderson published a modernized and revised version…

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Amtrak’s Interregional Growth Opportunities

By Andrew Selden, Railway Age Magazine; October 7, 2019 Years ago, the Minnesota Association of Railroad Passengers ran an experiment.…

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Experiential Travel and Amtrak

By Andrew Selden, Railway Age Magazine; September 18, 2019 Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson proposes to eliminate most of Amtrak’s interregional…

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Andrew Selden: Deciphering the Amtrak Puzzle

By Andrew Selden, Railway Age Magazine; August 5, 2019 CEO Richard Anderson’s announced strategy to reposition Amtrak’s train operations is…

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Andrew Selden Opinion: Repeat actions don’t produce different outcomes

By Andrew Selden, Railway Age Magazine; April 20, 2019 Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson and his chief deputy, Stephen Gardner, have…

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Andrew Selden’s Rail Odyssey: A great circle tour of the American West on Amtrak trains

By Andrew Selden; March 24, 2019 In late February my wife and I undertook a three-week, 5,800-mile, great circle loop…

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Andrew Selden responds to Amtrak’s Stephen Gardner opinion article in Railway Age Magazine

By Andrew Selden, United Rail Passenger Alliance, Railway Age Magazine; January 4, 2019 Amtrak Senior Executive Vice President Stephen Gardner’s…

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Unintended consequences

By Andrew Selden, Railway Age Magazine; September 19, 2018 Underlying the ancient aphorism “be careful what you wish for ……

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Andrew Selden Opinion: No way to run a passenger railroad

By Andrew Selden, Railway Age Magazine; July 6, 2018 What does a deflated balloon look like? That is becoming an…

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Reimagining Amtrak stations

By Andrew C. Selden, Railway Age Magazine; June 18, 2018 Amtrak is embarked upon an aggressive plan to “de-staff” the…

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Automobiles, planes, and—oh yes—trains

By Andrew Selden, Railway Age Magazine; June 1, 2018 Passenger trains don’t operate in a vacuum. They compete for business…

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Andrew Selden: Making the numbers work for passenger rail

By Andrew Selden, President, United Rail Passenger Alliance; September 30, 2017 Passenger trains, by themselves, cannot pay the full costs…

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