News, analysis and commentary on passenger trains and train travel in the United States.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Overcroded, Malfunctioning Trains Help Fox Blogger Make Case for Transit
Fox Business News blogger Brian Sullivan provides an interesting look at a calamitous day commuting to New York from Morristown, NJ, aboard NJ Transit. In a manner that can be considered truly Foxian, he says his woes make the case for increased investment in transit: "Consider rail improvements an investment … something we can’t say about much of the other parts of the “stimulus.” However, I disagree with his suggestion to privatize. I'm sure patrons of the MBTA commuter lines serving Boston and Metrolink in Los Angeles, while rely on privatized operators feel the same way.