Useful at a better speed- McGill Tribune column

(for my final column, I decide to discuss  topic that concerns me deeply: trains.)

“Inter-city rail in North America is often far below the standards of other developed nations. In many parts of the continent, notably those outside of the Eastern Seaboard and select other hubs, rail service simply isn’t a competitive alternative to driving or flying. The Montreal-New York corridor, spanning two major metropolitan areas across a distance of 381 miles, is an excellent case study of the current issues with rail services across North America, and brings to light some potential solutions. Evidence of the problems is not hard to find—the train currently takes almost 11 hours (when on schedule), substantially longer than taking the bus or driving.”

Read the rest here: http://mcgilltribune.com/useful-at-a-better-speed/

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