Romance of the Rails: Why the Passenger Trains We Love Are Not the Transportation We Need

Romance of the Rails: Why the Passenger Trains We Love Are Not the Transportation We Need

by Randal O'Toole

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944424947
Publisher: Cato Institute
Publication date: 10/26/2018
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 93,348
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Randal O’Toole is a Cato Institute Senior Fellow working on urban growth, public land, and transportation issues.

Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1: The Transcontinental Railroads Chapter 2: The Growth of Urban Transit Chapter 3: The Golden Age of Passenger Trains Chapter 4: The Golden Age of Rail Transit Chapter 5: The Silver Age of Passenger Trains Chapter 6: The Decline of Urban Rail Transit Chapter 7: The Decline of Intercity Passenger Trains Chapter 8: The Municipalization of Urban Transit Chapter 9: The Nationalization of Intercity Passenger Trains Chapter 10: American Cities Rediscover Rail Transit Chapter 11: Keeping Up with the Jones (International High-Speed Rail) Chapter 12: Rapidly Deteriorating Transit Chapter 13: Low-Capacity Rail Chapter 14: Streetcars and the Economic Development Hoax Chapter 15: It Would Have Cost Less to Buy Them All Priuses Chapter 16: Why Amtrak Is Being Replaced by Intercity Buses Chapter 17: The False Promise of High-Speed Rail Chapter 18: Passenger Rail in America’s Transportation Future

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