My wife and I were married last month in Brooklyn. For our honeymoon, we wanted to see as many great American cities as we could. In 19 days of travel, we visited Chicago, Seattle, Portland (Ore.), San Francisco, Los Angeles and New Orleans (and also stopped briefly in Cleveland, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Houston, Atlanta, Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia). How could two people as obsessed as […]
HSR trains can immediately through-run to Bay Area and Sacramento on existing tracks
Last week I took the train from Oakland to Bakersfield. In Bakersfield, I transferred to a bus to get to Los Angeles. Believe it or not, at eight hours, that’s the fastest Amtrak route between the two cities. While the state has spent the past sixty or seventy years building freeways, its intercity trains have […]
With new rail service breaking the one-millionth rider mark, is it time to think about extending past Larkspur and applying this strategy in other parts of the Bay Area?
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This is Part 4 of a five-part series on U.S. rail travel. (Parts 1, 2 and 3.) Susan Donovan boarding Metro-North Train No. 737 on July 11, beginning an 8,000-mile rail journey at Grand Central Terminal. I always find it a little amazing that a handful of times a day, one can descend into Penn […]