A side-by-side comparison between Amtrak and the airlines on a weekend trip between Rochester, New York and New York City
Inverness is a city in Scotland that has less than a quarter of the population of my home city and more than 5 times the train departures. The incredible disparity between U.S. and European passenger rail systems is astounding
People are quick to point to an empty bus or a half-full train as a waste of public resources… but do we pay as much attention to all those empty rural expressways?
Amtrak’s CEO says the passenger rail giant will be profitable for the first time in the next 12 months
I rode a folding bike from Syracuse to Utica, and it was pretty amazing.
Transit ridership is down sharply. Here’s why, and what it means going forward.
Buffalo’s Metro Rail has a “blue collar” approach to moving people about a city that is just starting to turn the corner
Small study shows that light rail is still the preferred form of mass transit
The hottest establishments are ones where you can spend a minute or hours, alone or with friends and feel perfectly welcome.
High speed rail would be great for New York, but a simpler, more cost effective solution is the right one.
Imagine waking up one day to a new law… a national 30mph speed limit. What would happen?
Detroit’s new streetcar adds to the fun of downtown, but does little to provide real transit
In two and a half years of The Urban Phoenix, I’ve traveled across New York State more times than I
A recap of this week, and a look ahead as UP adds new and exciting content
Last Saturday I hopped an Amtrak train bound for Utica New York and one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day