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Jul 24, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

Officials from the Department of Transportation's State Rail Authority will be in Charles Town this weekend for one in a series of statewide public information meetings on the future of rail travel.

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Mountaineer

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Jul 24, 2013
 
There is no future for rail travel in WV. Meeting adjourned.
capitalist pig

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Mountaineer wrote:
There is no future for rail travel in WV. Meeting adjourned.
Don't let Joe Biden hear you say that.
Mountaineer

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capitalist pig wrote:
<quoted text>Don't let Joe Biden hear you say that.
I've had the misfortune of taking Amtrak a couple times and arrived several hours late. Without dedicated passenger tracks, counting on the trains that run through WV for timely travel is a joke. Freight takes precedence while Amtrak trains sit and wait for a clear track.

I've also had the chance to ride high speed trains in Europe - smooth, quiet, fast, and on time. When a schedule board give a departure time, that's when it leaves. No comparison with here in the U.S. It's just not a priority. Outside of metro areas here, public transportation is a joke. Heck, even in Mexico the buses are nicer than Greyhound. It's particularly bad locally. Even Mercer and McDowell Counties feature a regular bus service:
http://ridethebatbus.com/
capitalist pig

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Mountaineer wrote:
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I've had the misfortune of taking Amtrak a couple times and arrived several hours late. Without dedicated passenger tracks, counting on the trains that run through WV for timely travel is a joke. Freight takes precedence while Amtrak trains sit and wait for a clear track.
I've also had the chance to ride high speed trains in Europe - smooth, quiet, fast, and on time. When a schedule board give a departure time, that's when it leaves. No comparison with here in the U.S. It's just not a priority. Outside of metro areas here, public transportation is a joke. Heck, even in Mexico the buses are nicer than Greyhound. It's particularly bad locally. Even Mercer and McDowell Counties feature a regular bus service:
http://ridethebatbus.com/
we love our cars. I would love to take my grandaughter on a train trip if there was good service. She loved the train up at Cass

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Jul 24, 2013
 

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Who is John Galt?
Marian The Librarian

Richmond, VA

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Jul 24, 2013
 
JamieWV wrote:
Who is John Galt?
Read "Atlas Shrugged".
Marian The Librarian

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Jul 24, 2013
 
But I have a feeling you already knew the answer. :)
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Beckley, WV

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JamieWV wrote:
Who is John Galt?
My Hero.
Conservative American

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Jul 27, 2013
 
Catman is my hero!!!
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Jul 30, 2013
 
Conservative American wrote:
Catman is my hero!!!
I figured A Hokie was your hero.......

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