Category Archives: ratpag Observes

ratpag <3 <3 <3 Blizzards

Can ratpag be serious for a minute?  Like 2nd Ave. Sagas’ “postmortem” on subway closures serious?  We love snow.  If this organization wasn’t about rail or transit (or recreation and travel) it’d probably be about the weather.  We’d call ourselves … Continue reading

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Transit Could Save Trillions – With a “T” – By 2050

Um, ratpag’s not entirely sure how legitimate our two sources – the Environment News Source and Sierra Sun Times (found at goldrushcam.com) – used in this post really are…but let’s just go with it and see what we come up with. So … Continue reading

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ratpag Reflects On One Of The Best Aspects Of Yesterday’s Climate March

Yesterday in New York City, where ratpag’s global headquarters is located, there was a march for against climate change.  ratpag thinks that’s a good thing.  Even better is that this climate change march closed several major avenues and crosstown streets to motor … Continue reading

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ratpag Dissects The Most Important Issue Regarding Scottish Independence: Rail and Transit

ratpag loves infighting.  We love “scaremongering” and fear.  Stories involving madmen and “painful” divorces make our little rat heart warm.  Given all that, we’ve been following Scotland’s vote for independence pretty closely.  But how to tie that into rail and … Continue reading

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Let ratpag Be Your Official Source For High Speed Rail News

Worn out?  Tired of being pressured to sign in and pay for articles posted on the websites of established, respectable news organizations?  Let ratpag be the answer to your problems. Today we have a rundown of a few non-California high … Continue reading

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Amtrak Grows Weary of the Bullshit; Starts Calling Out Others For Their Bullshit

Amtrak’s had something of a problem with on-time service lately. Well what else do you expect with Amtrak? Yeah, we get it that delays happen on trains – just like they do on planes and in cars – but it … Continue reading

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Beyoncé is the standard-bearer for mediocrity

Can ratpag get off-topic for a minute? The title of this post was buried deep in an article about Tavi Gevinson, which should be a hint that at least one of us at ratpag is female. And that makes Beyoncé-bashing OK, … Continue reading

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ratpag Announces Modified Service

America wanna see us live, not work. -Tron ratpag is proud to introduce our new format – instead of 5 original, creative, thought-provoking, introspective posts per week, we’ll instead be presenting 3 original, creative, thought-provoking, introspective posts per week.  Think this … Continue reading

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ratpag Sold Out; Wrote Something For Another Publication

We here at ratpag feel justified in posting a link to a story written by someone at ratpag that, in all honesty, would’ve been posted here anyways as a Failed Submission Friday if it hadn’t been successfully published.  So today’s post … Continue reading

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ratpag Gets Back to Its Roots; Transit to Expand

That’s our way of saying “we mailed it in.”   Actually, ratpag was a bit short on time and, wouldn’t you believe it, it’s still August and there’s little rail and transit news to discuss.  We’re beginning to think we … Continue reading

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