Category Archives: Transportation Legislation Station

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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Amtrak Takes Its Delays to the Supreme Court

Hell yeah!  ratpag and Amtrak go together like peas and carrots but that doesn’t mean that ratpag doesn’t get irritated when Amtrak takes a bit too long to arrive at the place at the time on the ticket.  How’s that for … Continue reading

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ratpag Opens Its Mailbag to Discuss the Trust Fund and MonkeyParking

It’s been some time since ratpag opened up the old mailbag to see how everyone thinks we’re doing.  That’s a fact. We’re happy to re-open it today by carefully selecting certain topics that easily meet our agenda while allowing us … Continue reading

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ratpag’s LIRR Strike Preparation Guide

With only 9 days to go until the LIRR strike, we want our readers on the Island to be ready.  Of course, we recommend that you go out and help the workers fight fiscal-conservative Governor Cuomo’s attack on organized labor … Continue reading

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Is Your Car Insurance Premium Funding Uber and Lyft?

Despite being a news source for rail and transit, we assume that some of our readers own personal vehicles and, if they’re responsible (suckers), pay for auto insurance.  Are those insurance premiums helping making Uber and Lyft profitable? Generally, insurance … Continue reading

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Should MonkeyParking Have To Obey The Law?

ratpag has a neighbor. A few years ago this neighbor decided that the city can “recycle just about anything,” and began putting all of his trash into the green recycling bin for free pickup. This way, he doesn’t have to … Continue reading

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Save The Date; Don’t Miss The Party Train

YEAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! It’s about damn time! Although WMATA has been doing extensive and pointless promotional work, the start of operations was “delayed indefinitely” as recently as March. We’ve finally got a hard opening date of July 26, although management is still  covering … Continue reading

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Should Uber Have To Follow The Law? Part 2

ratpag must be old, because we don’t “get” Uber. The company, Uber, makes an app, also called Uber, that connects ride-seekers with operators of taxicabs, limousines, or just private citizens who happen to own a car. Uber sets the rates, … Continue reading

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Should Uber Have To Follow The Law? Part 1

Do you ever sit down to write something, but fear holds you back? You start thinking, “I don’t know what I’m doing,” or “I should do more original research, I’m just regurgitating other people’s thoughts,” or “everyone will find out … Continue reading

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Is The New Google Car Street-Legal?

Google announced its new autonomous vehicle Wednesday, and it is truly driverless. No steering wheel, no pedals, similar to the Induct autonomous vehicle available for sale since January. That one was French, though, so maybe it doesn’t count. Absent from the media coverage is … Continue reading

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