Tag Archives: amtrak

ratpag’s Super Bowl Non-Coverage

Tired of all that Super Bowl talk (we were sure to include the phrase “Super Bowl” and “The Big Game” in this post so as to stir up page clicks)?  Good!  ratpag has something completely not Super Bowl or The … Continue reading

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ratpag Talks Career-Killing (Something We’re Very Familiar With)

ratpag’s New Jersey correspondent doesn’t want you to live in a fantasy world where you blame your problems on everybody else [Editor’s note:  fantasy?].  Chances are, you’re doing something wrong [editor’s note:  that sounds like something you would say] .  Our friends … Continue reading

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ratpag Introduces Career Academics to the Outside World

ratpag is back!  Did you think we had disappeared after our nearly two-week, unannounced hiatus?  We wouldn’t do that.  We just know how the world works and we just know that you, the reader, weren’t at work the past 10 days … Continue reading

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ratpag Takes a Break From Ranting to Dust Off an Old Holiday Favorite: The Link Dump (Retirement Version)

Oh my!  You, the reader, must have been quite distressed as you waited, and waited, and waited for more rail and transit news from ratpag.  Are there other sources for transporation news?  What would you do if ratpag retired? Luckily for you, … Continue reading

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ratpag Pigs Out On Amtrak Congressional Funding News

Did we say pig out on Amtrak news?  Sorry – we meant pig out on fast food.  ratpag made the wise choice to stop at the Paramus Park Mall in Paramus, NJ in order participate in the coming together of … 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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ratpag Gets Desperate; Jumps the Gun on Material

ratpag has a big weekly series planned for sometime in the next 6 – 8 weeks and, despite such grandiose ideas, ratpag somehow forgot to think of ideas for the next 6 – 8 hours.  You run an advocacy group dedicated … Continue reading

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Make Yourself Feel Better By Reading These Train Delay Horror Stories

  Your New Jersey correspondent has been carefully reviewing the news, to keep you, the reader, updated about new developments in rail and transit.  And, he wondered: “What story would be interesting to the readers this week?” An app developed … Continue reading

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High-Speed Rail Takes Some Shit; Shows Signs of Progress

The New York Times first released a more blunt headline of “Delays Persist for U.S. High Speed Rail” before before taking it down a notch and going with “$11 Billion Late, High-Speed Rail Is Inching Along.”  We guess that’s less … Continue reading

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ratpag is Pro-Lying; Finds Examples Where This Could Backfire

Your New Jersey correspondent was perusing the news from the BBC and his eye was caught by an advice column with this quote:  “If you mess up, it’s your responsibility to fess up.”  Is this good advice?  Let’s look at … Continue reading

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