Tag Archives: Chicago

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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PATH Train Takes ‘Craigslist Approach’ and More On Transportation Funding

Last week, ratpag stumbled upon this post from the New York Daily News discussing the decaying state of mass transportation in the U.S.  Uninterested, we disregarded it and proceeded to wrap up the week’s posts as quickly as possible before … Continue reading

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Bike To Work Day (Or Death To Cars Day)

Did you know that today is bike to work day?  Did you bike to work?  No?  Well go home (via transit), drag your bike out of the basement, put some air in the tires, a little grease on the chain … Continue reading

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Life Without Transit and the Perils of Car Ownership, Part 2

Leaving Transit Behind:  Into the Heart of the Heartland I awoke and set to the streets with ratpag’s New Jersey correspondent – I feared this would be my last opportunity for unencumbered access to pedestrian pathways for some time.  I … Continue reading

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ratpag Investigates: Life Without Transit and the Perils of Car Ownership, Part 1

Entering the Heartland:  From New York to Chicago Our journey begins with ratpag’s departure from public transportation as we know it.  I bade farewell to New York City and traveled beneath the Hudson River to New Jersey where ratpag’s New … Continue reading

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Link Dump

ratpag is full of ideas and would never stoop so low as to repeatedly reference 21 year-old episodes day after day after day when there are so many riveting transportation topics and discussions to be had.  So why did we … Continue reading

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Guest Post / Link Dump

We turn yet again to our New Jersey correspondent for the second installment in ratpag’s Guest Post / Link Dump series.  Now, you might think ratpag’s editors have simply gotten lazy after having found several unpaid, un-credited writers to produce our … Continue reading

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Airport Trains: The Good and The Bad

Yesterday we wrote of the continually uninspiring developments from D.C.’s Silver Line so today we were pleased to find news of a different rail line in a different region that is not only opening but opening ahead of schedule.  Looky here, … Continue reading

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