Tag Archives: New Jersey

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 <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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Walking is IN: ratpag Declares 2015 the Year of Walking

ratpag’s New Jersey correspondent was inspired by the recent book review about Wayne Curtis’s The Last Great Walk.  Believe it or not, your correspondent enjoys walking.  He participated in ratpag’s Four Bridge Challenge.  Here are four other walks your correspondent recommends. … 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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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’s Innovative New Way to Earn Money: Sue a Transit System

Before getting into this one, here are a couple links to the latest on our most recent causes.  First, the Long Island Rail Road strike is on, according to the Daily News.  And second, the White House just released a nice report … Continue reading

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Do-It-Yourself Mass Transit

As usual, ratpag was so busy and involved with other important matters that we missed the announcement for a Jersey City hackathon, which even Google Chrome spell check tells us is not a word, held “with the hopes of building … 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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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Link Dump [think of better title]

Some of you may be wondering where parts 3 and 4 of our Investigative Series is:  “ratpag did you not really conduct an investigative series” or “are you all out of ideas” or “are you still protesting the six hour delay … Continue reading

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