Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Obama To Take Inauguration Train From Philly; High-Speed Rail Blow Out To Follow?

The Train That Flies, via Portfolio

WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama will arrive here for his inauguration by train from Philadelphia, making a journey with echoes of the Founding Fathers and Abraham Lincoln.

Obama plans events in Philadelphia, Wilmington, Del., and Baltimore during the Jan. 17 trip, his inaugural committee announced Monday.
He’s taking a chartered Amtrak train.

Is this a good sign for high-speed rail? We fucking hope so.

Also, Obama has just pledged public works on vast scale.
President-elect Barack Obama promised Saturday to create the largest public works construction program since the inception of the interstate highway system a half century ago as he seeks to put together a plan to resuscitate the reeling economy.
We can only hope he doesn't blow it on roads and more effing highways.

The Train That Flies [ Portfolio ]
Obama's inaugural train to start in Philly [ USA Today ]
Like Lincoln, Obama Will Ride the Rails To D.C. [ Washington Post ]
Obama Pledges Public Works on a Vast Scale [ New York Times ]
Obama’s Stimulus: Too Much Emphasis on Roads and Bridges? [ Streets Blog ]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is awesome news! I wonder if Joe Biden's Amtrak commute had anything to do with this decision.