James McCommons: Waiting on a Train, The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Service
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Veteran journalist James McCommons discusses his new book that is equal parts travel narrative, personal memoir, and investigative journalism.
McCommons explores how the country may move passenger rail forward in America—and what role government should play in creating and funding mass-transportation systems. Against the backdrop of the nation’s stimulus program, he explores what it will take to build high-speed trains and transportation networks, and when the promise of rail will be realized in America.
The book will be available for sale.