Interest in Arizona commuter rail grows April 25th, 2006
The Arizona Republic, Tue, 25 Apr 2006
“The notion of sending commuter trains down freight tracks is gathering steam instead of Arizona dust.”Most Western states have forged ahead with rail systems, but in Arizona, similar proposals were floated, dithered and died over the past 25 years. Arizona became the hole in the commuter-rail doughnut, as California, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Colorado all planned or built suburban and intercity passenger-rail systems.
“But state and regional transportation agencies are launching new studies this month to see if commuter rail can work in Arizona. One freight company says it has begun early talks about the future of its tracks northwest of Phoenix…
Dan Monaghan: March 14, 1926 – April 5, 2006 April 24th, 2006
Dan Monaghan will be missed by many in passenger rail advocacy
movement in Texas and the Southwest.
Dan’s opinions were respected by many, including those who worked for Amtrak.
Dan was one of those who resurrected TXARP in November 1998, he
attended many TXARP and even some NARP functions when he was able.
Prior to his illness, Dan served two terms on the DART Board of
Directors & was most jubilant when the first year of operations
ridership statistics exceeded predictions.Â Dan will be missed by
many for his wisdom in passenger rail advocacy.
Southeast Texas Director, Texas association of Rail Passengers