At a time when the increasing volume of freight train traffic in Minnesota continues to be virtually off the rails — in a good way — due to an economic uptick, Amtrak ridership in the state has headed in the opposite direction.
The publicly subsidized passenger rail line’s ridership in Minnesota plummeted by nearly 20 percent in 2014, partly due to the fallout from Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway’s soaring freight shipments on the same tracks.Read More →
A proposed texting, distracted driving ban isn’t the only bill that would use fine money to pay for something low-income families can’t afford. A Senate bill requiring all kids to wear bike helmets follows the same path in creating a dependency class.Read More →
By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
Madison, Wis. – The John Doe investigation into dozens of conservative groups and Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign is “sinister,” causing “irreparable harm,” even to those right-of-center organizations not targeted in the secret probe.Read More →
A congressman’s proposal to give Amtrak some private rail competition in the congested northeast corridor could be going off the tracks before it starts.Read More →
As part of the new “Drive Toward a Safer Ohio,” the state wants to prohibit distracted driving, but the actual language included in the transportation bill is seriously flawed, Walter Olson, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, says.Read More →