What next for passenger rail?

Now that the election circus is over, and the candidates don’t have to posture and bombast, maybe we can move forward to get something done on passenger rail.

You laugh? Don’t forget that not too many years ago, support for rail service was broadly bipartisan, and honest representatives of all stripes still understand its importance.

For most politicians, rail is not a central issue. So this is an excellent opportunity to sway their opinion. We should tell our newly-elected (or re-elected) representatives now that we support a robust, national passenger rail network. They’ll listen if they hear from enough of us.