RAIL Magazine, Connecting Communities by Moving People, is a quarterly publication produced by the Community Transportation Association of America. In its pages, we chronicle the resurgence and revitalization of the passenger rail in all its forms - intercity, commuter, subways and metros, light rail, streetcars and trolleys, and more - across North America. We focus on how communities of all sizes build innovative, cost-efficient and successful rail operations to better mobilize people. The stories of these vital rail systems are told not only in the kind of equipment they operate or the stations that they build, but the equally important elements of community partnerships, intermodalism, land-use and development, investment strategies, and other aspects that are essential to vital passenger rail networks.
Each edition of RAIL offers thoughtful commentary from leaders in the passenger rail industry, news updates on rail projects across the continent, in-depth features chronicling the best in passenger rail, and helpful reviews of rail equipment, books and media, and more, all of which convey the history and direction of contemporary passenger rail.
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- Congressional Roundtable on Passenger Rail Security (PDF)(309 KB)
Three influential members of the United States Congress agreed to participate in our passenger rail security roundtable. Each brings a unique perspective to these important issues.
- RAIL Magazine's National Rail Security Strategy: A Change in Priorities (PDF)(42 KB)
In producing our special edition of RAIL Magazine, we brought together the best thinking, expert anaysis and research on one of the key issues facing passenger rail today: security. And with each article and intervew, we began to synthesize our own RAIL Magazine recommendations to improve passenger rail security. We consider the following five priorities the most ugent to best secure our nation's rails and passengers.
- Preserving Grand Central: History in the Remaking (PDF)(854 KB)
A venerated architectural masterpiece New York City's Pennsylvania Station's revered status was not enough to save it from the wrecking ball. Penn Station, however, was not lost in vain. By galvanizing the preservation movement, the loss of Penn Station helped save New York City's other transit landmark: Grand Central.
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