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Tom Toles

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  1. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 1 year ago

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dr-gridlock/wp/2013/08/14/silver-line-test-train-derails/

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    “The train’s front axle left the track after hitting a derailer,….”.

    What? You’re kidding!

  3. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 1 year ago

    As opposed to the airplanes in San Francisco and Alabama? Trains are safer, especially when tested, than any road in America. Just as the Americans with Disabilities Act is much safer and cheaper than the GOP “status quo” plan.

  4. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, about 1 year ago

    @PAJ

    It takes money to run a train system, PAJ. Republicans (who currently control the House) have been refusing to fund Amtrak for decades.

    Try riding a train in Europe. A world of difference from the aging poorly maintained trains here in the US.

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Omnius

    you want to see a train system run by republicans? Look at CSX, Southern, Union Pacific, Santa Fe…….They run for profit and generally do.

    Public transportation? Not so much.

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    Something else needs a bullet… The people who forced this project through!

  7. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 1 year ago

    A man failure, not mechanical.

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year ago

    Again Tom most of your readers don’t care about the Washington Metro.

  9. Ruff

    Ruff GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Ionizer

    That Kool-Aid reference is getting a little worn. Time to retire it.

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 1 year ago

    @DespisedbytheLeft

    “Republicans don’t propose boondoggles which bankrupt us”

    Does the phrase “Shock and Awe” strike a familiar note?

  11. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Republicans privatize it and give the no bid contracts to their friends who keep all the profits and charge the taxpayers for their loses.

  12. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 1 year ago

    So, the train went a little further than it was supposed to at 5 mph… let’s scrap the whole line…

  13. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, about 1 year ago

    Apologies to PAJ. I meant to reply to Omnius.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @David

    But moving at just 5 MPH?

  15. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Bruce4671

    “Public transportation? Not so much.”

    Yeah, Union Pacific shows their GOP support, all right. For years they leased track and facilities to Amtrak, but they refused to acknowledge, much less accomodate their schedules.

    Somehow, someone strongarmed UP into honoring their contracts a few years ago, and AmTrak now runs ontime on the West Coast.

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