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Tom Toles

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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

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

    What? You’re kidding!

  2. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 3 years 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.

  3. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, about 3 years ago

    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.

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    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.

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

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

  6. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 3 years ago

    A man failure, not mechanical.

  7. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

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

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    “Republicans don’t propose boondoggles which bankrupt us”

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

  9. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 3 years ago

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

  10. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, about 3 years ago

    Apologies to PAJ. I meant to reply to Omnius.

  11. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, about 3 years 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.

  12. jamesford

    jamesford GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @newenglandah

    We just rode the train from Norwich to London, UK this past week. It was clean & though not new, seemed to be in good condition. It’s scheduled departure time was 9:30; the train begin to move as the digital clock on the platform clicked over to 9:30. The train was fast & smooth. BUT, the oneway fare for two of us for that roughly 85 mile trip was $160.00!! And the next day the BBC reported that the train fares were going up!

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