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A rail trail bridge blazes new routes

It’s a partnership of public and private forces bridging a gap. It’s a path connecting city and country. It’s a gas free commuter route to center city York; an oil free way to get out of town for the weekend … Continue reading

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Rail trails vs. banks and health care corporations

Rail trails are as much about recreation as much as they are about potential. Strips of public land interconnected for moving people and whatever else the mind can dream of centuries from now. Hard decisions to be made in the … Continue reading

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VIDEO Red Lion Mile rail trail

A curved bridge in a small town frames a timeless stone church. A spark in my imagination turns a smile. I am looking at a castle on the Rhine River or am I in Venice. Forget that I am beneath … Continue reading

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Local train station upgraded to handle crowd

Amtrak and the state Department of Transportation are studying whether it would be more cost effective to upgrade Amtrak’s Middletown station to make it handicapped accessible, or to close the station and move the stop elsewhere. According to Amtrak’s Web … Continue reading

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The dead Citi and the Pennsylvania Turnpike leasing deal revisited

I keep looking at the turnpike leasing deal in retrospect and try to envision where the deal would be if it had fallen into the Citi money machine. (The process – greenmesh 6/2008-10/2008) Our choice was a blind, one-track business … Continue reading

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VIDEO Restoring a city icon

The kiosk that served York when trolleys ran the streets has been reconstructed by the Kinsley Education Center. Kinsley and the city are hoping to get some community support to get copper roof replaced. York once had a county wide … Continue reading

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Turnpike leasing bug spreads to New York

View Larger Map I am sitting in Rome, New York. Rome has seen better times. Property taxes here are about twice what I pay in Manchester Township. I am currently ten minutes from The New York State Thruway. Abertis Infraestructuras … Continue reading

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I-80 toll defeat calls us to define costs

We need to think long-term investment, pay cash up front for current expenses, take responsibility for use, and stop handling finances with smoke and mirrors. After we are done hiding future costs in lease deals and creating special interest groups … Continue reading

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VIDEO A railway revival

Moving freight is five times more efficient using a train rather than a tractor trailer. Four miles of new railroad line can be built for the price of one mile of road. Electrically powered trains can use domestic fuel sources. … Continue reading

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What drives my opinion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike leasing deal

The Pennsylvania Turnpike is part of my American heritage. Rolling into a toll booth, I look at it as the gateway to a national treasure of transportation history. I have a vested interest in supporting and preserving it, whether that … Continue reading

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