Amtrak in the HeartlandAmtrak in the Heartland



More than 140 photographs and 3 maps bring to life the story as told by Sanders. This book will become indispensable to train enthusiasts through its examination of Americans' long-standing fascination with passenger trains.

Author: Craig Sanders

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253027931

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"Craig Sanders has done an excellent job of research... his treatment is as comprehensive as anyone could reasonably wish for, and solidly based. In addition, he succeeds in making it all clear as well as any human can. He also manages to inject enough humor and human interest to keep the reader moving." —Herbert H. Harwood, author of The Lake Shore Electric Railway Story and Invisible Giants: The Empires of Cleveland’s Van Sweringen Brothers A complete history of Amtrak operations in the heartland, this volume describes conditions that led to the passage of the Rail Passenger Service Act of 1970, the formation and implementation of Amtrak in 1970–71, and the major factors that have influenced Amtrak operations since its inception. More than 140 photographs and 3 maps bring to life the story as told by Sanders. This book will become indispensable to train enthusiasts through its examination of Americans’ long-standing fascination with passenger trains. When it began in 1971, many expected Amtrak to last about three years before going out of existence for lack of business, but the public’s continuing support of funding for Amtrak has enabled it and the passenger train to survive despite seemingly insurmountable odds.

The Encyclopedia of Northern KentuckyThe Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky



Amtrak in the Heartland. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 2006. Charles H. Bogart AMUSEMENT PARKS. See Lagoon Amusement Park; Tacoma Park. ANDERSON, ELIJAH (b. ca. 1808, Fluvanna Co., Va.; d. March 4, 1861, Frankfort, Ky).

Author: Paul A. Tenkotte

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813159966

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The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky is the authoritative reference on the people, places, history, and rich heritage of the Northern Kentucky region. The encyclopedia defines an overlooked region of more than 450,000 residents and celebrates its contributions to agriculture, art, architecture, commerce, education, entertainment, literature, medicine, military, science, and sports. Often referred to as one of the points of the "Golden Triangle" because of its proximity to Lexington and Louisville, Northern Kentucky is made up of eleven counties along the Ohio River: Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Mason, Owen, Pendleton, and Robertson. With more than 2,000 entries, 170 images, and 13 maps, this encyclopedia will help readers appreciate the region's unique history and culture, as well as the role of Northern Kentucky in the larger history of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the nation. Describes the "Golden Triangle" of Kentucky, an economically prosperous area with high employment, investment, and job-creation rates Contains entries on institutions of higher learning, including Northern Kentucky University, Thomas More College, and three community and technical colleges Details the historic cities of Covington, Newport, Bellevue, Dayton, and Ludlow and their renaissance along the shore of the Ohio River Illustrates the importance of the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport as well as major corporations such as Ashland, Fidelity Investments, Omnicare, Toyota North America, and United States Playing Card

The Iron Road in the Prairie StateThe Iron Road in the Prairie State



Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1982. Sanders, Craig. Amtrak in the Heartland. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006. ———. Limiteds, Locals, and Expresses in Indiana, 1838–1971. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003.

Author: Simon Cordery

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253019127

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Page: 238

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In 1836, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas agreed on one thing: Illinois needed railroads. Over the next fifty years, the state became the nation's railroad hub, with Chicago at its center. Speculators, greed, growth, and regulation followed as the railroad industry consumed unprecedented amounts of capital and labor. A nationwide market resulted, and the Windy City became the site of opportunities and challenges that remain to this day. In this first-of-its-kind history, full of entertaining anecdotes and colorful characters, Simon Cordery describes the explosive growth of Illinois railroads and its impact on America. Cordery shows how railroading in Illinois influenced railroad financing, the creation of a national economy, and government regulation of business. Cordery's masterful chronicle of rail development in Illinois from 1837 to 2010 reveals how the state's expanding railroads became the foundation of the nation's rail network.

Improving and Reforming Our Nation s Surface Transportation ProgramsImproving and Reforming Our Nation s Surface Transportation Programs



The Amtrak Heartland Flyer from Oklahoma City to Fort Worth Texas has been extremely successful . Why has ODOT treated it as just a token ? That service needs to be extended northward so that Oklahomans can connect with Amtrak in Kansas ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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ISBN: UCSD:31822037830692

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Page: 526

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New Technologies in Railroad Safety and SecurityNew Technologies in Railroad Safety and Security



The analysis for Amtrak focused on the Hiawatha and Heartland Flyer routes , and it compared economics , emissions , noise and design for reliability . The analysis concludes that : The operational cost savings generated by the DMUs pay ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Railroads

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ISBN: PSU:000058845479

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Page: 272

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Toolkit for Estimating Demand for Rural Intercity Bus ServicesToolkit for Estimating Demand for Rural Intercity Bus Services



... private shuttles Minneapolis: Greyhound, Metro Transit, several cab companies, Amtrak in St. Paul St. Peter: St. Peter ... Bus by St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission, Amtrak Luverne: Rock County Heartland Express (Dial-a-Ride) ...

Author: Frederic D. Fravel

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 9780309213387

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TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 147: Toolkit for Estimating Demand for Rural Intercity Bus Services provides a sketch-planning guide and supporting CD-ROM–based tools that can be used to forecast demand for rural intercity bus services.

Intelligent Transportation and Planning Breakthroughs in Research and PracticeIntelligent Transportation and Planning Breakthroughs in Research and Practice



They observe that based on passenger surveys administered to passengers on the Heartland Flyer – a 206-mile Amtrak passenger train that operates daily round trip service between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth – 70 percent of the riders ...

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522552116

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From driverless cars to vehicular networks, recent technological advances are being employed to increase road safety and improve driver satisfaction. As with any newly developed technology, researchers must take care to address all concerns, limitations, and dangers before widespread public adoption. Intelligent Transportation and Planning: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is an innovative reference source for the latest academic material on the applications, management, and planning of intelligent transportation systems. Highlighting a range of topics, such as automatic control, infrastructure systems, and system architecture, this publication is ideally designed for engineers, academics, professionals, and practitioners actively involved in the transportation planning sector.

Emerging Challenges and Opportunities of High Speed Rail Development on Business and SocietyEmerging Challenges and Opportunities of High Speed Rail Development on Business and Society



They observe that based on passenger surveys administered to passengers on the Heartland Flyer – a 206-mile Amtrak passenger train that operates daily round trip service between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth – 70 percent of the riders ...

Author: Selladurai, Raj

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522501039

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Page: 289

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The increasingly busy lives of people in modern society cause a high dependence on the transportation sector. Traffic congestion, road maintenance, and a myriad of other problems have led stakeholders to seriously examine alternatives to traditional road traveling. Emerging Challenges and Opportunities of High Speed Rail Development on Business and Society is an authoritative reference source on the promising aspects of high speed railway transportation to supplement road travel. Highlighting empirical research, implementations plans, and future opportunities, this book is ideally designed for government officials, researchers, upper-level students, and technology developers working in the field of transportation.

Finding Ways to Encourage and Increase Private Sector Participation in Passenger Rail ServiceFinding Ways to Encourage and Increase Private Sector Participation in Passenger Rail Service



The state supported routes are the sector of Amtrak's passenger rail services that have seen the greatest growth over ... Piedmont ( RaleighCharlotte ) Oklahoma : Heartland Flyer ( Oklahoma City - Fort Worth ) Oregon : Amtrak Cascades ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials

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ISBN: UCSD:31822038349858

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Page: 120

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