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RailBite #4: SR is Good for Workers and Unions

Solutionary Rail: Good for Workers and Unions

The Solutionary Rail concept would prove highly beneficial for working and retired railroad workers. In contrast to the current operating plan the major rail carriers have embraced, Solutionary Rail holds out the promise of:

  • more jobs in both passenger rail and freight rail, not fewer
  • more rail infrastructure, not less
  • good, family-wage, secure union jobs
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RailBite #3: "Higher" Speed Rail

Rail Electrification Options: Why Solutionary Rail recommends starting with “Higher” Speed Rail

Currently, the buzzword for rail travel is “High Speed Rail.” The term is being used broadly, but what does it mean? Brightline in Florida is being called “high speed,” even though it travels at just 79 mph. So what is High Speed Rail and what are our best options? What about freight transportation – should the bulk of freight continue to be carried by trucks?

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RailBite #2: Solutionary Rail Prioritizes Safe & Humane Railroad Working Conditions

The Solutionary Rail concept would prove highly beneficial for working and retired railroad workers. In contrast to the current operating plan the major rail carriers have embraced, Solutionary Rail holds out the promise of:

  • regular schedules
  • a safer and healthier work environment
  • a secure Railroad Retirement system.

 

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Why Electrify: RailBite #1

Welcome to “Railbite” #1 from Solutionary Rail, a plan for electrifying America’s railroads and opening up the rail corridors for green-energy transmission!

Solutionary Rail is a plan to:

  1. Electrify the nation’s rail corridors by modernizing existing track infrastructure
  2. Power those corridors with distributed renewable energy (wind & solar) 
  3. Use modernized rail corridors to bring clean energy to the rest of the country

Let’s talk about #1 – Why is electrifying the railroad crucial for building a cleaner, zero-carbon transportation infrastructure? 

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