NEW! Solutionary Rail video

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Sharing this Solutionary Rail video is the perfect way to introduce your friends to this campaign for a just transition to a decarbonized transportation and clean energy infrastructure. 

We urge you to check out some of our SUPPLEMENTAL materials that update the book and video:

  1. Read our Facts & False Solutions supplemental brief at
  2. Read our Moonshot Modeshift supplemental brief at
  3. Stay up to date with Our RailBite series addressing aspects of the campaign and the interests of our allies at
  4. For a DEEP DIVE into Solutionary Rail - binge watch (or listen) to our Solutionary Perspectives interview series with community and technical experts at

More ways to learn more, get involved, and pitch in:

We just ordered 800 more books and need to ramp up the organizing for this campaign, so NOW is a fantastic time to pitch-in.

  • Sponsor 10 books to elected officials for $150 HERE
  • Buy a book(s) for $19.95 plus shipping at
  • Make a donation of $50 or more HERE and we'll send you a signed copy of the book. 
  • Sign up to share RailBites - bite size pieces of news about railroads and electrification - with your policymakers.
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  • Encourage your friends to get the book/ebook at
  • Pass a resolution, host an event, have a house party, sign up for our organizing call - check out our Take Action page.

Thank you for being a grassroots champion for this people-powered campaign. 

GRATITUDE: Thank you to Joe Panzetta and Sarah Palm Stikkers for all their great work to create this incredibly succinct public education tool and to all the members of the Solutionary Rail team who've propelled us this far. 

In these divisive times, Solutionary Rail is the perfect way to bridge divides and find common cause. Order the Solutionary Rail book today we'll send a signed copy to you or whomever you choose to inspire. Watch the video, get and/or gift the book TODAY!

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Showing 5 reactions

  • Marcella Guerriero
    followed this page 2020-11-13 03:25:54 -0800
  • Bob Stuart
    commented 2019-09-19 22:34:52 -0700
    Current railways haul megatons of steel just to deal with buffing loads in the train yard, and are not good for small orders. An electric railway should have each car powered, so only a communications connection is needed. Short cars might add versatility, but I think the best plan is to integrate rail with electronic guideways and road vehicles, either by loading flatcars on the fly or, more likely, by adding steel wheels for intercity use, deployed when there are rails below. Joining a train should be as convenient as pushing a button to merge onto a freeway. A good guiding principle is that no land vehicle should outweigh its average payload. Break the old habits, and don’t use the pre-computer setups as seen in Europe as illustrations. They are too dependent on high volumes, and don’t stir the imagination.
  • Helmut Stange
  • Loren Ford
    commented 2019-02-13 14:09:34 -0800
    The video seems to imply that the Steel Interstate Development Authority has already been developed by SolutionaryRail. The video should be edited to say that SolutionaryRail PROPOSES the same.
  • Bill Moyer
    published this page 2019-02-11 09:06:03 -0800