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Rising Waters Are Drowning Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor

Rising Waters Are Drowning Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor

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  • Rising waters will impact more than train travel.

  • A more accurate headline would have read “Rising Waters Threaten Coastal Cities and Infrastructure”. Among the causes is our 37 year obsession with tax cuts and deregulation, which both increased the rate the climate change and reduced our ability to deal with its consequences.

  • Which will destroy Amtrak first? Mismanagement, lack of investment, blatant disregard for passenger safety, or mother nature?

  • I guess this is to be expected but the impact would be profound. Clearly, Amtrak is not a world class train line but the northeast corridor moves many travelers every day. It is troubling that there is no alternative route for trains during current flood conditions. It is another indicator of the failing

    I guess this is to be expected but the impact would be profound. Clearly, Amtrak is not a world class train line but the northeast corridor moves many travelers every day. It is troubling that there is no alternative route for trains during current flood conditions. It is another indicator of the failing of America’s infrastructure coupled with the recent report of that over 500 bridges have been closed. I recently drove from Dallas to Washington DC and was astonished that I was often warned of potholes on heavily traveled interstate system. My view continues to be that the Trump tax cuts of 1.5 trillion dollars would have been money better spent on infrastructure.

  • Here again the article is trying to miss lead, nothing to do with climate change and all to do with a railroad building to close to the ocean where storm surges are eroding the shore line, they need to build a sea wall if they want to keep using this corridor, Bloomberg should be forced to print a retraction

    Here again the article is trying to miss lead, nothing to do with climate change and all to do with a railroad building to close to the ocean where storm surges are eroding the shore line, they need to build a sea wall if they want to keep using this corridor, Bloomberg should be forced to print a retraction for falsifying their posting

  • This is what it looks like when climate change gets real. How high will the water have to rise before legislators cotton on that action is required?

  • This will be a good excuse to actually begin and use the hyperloop from dc to nyc and then expand its offerings. A bullet train would also be nice instead of the regional express which may be slowest train known to mankind.

  • Bloomberg can't get Top, Middle and Bottom correct. Trustworthy?

  • This is bad. One thing I have picked up about these climate change infrastructure reports is that they are at best optimistic. As we fail to make the needed changes to mitigate some of the more devastating effects of climate change these timelines will accelerate. Add to this the chronic underfunding

    This is bad. One thing I have picked up about these climate change infrastructure reports is that they are at best optimistic. As we fail to make the needed changes to mitigate some of the more devastating effects of climate change these timelines will accelerate. Add to this the chronic underfunding of our current infrastructure and you have a recipe for destruction and disruption on a massive scale. The article clearly states that the federal government is already failing to adequately fund current operations.

    The NEC is a vital transportation link that, as we look for ways to reduce our carbon footprint, will only become more so. We should have long ago started to bring our rail systems into the 21st century. One look at systems like those in Japan and Europe makes it clear how far behind we are.

    And this is not the only piece of American rail infrastructure that we have neglected. I believe that the result of our most recent election has to do partly with our frustration of the apathy our government has shown towards our crumbling infrastructure. This is just one small piece of a larger and much darker picture.

  • A “temporary sea wall” is a best suited solution because it wouldn’t obstruct the views full time!?! To the vast majority speed and efficiency are key for travel. Especially on Amtrak’s only profitable train line

  • A scary piece today about the hazards of climate change on rail travel and the shorelines of the Northeastern USA, Dec 20/18

  • The graphics on this show a pretty bleak future for East Coast rail travel.

  • This article uses a redacted study, corrected, not distributed and the draws it's own agenda driven conclusions and packages it with fantasy time lapse graphics to make it even scarier. The recommended fixes were actually funny as heck. Spend millions of dollars putting up barriers on rainy days, millions

    This article uses a redacted study, corrected, not distributed and the draws it's own agenda driven conclusions and packages it with fantasy time lapse graphics to make it even scarier. The recommended fixes were actually funny as heck. Spend millions of dollars putting up barriers on rainy days, millions more to take them down after and repeat, pure genius.

  • So, another “30 years in the future climate change will cause problems.” Blah Blah Blah... I’ve been hearing these stories every year for 50 years... And the ocean is still in exactly the same place it was all those years ago... Sea Walls are cheap... Wealth Redistribution by the United Nations is very

    So, another “30 years in the future climate change will cause problems.” Blah Blah Blah... I’ve been hearing these stories every year for 50 years... And the ocean is still in exactly the same place it was all those years ago... Sea Walls are cheap... Wealth Redistribution by the United Nations is very costly... Thousands of times more costly than just piling rocks on the shore the train tracks run past... When will you global warming knuckleheads ever learn?

  • The coastal liberals are drowning in their tears. Boo hoo.

  • All hands on deck. We all have to do our part to shift away from fossil fuels to turn the tide on rising sea levels.

  • If u can witness the effect of a changing climate then it is too late to do anything today that will have an immediate impact. What we can do may have an impact decades from now.

  • "Man caused" climate change? Really??

    If this is true, no matter what we in the U.S. do in terms of mitigating so-called greenhouse gases, seems that these wildfires here and in other countries, as well as the usual pollution in third world countries, makes current abatement goals a fantasy at best.

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