Accessible train travel is cost-competitive with air and car travel —and is much more relaxing

posted on July 1, 2013 - 9:06am
Eagerly anticipating the arrival of our train at the Hammond (La.) Amtrak station, my husband and I were as excited as the animated grade-school children running among the suitcases. All of us repeatedly gazed down the tracks trying to get the first glimpse of the engine light. Hammond is a 30-minute drive from our home and the second stop the “City of New Orleans” makes heading north to its...

Although not perfect, accessible public transportation in these two cities is improving.

posted on July 1, 2009 - 4:47pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 3
Public transportation has provided me with a lifeline to pursue my education, jobs and social life. As a student and a working person who uses a wheelchair, I understand both the freedom and the frustration of traveling on Phoenix’s Valley Metro and Boston’s Mass Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) systems.