Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Waiting on a Train
McCommons spent a year riding Amtrak and interviewing people in preparation for this book. Not only did he talk to fellow riders and staff on the trains he rode, he talked to railroad executives (both passenger and freight), lobyists, and politicians. In Waiting on a Train, he tries to get a deeper sense of what works, what doesn't, and what needs to be done to make passenger rail service as funtional as possible.
This book was selected as a Library Journal best book of 2009.
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