December 15, 2008

Train travel gets big push from Obama!

Barack Obama plans to arrive for the inaugural celebration via train - and he plans to pick up Joe Biden in Delaware on his way into Washington DC. How cool is that?!

The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Monday that Mr. Obama and his family will board a train in Philadelphia bound for Washington on Saturday, January 17. They will stop in Wilmington, Delaware to pick up Vice President-elect Joe Biden and his family. The group will then travel together, stopping in Baltimore, before arriving in Washington’s Union Station.

Being someone who loves-loves-loves train travel, I was so happy to read this news flash today. To me this shows that the new administration supports commuter rails and greener transportation choices - which is important for our future. I hope to see more financial backing for Amtrak and the cross-country routes that include those cool vintage Pullman cars.

Last year Amtrak partnered with GrandLuxe Rail Journeys, which are definitely on my vacation wish list!

Photo credit to krikit

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