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#1 jis

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Posted 28 May 2016 - 03:31 PM

NARP's Campaign to make the Cardinal Daily has begun. Here is some information on it:

 

http://narprail.org/...dinal-campaign/

 

We will post more material pertaining to this campaign on this thread as and when they become available.



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Posted 28 May 2016 - 03:52 PM

Here's some more into ...

 

https://word.office....7-2016, v5.docx



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Posted 28 May 2016 - 11:08 PM

I know who's name will be at the top of the petition. :giggle: :hi:


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Posted 29 May 2016 - 06:19 AM

This is a worthwhile effort.  The fact sheet makes it easy for writing letters, too.  I will be sending one to NARP in support of a daily Cardinal.


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Posted 29 May 2016 - 07:16 AM

Thanks! At some point we will need to also do a letter writing campaign to targeted Congresspeople and Senators. When the time comes we will let you know and ask for help.



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Posted 27 September 2016 - 02:21 PM

Some action in connection with the campaign...

 

http://www.wvgazette...g-cardinal-line



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Posted 08 October 2016 - 05:00 PM

I heard an interview with Charlie Monte Verde, one of Amtrak's governmental affairs people, where he discussed this. 

 

http://www.urbancinc...5-the-cardinal/

 

He seemed optimistic but he said it would depend very much on West Virginia.  He *still* seemed optimistic because apparently the state officials in WV are actually showing signs of caring about this.

 

The more interesting thing he said was that thanks to the 750-mile rule in PRIIA, he thought that it was at least sometimes easier to start up a long-distance service -- fewer entities had to agree -- than a shorter corridor service, and that that applied to the Cardinal.  (He didn't say this, but I suspect an *incrementally profitable* long-distance service would be easier to start, while something which was a definite money-suck like the Pioneer would not be.) 

He also said that their rule of thumb is that going from 1 a day to 2 a day causes ridership to triple.  (He didn't remember any examples of going from 3 a week to 7 a week, but I would take the implication that ridership would probably multiply by even more than a factor of 3.  Please note that I have estimated that a daily Cardinal would be profitable before overhead, but I was only estimating ridership increasing by af factor of 2.3, so this would be even better.)


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Posted 09 October 2016 - 08:31 AM

Since if I ride Amtrak it must start with the Cardinal at WSS daily would be fantastic. The 3 times a week really limits my ability to use Amtrak. thanks


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