Freight rail companies usually don’t like to play ball with passenger rail operators in North America and that has severe impacts on the quality and demand for service across the country. That’s increasingly got Amtrak pushing back on them. But is there a way that they can coexist and expand and improve passenger rail quality? Reece Martin dives into the meaty topic.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.