We need to democratize railroads and govern them like we do
for cars with rubber tires. To do this we need to make the railroad
tracks & railroad right of ways public property, the Class 1s lose
trackage rights but stay in business maintaining the tracks, much
D.O.T.s do now.
Then we need to at least double track every mainline except the
uppermost precarious sections. Triple track as much as we can.
Pocket tracks & sidings for stationary rail vehicles, these will be
privately maintained like parking lots & driveways. We innovate
rails themselves & the vehicles riding them. For heavily used track
we gauntlet track with at least 2 pairs of rails for redundancy.
Suburbs parallel to tracks can have their own sidings and those
want can have spurs into their garages.
We save so much energy, keep our personal mobility machines &
make rail travel great again!