FRA gives green light for rebuild of Baltimore/Washington airport’s rail station

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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today signaled its approval for a proposed new rail station at the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), after the agency issued a “finding of no significant impact” in its environmental assessment of the project.

The finding allows Maryland to secure funds for the station’s final design and construction. The project includes adding a fourth track to 9 miles of the Northeast Corridor surrounding BWI and reconfiguring platforms to allow boarding from all four tracks, according to an FRA press release.

Amtrak and Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) trains provide passenger-rail service at the station, where ridership by daily commuters and airline passengers has been increasing. Amtrak considers the station its 13th busiest in the nation.

The U.S. Department of Transportation projects a population growth of 70 million more Americans over the next 30 years. The Northeast megaregion, which includes Baltimore, is projected to add…

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Starting With Inequality

Soft Left Politics

It is not possible to tackle poverty without tackling vast wealth inequality.  This is one area in which the New Labour project deliberately failed itself and its followers.  The party showed ambivalence to inequality as they attempted to move away from accusations of fearing ambition and success, in the retention of their re-found electability.  But any party that is serious about tackling poverty, inequalities in opportunity and social injustice has to remember one thing.  Poverty is relative.

In a society of abundance poverty is the result of mass inequality and the author of systematic disadvantage.  To remove one without the other is a mere contradiction – an impossibility.  Tackling vast material inequality and opportunity inequalities is not the politics of envy, but the politics of caring and the politics of fairness.

‘What the thoughtful rich people call the problem of poverty, thoughtful poor people call with equal justice a problem of the riches’ (Tawney, 1913:10).

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Eternal yearning

Perspectives on Life, the Universe and Everything

heart cries intense screams
eyes long for loved ones
decades have depart
thousand miles apart
faces can be seen
voices could be heard
slow burning melody of
a melancholy bird
embraces are missing
devoid of kissing,
cheeks, forehead, lips
mind runs and trips
soul dips, in darkest valleys
bottomless oceans
ferocious storms are no match
when hearts latch
on universes’ strength
desire to cross all paths
deserts, land swaths
inveterate sighs, bare feet fly,
without thinking, I will die
but, surely will get there
even in a coffin
to receive that embrace
when tears runs uncontrollably
moistening, cleansing, soul of sins
violations will find redeeming bins
rightful recipient to arrive
in sheets of alpine white
what a sight, that would be
of uncountable kisses on
cheeks, forehead, lips
time will slip, so go catch
quickly fetch, tightly latch
on that flight of sweet smell
first drops of rain
on arid…

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Finding The Great Extinction In NJ

Successful People

Inspired Visions

What is the main difference between successful and unsuccessful people?  It has been proven that successful people literally have a different mindset than unsuccessful people.  This knowledge alone is enough to make a difference in your life.  However, it doesn’t stop there.  In addition to having a different mindset, successful people cultivate and nurture their successful mindset – each and every single day.

Below are some of the main points that will help you be more successful in whatever you do.

#1.  REFLECTIVE THINKING

Reflective thinking is a “tool” that successful people use to learn from their mistakes and their successes.  Without emotional involvement, they ask themselves what did I do correct, what did I do wrong, and what could I have done better?  They use the feedback from these questions to ultimately keep improving throughout their lives.  They approach each day with the same mindset of learning from whatever takes place.

#2.  FUN THINKING

Learning is…

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