Funding for Gateway and Amtrak as Trump signs spending bill


President Trump on Friday signed the $1.3-trillion omnibus spending bill, keeping the government running through September and freeing up federal funding for Amtrak and the Gateway project he had opposed.

As much as $541 million is available for Gateway, which would construct a new tunnel underneath the Hudson River linking New Jersey and New York, and replace the century-old Portal Bridge on the Northeast Corridor leading to Manhattan.

Approval for the funds would circumvent opposition from the Department of Transportation; Seceretary Elaine Chao had wanted New York and New Jersey to finance most of the massive project.

According to reports, Amtrak is expected to contribute a minimum of $388 million to Gateway though its Northeast Corridor Account, while New York and New Jersey will receive an additional $153 million from the Federal Transit Administration’s High-Density States and State of Good Repair grant programs.

While negotiations are ongoing, Gateway will likely…

View original post 418 more words


Go Transit Plan 2028

Discovery of Canada

Are you tired of desperate experience in driving amid the muddy 401 traffic congestions? Those bad headaches may be over soon.

As a widely used environmental friendly solution for metropolitans, subway and go train are very popular in many other big cities. Toronto is now taking serious considerations on public transition system enhancement which has been now substantially lagged behind the standard level if we compare Toronto with cities of similar size such as New York, Paris, and Tokyo. Go Transit is expected to expand dramatically to meet the needs of increasing commuter population in GTA.

The draft is obviously the first step towards the goal. Tons of work is yet to be done before starting of laying rails. The two Arc lines (Inner Arc and Outer Arc) would connect the ribs of the GTA fan area together and would make the transportation routes more optional, systematic and sustainable as all 9 lines would…

View original post 6 more words

Mute warriors 

Exploring the epiphany

Nobody knows how to kill you.

You drink hell lot of a whiskey and play with colour tubes…

You smoke a cigarette and win a verse from nowhere.

you put your brutal soul on celluloids and make some blazing movements…

You sleepwalk on dying cities and become a rockstar.

You and I, we are the lucky ones.

We can only be killed by ourselves.

But till then lets just accept these isolations,

and make disappearing infinities.


Painting: Job klijn.

View original post

The Endless Search For Utopia

Politics and Economics

One of the most enduring concepts through the centuries has been the search for utopia. Few ideas ignite mankind’s passion and intellect in the same way as the grand search for the ideal master plan for civil society. Interestingly, if one were to ask different people what utopia would be, there would often be areas of agreement. 

In essence, many people view utopia as a kind of society where strife would be at a minimum, human needs would be met, and there would be a productive place and sense of meaning for each individual. However, although this sounds both ideal and possible on one level, it’s in the implementation of utopian plans that problems can arise. 

Some social theorists have complained that attempts to implement utopian theories lead to high levels of anxiety due to the fact utopian ideals are often difficult to achieve. Therefore, the inability to achieve these ideals…

View original post 345 more words

”Love Is All About You”


“Love is a huge longing to include another as a part of yourself. You want that which is not you to become you. It starts from gathering simple things around you to seeking spirituality or God. The fundamental longing is to have a larger slice of life than what you have right now. You want to experience life a little more than the way it is right now.”

”Do You Truly Know How To Love Yourself”

I am not a healer. I do not heal anyone. I think of myself as a stepping stone on a pathway of self-discovery. I create a space where people can learn how incredibly wonderful they are by teaching them to love themselves. After years, I found that there is only one thing that heals every problem, and that is to know how to love yourself.

When people start to love themselves more each day…

View original post 518 more words

A Wrinkle In Time – A Great Movie For Our Times

Yes, Interesting!

The Tony Burgess Blog


I am not much of a reader which is shocking to some but today I saw the movie “A Wrinkle In Time” based upon the book by Madeline L’engle. This story of expanding the universe, your mind and your heart resonated with me. We have a daughter and a son trying to bring their back home who has found his way across the universe based upon a discovery that connects its far ends. He ends up in the grips of an evil force that has kept him from the family for four years.

Three celestial beings, Mrs. Which, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Whatsit who are played by Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling and Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon. guide newcomers Storm Reid, Levi Miller and Deric McCabe join veteran actors Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Pena, Chris Pine and Zach Galifianakis in this adventure in space, time and most importantly love.

Ava DuVernay did a…

View original post 56 more words