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Amtrak Residency

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Amtrak Case Study: How You Do Anything is How You Do Everything

A frequent business traveler on Amtrak’s Boston-New York route told me the following story. Early in the trip he’d go to the cafe car to buy a coffee, and the woman behind the counter asked if he had small bills. Since it was the beginning of the route, the train not yet full, he wondered … Continue reading

Amtrak Residency: The Perils Within the Fine Print

Recently, my younger brother clued me into the Amtrak Residency for writers, a program that has been celebrated in social media. Successful applicants will ride the rails for free, in a room of one’s own (bed, desk, and window), on a route of Amtrak’s choosing.  Having traveled in a roomette from Boston to Denver in … Continue reading

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