Joseph Gerig

Joseph Gerig is a student at American University and a development intern. He also writes on transportation through the Young Writers’ Program.

A Train to Somewhere: Brightline Provides a Ray of Hope


On January 13, 2018, the Brightline high speed rail line began operation in southeast Florida. Currently operating between Miami and West Palm Beach with an intermediate stop in Fort Lauderdale, the system hopes to expand to Orlando and elsewhere by 2021. Trains make 7-8 trips a day on weekdays and 6-7 trips a day on […]

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Scooters Save the Day in Washington, D.C.


Signal problem. Disabled train. Medical emergency. Fire department activity. Service suspension. Single tracking. Major delays. Deer struck by train. These are just a few of the messages that have graced Washington area commuter’s phones over the past weeks as the WMATA, the supervising agency of the D.C. metro, continues to fail in their stated mission […]

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