Monte Paulsen over at The Tyee recently completed a four-part series about rail in the Lower Mainland. More specifically, he was reporting on the the optimistic media reports on Obama’s millions for high-speed rail reaching our corner of the world. He talks about the excitement about high speed rail in Cascadia as a myth. He cites lack of cooperation from the BC and Canadian government as a major obstacle to establishing even regular-speed rail service in our area. Then, in part four, there’s an interesting solution on how future rail infrastructure could serve a dual purpose for providing a new intracity rail service and a suburban light rail service to the Fraser Valley. It’s all an interesting read if you’re interested in all things rail or want a better understanding of why we don’t have a second Amtrak train running between Vancouver and Seattle.