The Number One reason to choose train travel over air is the 50% reduction in energy consumption, pollution and funding of petroleum wars.

A person flying round-trip from California to Washington DC will consume 150 gallons of petroleum. A person traveling by train will consume half as much at 75 gallons for the same round trip, with a corresponding reduction of pollution and funding of wars for oil. More good reasons are here.

The PEACE TRAIN to DC’s hope is in the spiritual principle that change often happens during times of stillness, prayer, meditation or waiting. Travelers on board the PEACE TRAIN to DC are urged to approach the journey as a prayer and meditation, with a deliberate investment of time and energy to focus our attention on ending US military aggression and sharing the PEACE TRAIN to DC message in a spirit of love and compassion with our fellow travelers.

The PEACE TRAIN to DC will be populated with ‘Leaders by Example’ because the PEACE TRAIN to DC is a choice of economy and efficiency rather than the waste and pollution of jet air travel.

Average BTU consumed Per Passenger mile by mode of travel:

SUV: 4,121
Air: 3,890
Bus: 3,697
Car: 3,597
Train: 2,100

Source:
Bureau of Transportation Statistics

I wrote a letter requesting an appointment with my representatives in congress, Doris Matsui, Barbara Boxer & Dianne Feinstein. Maybe you could use it as a start for your letter and group.

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Dear Sir Branson,

Here is my entry to your contest for ideas to stop global warming.


Dear Medea Benjamin,

Please stop promoting jet air travel...

 
Dear Sir Branson, Here is my entry to your contest for ideas to stop global warming. Tim Castleman, Sacramento, California
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Everyone can take the train instead of flying. YOUR travel choice matters.

We don't have time to not have time.


Step 1- Write a letter to your Representive in congress asking for an appointment.

Step 2 - Get your train tickets to Washington DC: www.AMTRAK.com

Step 3 - Get or make something you can wear onboard that says PEACE TRAIN to DC on it.

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