Observations on transit fares prompted by my recent quick visit to Bethlehem and Easton, Pennsylvania. And why do so few people take Amtrak? Hint: it's not because they don't want to. Check out this early blog post on improving the entire American rail system in an efficient and cost-effective way. Only a few links this week. LANTA provides local bus service in and around Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton; Greater Greater Washington wrote last year on Amtrak's declining service levels; and Transit Maps from Cameron Booth. We heard music from Manudub, Funkysushi, and Broken Social Scene.