Columnist Derrick Z. Jackson writes that while the momentum that is gaining around the use of passenger rail is more about high gas prices than anyone having a long-term vision, it's a step in the right direction. Michael Dukakis has been spearheading the movement, and if Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., becomes the next U.S. president, Dukakis may find himself in a position to really boost passenger rail.

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