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Is a daily “Sunset Limited” worth $750 million? – Fred Frailey – Trains Magazine – Online Community: Forums and Blogs

Union Pacific has told Amtrak that changing the Sunset Limited’s frequency from triweekly to daily will cost the government-supported company about $750 million in capital improvements. It’s fair to say the vice presidents at Amtrak headquarters in Washington, D.C., are reeling from sticker shock.

Is a daily “Sunset Limited” worth $750 million? – Fred Frailey – Trains Magazine – Online Community: Forums and Blogs.

Filed under: Amtrak, Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy

Bus ticket fee is an $18 gift for Greyhound – latimes.com

Bus ticket fee is an $18 gift for Greyhound – latimes.com.

Filed under: Amtrak

Use train money for roads, Thompson says – JSOnline

Well, there’s a knife in the back.

Use train money for roads, Thompson says – JSOnline.

Filed under: Passenger Rail Politics, Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy, United States High Speed Rail

Amtrak’s ouster of IG puts heat on rail service – Washington Times

As suspected, the Washington Times story confirms what has long been suspected (yes, I know about the Washington Times. don’t kill the messenger). Now, what about Alex Kummant? His departure as Amtrak President was as odd as anything I have seen.

Amtrak’s ouster of IG puts heat on rail service – Washington Times.

Filed under: Amtrak

Barry Levinson: U.S. Left Behind on High Speed Rail

Barry Levinson: U.S. Left Behind on High Speed Rail.

Filed under: International High Speed Rail, Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy, United States High Speed Rail

Railroads: Profitable on Every Track, Both in Good Times and Bad — Seeking Alpha

Railroads: Profitable on Every Track, Both in Good Times and Bad — Seeking Alpha.

Filed under: Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy

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