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Mica-Shuster Amtrak plan ‘unrealistic’ and will cost taxpayers, Boardman says

Mica-Shuster Amtrak plan ‘unrealistic’ and will cost taxpayers, Boardman says.

Yesterday, Amtrak President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Boardman told the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that the legislation proposed by Reps. John Mica (R-Fla.) and Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) to bid out Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor Acela service and other lines to private contractors would slow — not advance — the development of high-speed rail (HSR) along the corridor.

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

The Railroad Hour

 

 

 

http://www.archive.org/flow/flowplayer.commercial-3.2.1.swf

While we do not generally like nostalgia, here is a piece of television history.

Filed under: Amtrak, Passenger Rail Politics, Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy

Amtrak isn’t only mode of subsidized transport | The News Journal | delawareonline.com

Amtrak isn’t only mode of subsidized transport | The News Journal | delawareonline.com.

Recently, with the Republican takeover of the U.S. House in Congress, they and other conservative talking heads once again have targeted Amtrak as a wasteful federal transportation subsidy.

They usually state that passenger rail services should survive on their own without the taxpayer. They conveniently leave out all the other highly subsidized and lobbied modes of transportation in this country.

 

Filed under: Amtrak, Passenger Rail Politics, Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy

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