The Demise of the Bar Car
Michael M. Grynbaum writes, "...with money tight, railroad officials said they could not yet commit themselves to a fresh set of bar cars, citing higher costs for the cars' custom design.
"They're being contemplated," said Joseph F. Marie, Connecticut's commissioner of transportation. "But we have not made any final decisions."
Defenders of the boozy commute say it helps raise revenue: After expenses, bar cars and platform vendors made $1.5 million last year, up from $1.3 million in 2008."