Keeping Amtrak On Track

Like it or not, Amtrak is here to stay.
June 13, 2003, 11am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"America is big and mostly thinly populated and that rail passenger service makes sense for short runs in densely populated areas. Nowhere in America are there the conditions that make Japan's high-speed trains profitable: dense population, negligible air service, very high gas prices to discourage driving... a nationwide poll shows 71 percent public support for subsidizing Amtrak at current or increased levels. Support for Amtrak is strong among all regions, ages, education levels and income groups."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Saturday, June 7, 2003 in The Washington Post
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