Amtrak At The Crossroads
Bush's call to transform Amtrak into a network of regional systems with reduced federal funding could spell doom for U.S. rail. States can ill-afford to pick up the tab, and multi-state funding compacts would be shaky at best. However, Republican dissenters in Congress have called for Amtraks expansion, sparking further debate. Meanwhile, towns in Middle America like Minot, North Dakota depend on rail and anxiously ponder Amtraks future.
Thanks to David Gest