Amtrak Is Fatally Flawed, Beyond Repair

Paul Weyrich, a conservative leader, argues that the best way to save passenger rail is to kill Amtrak.
November 28, 2001, 11am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Weyrich was the architect of a recent finding that Amtrak will fail to achieve financial self-sufficiency by a December 2, 2002, deadline set by Congress. The Amtrak Reform Council's decision forces Amtrak to draft a liquidation plan, although only Congress can put it out of business... 'Amtrak is a fatally flawed institution that, in my opinion, is broken beyond repair,' he said, painting it as bloated, unresponsive to outside advice and insufficiently focused on serving passengers."

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Published on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 in CNN
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