Amtrak Gives Us A Choice

This editorial advocates that Amtrak should be given a chance to thrive.
April 4, 2002, 9am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"In 1971, Congress rescued the American passenger train from death by neglect at the hands of its private owners, only to subject it over the next 30 years to a different state of neglect all its own. In short, Congress ordered its new passenger-train system -- Amtrak -- to succeed without giving it the tools to do the job. And though Amtrak has survived over the ensuing three decades, its peculiar mandate has never allowed it to thrive...It's time Congress ended Amtrak's 30-year starvation diet and time for a comprehensive national commitment to rail as a natural, logical component of the nation's passenger-transport picture.

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Published on Monday, April 1, 2002 in Austin American-Statesmen
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