Tag: Amtrak
Financially Troubled Amtrak Is Taking Taxpayers for a Ride

Last November, several news outlets reported that Amtrak, the nation’s heavily subsidized passenger rail service, was on track to break even for the first time in the company’s history. After nearly 50 continuous years of operating in the red, covering all its history, 2020 may become its first year in the black:

Federal Agency Blames Diversity, Ignores Cause of Deadly 2017 Amtrak Derailment

As this case confirms, the NTSB is basically a historian of accidents and contributes little if anything to public safety.

Gabriel Roth Debunks Government Transit Subsidies

With President Obama’s new proposal for a massive, new federal plan for $53 billion in pork subsidies for high-speed rail, Independent Institute Research Fellow Gabriel Roth recently participated in a forum on public transit sponsored by the Mobility Choice Coalition. At the event, Bill Lind, director of the Center for Public Transportation affiliated with…
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These Projects Are Shovel-Ready, All Right

I’ve been a little too busy to read the 647-page “stimulus” bill the House just approved and the Senate is set to consider. So, for the moment, I must rely on what others, such as the Wall Street Journal, are reporting about this $825 billion statute. Given the gargantuan amount of money being appropriated…
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