Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for action
Author: Erik H.
Date: 03-19-2017 - 10:10

David Dewey Wrote:
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> Hear Hear!! provide passenger trains the same support given Airlines and Bus Companies!

So, force Amtrak to pay taxes, and to pay market rent for facilities that it rents from other parties?

Should there be a $4.50 "Passenger Facility Charge" as a separate line-item on each Amtrak ticket, to pay for the costs of station rent and maintenance?

Should there be a $5.60 "Security Fee" as a separate line-item on each Amtrak ticket, to pay for the cost of Amtrak Police and other security?

Should there be a 7.5% "Domestic Transportation Tax" as a separate line-item on each Amtrak ticket, to reimburse the host railroad for the costs of PTC implementation, dispatching and other costs?

Should there be a $4.10 "Segment Fee"? An $18.00 "International Destination" tax, plus a $5.50 "Customs User Fee" tax, for all Amtrak trips that cross the Canadian border? Should Amtrak be subject to the same diesel taxes that Greyhound is subject to?

Beware of what you ask for...because for my $28.00 Amtrak ticket from Portland to Seattle, I just increased that to $44.30 assuming I leave from Portland...from Seattle I get to pay Washington state sales tax. And that isn't including the increased taxes that Amtrak will have to pay that is buried within the ticket price.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for action Quig 03-19-2017 - 09:41
  Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for action David Dewey 03-19-2017 - 09:56
  Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for action Erik H. 03-19-2017 - 10:10
  Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for action Erik H. 03-19-2017 - 10:14
  Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for action Ed Workman 03-19-2017 - 12:21
  Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for action Do the right thing 03-19-2017 - 13:22
  Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for action Murf 03-19-2017 - 16:37
  Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for polemics, or effective action? BOB2 03-19-2017 - 13:36
  Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for polemics, or effective action? Charles Berrie 03-19-2017 - 16:34
  Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for polemics, or effective action? Killum Routes 03-19-2017 - 19:28
  Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for polemics, or effective action? Seldom scene 03-19-2017 - 20:00
  Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for polemics, or effective action? History Buff 03-20-2017 - 19:05
  Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for polemics, or effective action? Anonymous 03-20-2017 - 10:20
  It's not just Amtrak Commenter 03-19-2017 - 19:55
  Re: It's not just Amtrak Alf Doten 03-19-2017 - 20:43
  Amtrak Intercity only sam shankman 03-20-2017 - 08:53
  Re: Amtrak Intercity only mook 03-20-2017 - 13:11
  Re: Amtrak Intercity only Ed Workman 03-21-2017 - 12:00
  Re: Amtrak Intercity only Commenter 03-21-2017 - 17:12
  Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for polemics, or effective action? Erik H. 03-19-2017 - 21:42
  Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for polemics, or effective action? mook 03-20-2017 - 08:31
  Re: Trains Sure Suck..... Just Sayin' 03-20-2017 - 09:29


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