Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for action
Author: Erik H.
Date: 03-19-2017 - 10:14

Quig Wrote:
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> force 1.7 million riders to find alternate transportation and eliminate a number of jobs.

90% of those riders have multiple alternate options easily available to them for intercity transport.

The remaining 10%...what about all the people across America today that have NO intercity transportation available whatsoever, federally funded or not? Why should SOME people get a federal handout, while others make do on their own? Seems like when you make a choice to live in a very rural community (who most likely voted for Trump anyways), you choose to accept independence and that means not having the federal government subsidize a ride out of town (of which most people don't take advantage of anyways).

I don't agree with the POTUS on many things, but this is one decision that should have been made years ago. Very few countries in the world operate their trains like Amtrak's LD network for good reason - I'd rather see hourly trains from Portland to Seattle, than one train a day to Chemult, Dunsmuir, Libby or Shelby.



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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