Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for polemics, or effective action?
Author: Killum Routes
Date: 03-19-2017 - 19:28

I'm not a fan of the LD trains(from the funding side) except, between Spokane & Minneapolis across Montana & North Dakota. Both states have no major airports and it's a long way to get to one. I think there is some room for federal spending there, but other LD routes should not be subsudised.

Maybe the same dollars should go to encourage low cost hopper airlines, or perhaps Amtrak should sell half the train or more to one of the cruise ship companies for domestic trips, then Amtrak would just operate the train and a couple of coach cars w/ a snack bar. While the rear could just be a rolling travel vacation.

I do feel like travel is a little like US Mail, should have some level do access for all where practical.



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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