Exactly!
Author: David Dewey
Date: 07-07-2018 - 10:23

Yep, it's not a Party-born issue, it's the funding source. Planes and Trucks are supported by better-hidden funding; highway construction (originally justified by military transport needs in "emergency" (the Interstate Highway system was developed initially to provide fast transportation of military goods). Airport subsidies are similarly justified, and then there's "rural access" subsidies for unprofitable airline routes.
AMTRAK's problem is that it is a directly-funded line item, and so is subject to too much scrutiny and an easy target for "budget cutting." Hmm, if we could fund train stations like airports are, and traffic control systems (air traffic controllers), the situation would be much different.



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  Amtrak routes in jeopardy for not having Anderson's mandated PTC. Joe Cullum 07-06-2018 - 22:49
  Re: Amtrak routes in jeopardy for not having Anderson's mandated PTC. Northern Snowman 07-07-2018 - 07:46
  Re: Amtrak routes in jeopardy for not having Anderson's mandated PTC. The Adjustment Bureau 07-07-2018 - 07:59
  Re: Amtrak routes in jeopardy for not having Anderson's mandated PTC. John Hachey 07-07-2018 - 08:04
  Re: Amtrak routes in jeopardy for not having Anderson's mandated PTC. The Adjustment Bureau 07-08-2018 - 16:54
  Re: Amtrak routes in jeopardy for not having Anderson's mandated PTC. Alf Doten 07-07-2018 - 08:14
  Re: Amtrak routes in jeopardy for not having Anderson's mandated PTC. Sgt. Joe Friday 07-07-2018 - 08:35
  Exactly! David Dewey 07-07-2018 - 10:23
  Re: Exactly! Alf Doten 07-07-2018 - 10:52
  Re: Amtrak routes in jeopardy for not having Anderson's mandated PTC. WebDigger 07-07-2018 - 10:39
  Re: Amtrak routes in jeopardy for not having Anderson's mandated PTC. 1stcajon 07-07-2018 - 21:40
  Lobbyist activity 102500 07-08-2018 - 09:16
  Re: Amtrak routes in jeopardy for not having Anderson's mandated PTC. George Andrews 07-08-2018 - 13:37
  Re: Amtrak routes in jeopardy for not having Anderson's mandated PTC. Sgt. Joe Friday 07-08-2018 - 14:22
  Re: Amtrak routes in jeopardy for not having Anderson's mandated PTC. Erik H. 07-08-2018 - 22:04
  Re: Amtrak routes in jeopardy for not having Anderson's mandated PTC. Commenter 07-08-2018 - 23:42


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