Re: House Amtrak Funding
Author: A.S.Perger
Date: 07-25-2007 - 14:50

Good point all! Big subsidies to grow fuel for cars is OK, tiny subsidy for Amtrak is a budget buster? I think NOT.

In Sacramento, the county's taxpayers are being groom by the County to subsidize airlines by taxing themselves to build a $1 billion (note: Amtrak's entire budget) for airport expansion. No public transport to the airport, just more parking lots and a bigger newer terminal.

Oh, and they've pointed out already that there will be no light rail to the airport with this project. It would cost less than .5% of that to build 17 miles of light rail line and buy a few more cars, if the one's they've recently acquired are insufficient.

But I forgot -- money for Amtrak and transit are BAD; money for airlines and road is GOOD.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Railroad Newsline for Wednesday, 07/25/07 Larry W. Grant 07-24-2007 - 20:04
  Kansas City Star editorial Dick Seelye 07-24-2007 - 22:09
  House Amtrak Funding Gary 07-25-2007 - 07:58
  Re: House Amtrak Funding avogel 07-25-2007 - 10:24
  Re: House Amtrak Funding Bruce Bennett 07-25-2007 - 13:41
  Re: House Amtrak Funding A.S.Perger 07-25-2007 - 14:50
  Re: House Amtrak Funding Steve Deuce 07-25-2007 - 14:56
  Re: House Amtrak Funding Bob Huddy 07-25-2007 - 15:12
  Re: House Amtrak Funding avogel 07-25-2007 - 16:54
  Re: House Amtrak Funding stash 07-25-2007 - 19:18
  Re: House Amtrak Funding Chuck Kuralt 07-26-2007 - 11:38
  Re: House Amtrak Funding Iraq 07-27-2007 - 15:55
  Re: House Amtrak Funding OldPoleBurner 07-27-2007 - 20:43
  Re: House Amtrak Funding stash 07-27-2007 - 23:25
  Re: House Amtrak Funding OldPoleBurner 07-29-2007 - 18:20
  Re: House Amtrak Funding Iraq 07-29-2007 - 22:34
  Re: House Amtrak Funding OldPoleBurner 07-30-2007 - 11:20
  Re: House Amtrak Funding stash 07-30-2007 - 15:57
  Re: House Amtrak Funding Tom H 07-25-2007 - 20:54
  Re: House Amtrak Funding Gary 07-26-2007 - 08:39
  Re: House Amtrak Funding Bill C 07-26-2007 - 11:58
  Re: House Amtrak Funding Dave Ficklin 07-26-2007 - 12:17
  Re: House Amtrak Funding Bill Calmes 07-26-2007 - 14:33
  Re: House Amtrak Funding - The Good Old Days Donovan Gray 07-27-2007 - 11:23
  Re: House Amtrak Funding - The Good Old Days Gary 07-27-2007 - 16:14


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