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Negative Wall Street Journal Article on Amtrak

19 May 2011 1:35 PM | Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)

The Wall Street Journal continues the negative tone of its coverage of Amtrak.

This article seems to--incorrectly--blame Amtrak's long distance trains for what the Journal perceives as Amtrak's negative financial performance.

Different standards and definitions are applied to the word "subsidy" when the Journal discusses air travel and highways, of course.There are those who argue that air, bus, and private autos pay their way with user fees.

Those arguments are false, as these modes are subsidized by the general fund at the Federal level, as well as in many states.

--Jackson McQuigg


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