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Amtrak’s Food & Beverage service is under fire; what can they do? How about 24 hour service, “When You’re Hungry, You’re Hungry”!

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Commentary by Russ Jackson, URPA-RailPAC, Dallas, Texas

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Food and Beverage availability on long distance trains is essential and its existence is not negotiable; only the “how it is done” is.

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Reader Commentary: Disappointed and done with Amtrak long distance trains

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By Anton J. Lazzaro, California

I have just returned from a short trip on the Coast Starlight and I have had it. I haven’t been on an Amtrak long-distance train since 2010 and now I remember why. The service, the cleanliness, the Amtrak… I want to make a few points about why Amtrak will NEVER be able to compete. No: It is not because of airlines and cheaper modes of transportation. It is because of examples like this I have been seeing for YEARS.

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