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$100,000 of your tax money to study putting back what was there just a few short years ago

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News item in the form of a press release from the Federal Railroad Administration:

Thursday, August 16, 2012

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State DOTs: Be very afraid of the future with Amtrak state supported service

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If President Obama wins re-election in November, state departments of transportation can most likely expect huge increases in the cost of Amtrak operating their state-sponsored service simply because of the coming changes in the way Amtrak and states due business due to the changes in federal law. Amtrak is going to be passing along more and more and more of its costs of doing business because it expects fewer federal dollars overall for the company, and the difference has to be made up somewhere.

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