Volume 6, Number 33
- Good ideas never go bad, they just sometimes are put on a shelf. Read more…
The news media is writing more and more every day about passenger trains in all forms, and usually quickly displays its collective ignorance on proper terminology for all things regarding passenger trains.
Where does… where should… Amtrak figure into the development of high speed rail? The automatic answer is it should figure prominently. The realistic answer is, Amtrak, after being the monopoly passenger rail carrier in the United States since 1971, for nearly 40 years, still has not proven it is worthy of the tax dollars which are poured into it year after year.
J. Bruce Richardson
United Rail Passenger Alliance
The successful long distance train of the future will look very different from todayâ€™s Amtrak long distance train. The train of the future will look more like the successful trains of the past which made money for their owners for very specific reasons.
Andrew C. Selden, President, Minnesota Association of Railroad Passengers; to the