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220 Cities Losing All Passenger Train Service per Trump

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Floridatexan wrote:
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It just gets better and better doesn't it? What a con man. Great infrastructure move. What is he going for, privatization? There were plans in the works to re-establish passenger service from east Florida to New Orleans. Service was not renewed after damage done by Katrina, freight yes, passengers no. We're like a third world country when it comes to our rail service, among other things.

“It’s ironic that President Trump’s first budget proposal undermines the very communities whose economic hardship and sense of isolation from the rest of the country helped propel him into office,” said NARP President Jim Mathews. “These working class communities—many of them located in the Midwest and the South—were tired of being treated like ‘flyover country.’ But by proposing the elimination of Amtrak’s long distance trains, the Trump Administration does them one worse, cutting a vital service that connects these small town economies to the rest of the U.S. These hard working, small town Americans don’t have airports or Uber to turn to; they depend on these trains.”

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So how long should taxpayers pay for a train system that has lost millions EVERY year since its inception? As I read in the Washington Post - it's a 3rd world train system run like a Soviet Era system.

Eliminating under-utilized, money losing routes is the smart thing to do.

What's your alternative solution?

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Another leftist feeeeel good money pit. They're only practical if they can support themselves.

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PkrBum wrote:Another leftist feeeeel good money pit. They're only practical if they can support themselves.


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