While Amtrak subsidies draw fire from Congress, aviation gets a free pass
(Source: dc.streetsblog.org, March 12, 2013)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — There’s never any shortage of calls to make Amtrak pay for itself. Republicans deride it as a “Soviet-style monopoly,” rife with inefficiencies. But as Ed Glaeser pointed out in an article for the Boston Globe last week, another mode’s subsidies are approved year after year without a peep: aviation.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013