The 'public' in rail public transportation
(Source: Railway Age, October 3, 2013)
NEW YORK — First, it's critical to understand that today's public transport — certainly, in any consistent, comprehensive, efficient form — would simply collapse without government support. I'll bypass extremists' fantasies of a nation of private tollways instead of freeways and public streets, and privately owned and operated airways systems and airports ... and just leap to the basic issue of rail transit and Amtrak, forced to compete with these other modes with just a small fraction of the gusher of public support their competitors receive.
Full story: Railway Age
Monday, October 07, 2013
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