Amtrak rolling strong after more than 40 years
(Source: McClatchy Newspapers, October 25, 2013)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In 1958, an Interstate Commerce Commission report predicted that the passenger train would vanish by 1970, the victim of a traveling public whose affection had shifted to cars and airplanes.
But the passenger train refused to die.
More than 40 years later, Amtrak is still rolling along, even outlasting the federal agency that predicted the passenger train's demise. Its ridership is growing — up 37 percent from 2000 — and it has many friends in Congress and staunch allies in the White House.
Full story: Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Monday, October 28, 2013
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