“Getting government out of the rail passenger business would free management to align service with passenger demand, and focus on quality and safety, rather than satisfying political constituencies.” Via Private Rail, Unlike Amtrak’s Monopoly, Must Emphasize Safety to Win Customers @ The Independent Institute.

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“Indeed it does as we said a few weeks ago. Someone can make it profitable. The transportation equation is very different from when Amtrak was created. The highways are more full. Plane travel is a much bigger hassle. A private Amtrak can work.” Via Amtrak Needs Privatization, Not More Subsidies @