Amtrak Off Track: Taking a Train?

O'mara, John J.
April 1972
New Republic;4/29/72, Vol. 166 Issue 18, p15
Focuses on the sorry state of affairs of the United States National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak). Loss of passenger trains; Need for grants; Discontinuation of service to a number of metropolitan areas and hundreds of small and medium size cities; Creation of the National Railroad Corporation in order to provide intercity rail passenger service employing innovative operating and marketing concepts; Reduction in occupancy of the trains; Amtrak is considering abandoning central-city stations; Views that failure of Amtrak was inherent in its design and operation.


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