TITLE

Amtrak Off Track: Taking a Train?

AUTHOR(S)
O'mara, John J.
PUB. DATE
April 1972
SOURCE
New Republic;4/29/72, Vol. 166 Issue 18, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
10445786

 

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