Bush Administration Asks State, Local Governments to Help Pay for Amtrak

Sanchez, Humberto
June 2002
Bond Buyer;6/21/2002, Vol. 340 Issue 31413, p4
Trade Publication
Reports the request for state and local governments to pay substantial share for the operation of Amtrak passenger rail service in the U.S. Issuance of taxable tax credit bonds for high-speed rail projects; Total losses of Amtrak; Plans of turning Amtrak into an exclusive train operator.


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