TITLE

Amtrak at Thirty-Five

AUTHOR(S)
Vranich, Joseph
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Vital Speeches of the Day;Jun2006, Vol. 72 Issue 16/17, p499
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Speech
ABSTRACT
The article presents a speech by author Joseph Vranich, delivered May 1, 2006 to the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. Vranich discusses Amtrak's deceptive corporate practices and government involvement in its operations. He advocates for privatization of the railroad travel industry, citing successful examples from abroad.
ACCESSION #
21723291

 

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