RandallW wrote:In these contexts, it seems Amtrak can only serve its customers if local governments are willing to allow it (and don't just entirely compete against it).
And yet, every "Amtrak" station within 500 miles of me is "Amtrak" in name only, but a fully owned service provided by a City or State government, or a transit agency. Funded with local tax dollars for its rehabilitation (not Amtrak funds).
Meanwhile, Amtrak's apologist fans are smiling with glee at Greyhound's downfall, unwilling to provide the same terms to a like public service organization dedicated to the safe and reliable transportation of people... Call me, Amtrak bois, when you demand every single Greyhound station be bought by local governments and then rehabbed, just like every "Amtrak" station has been. National Historic Register listing as well.
Be careful what you ask for, Amtrakfans. Local governments have been bending over backwards for Amtrak...