America's roads and highways get $32 billion per year; Amtrak has only received $24 billion - total - in its 31 years of existence. Do you care? Should you care?
Why are so many Americans against the idea of public funding for Amtrak. They view billions for highways and bailing out airlines as matters of national security. They all claim to love the idea of rail travel. But, actually put their money where their mouth is? Not quite.
Increased capacity for rail travel is an environmentally sound means of transportation and relieving traffic congestion. One set of rails moves more people than four new lanes of highway. You want open roads? Support rail.
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