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All passenger rail has to be subsidized

Passenger rail is an unrealistic expectation because all passenger rail is subsidized by the government. Amtrak has never turned a profit.The only trains that run a significant volume are on the I95 corridor between D.C and NYC.This is still not enough revenue to offset their operating expenses elsewhere.Many of the Amtrak trains that stop in Fayetteville,Wilson and Rocky mount are half full a majority of the time.During tight budgetary constraints, this will be a hard and delusional sale to taxpayers.There is only money in freight railroads.The Interstate Highway System established by Eisenhower and a competitive airline business has permanently made passenger rail not a viable option of quick and timely travel.Passenger trains have the right of way over freight trains but it is still the slowest mode of travel.


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