Commentary

January 14, 2020
Commentary

Amtrak’s Big Lie

Amtrak’s accounting system is so full of lies that even the pro‐​passenger train Rail Passengers Association calls it ‘fatally flawed, misleading, and wrong.’

Washington Examiner
September 5, 2019
Commentary

Amtrak Accounting Tricks Cover Up Losses

Rather than give it billions of dollars to restore or build infrastructure that it can’t afford to maintain, Congress should simply agree to pay Amtrak a given amount for every passenger mile it carries. This will give Amtrak an incentive to focus on passengers, not politics.
Inside Sources
July 29, 2019
Commentary

Congress Should Bring ‘New Starts’ to an End

If Congress wants to continue subsidizing transit agencies, it should distribute the money using a formula that takes transit fares heavily into account. This will encourage transit agencies to put riders first and to emphasize programs that increase ridership rather than ones that increase costs.

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