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Where Good Ideas Go to Die.

Before Hurricane Katrina wrecked much of the railroad infrastructure east of New Orleans in 2005, Amtrak’s Sunset Limited was a three night, trans-continental train from Los Angeles, California, to Orlando, Florida.  About 20 years ago, the Management Team overseeing that train—they were based in New Orleans—conducted an interesting, even radical, experiment. I wish I had…

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Trump Budget Screws Trump Supporters.

The federal budget being proposed by the Trump Administration would essentially do away with Amtrak’s long-distance trains by eliminating what is already a very small federal subsidy. If that budget should pass, the current Amtrak management would gleefully abandon most of the existing long-distance routes.  No big deal, you say? Well, it is true that…