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    Re: Report: Amtrak loss comes to $32 per passenger

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    I haven't studied the issue that closely, but in my opinion rail travel is superior on so many levels, both societal and as a solution to our future energy crisis. The only way to make it work would be for government to lay the infrastructure, just as they did for the automobile in the last century.

    The rail system is practically non-existent out West where I live. It's pathetic. Rail has the potential to be powered electrically and not be dependent on liquid fuels like the auto. Making an electric train is much more feasible than an electric auto. Liquid fuels are our biggest problem we face in the future when oil reserves start falter. We need to plan for this by laying more rails.

    There's no potential if there's no demand.
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    Re: Report: Amtrak loss comes to $32 per passenger

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    There's no potential if there's no demand.
    Looks like we disagree on this subject.

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    Re: Report: Amtrak loss comes to $32 per passenger

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Looks like we disagree on this subject.
    There's nothing to disagree about. Obviously, you can't spend millions of dollars on something that produce any return on the investent. Passenger rail is losing money, already. That's not a good reason to expand the passenger rail system.
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    Re: Report: Amtrak loss comes to $32 per passenger

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    There's nothing to disagree about. Obviously, you can't spend millions of dollars on something that produce any return on the investent. Passenger rail is losing money, already. That's not a good reason to expand the passenger rail system.
    Maybe we should dump the interstate freeway system too?

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    Re: Report: Amtrak loss comes to $32 per passenger

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Maybe we should dump the interstate freeway system too?
    Do you even know why the interstate system was built?
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    Re: Report: Amtrak loss comes to $32 per passenger

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Do you even know why the interstate system was built?
    Ahhh enlighen me as to your POV......

    BTW did ya look at that link on the history of the rail system?

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    Re: Report: Amtrak loss comes to $32 per passenger

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Ahhh enlighen me as to your POV......

    BTW did ya look at that link on the history of the rail system?
    Ill save time:

    It was a military expenditure; there i said it!
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Re: Report: Amtrak loss comes to $32 per passenger

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Ill save time:

    It was a military expenditure; there i said it!
    Not a stimulus package for the auto and truck manufactures? LOL

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    Re: Report: Amtrak loss comes to $32 per passenger

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Not a stimulus package for the auto and truck manufactures? LOL
    Or the entire aspect of US commerce. (How do the majority of people get to the mall/walmart/store/strip club/drug dealers house? Definitely not by train!)
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: Report: Amtrak loss comes to $32 per passenger

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Maybe we should dump the interstate freeway system too?
    Yeah, grab a shovel.
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