Transportation Policy

Federal Subsidies to Amtrak: Are They Worth It?

Are federal subsidies provided to Amtrak worth their cost to taxpayers? This is a fundamental question that politicians, economists, and the public have debated since 1970, the year the federal government created Amtrak by act of Congress. This question is of particular interest to people living in cities on the east coast, where Amtrak’s trains […]

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