Mercy Killing Long Overdue
Can we just kill off Amtrak yet? What a ridiculous state of affairs. The freight railroads orchestrated a self-serving deal to rid themselves of passenger service (the least profitable part) and saddled us with Amtrak. It's overpriced and excepting the east coast, doesn't conveniently go anywhere. We subsidise this idiocy with tax dollars and yet look at the price of a sleeper cabin (the only way to travel by rail). Preposterous.
The time is overdue to mercy kill this cash grab. Let the freight carriers get back to work and while we're on the subject how about a damned bullet train? The French are frequently ridiculed for one reason or another by Americans with no understanding of history, but they just had a train go 358Mph. We have Amtrak. I think it's time we all had a piping hot cup of shut the hell up.