Competition will solve US passenger rail stagnation

The California Zephyr at the Denver Union Station (Amtrak). Photographer: AMTRAK /Chase Gunnoe. Amtrak Media Centre Photographer: AMTRAK /Chase Gunnoe.

In the United States, competition in the intercity rail market is the answer to the almost unusable Amtrak network. The independent non-profit association, ALLRAIL, has called for the federally bankrolled operation to face competition from the private sector. The call from the association comes as the influential Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has heard that Amtrak’s accounts are almost as unreliable as their timetable.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is UK correspondent for and

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