Politics & Policy

Absurd Generosity

According to U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, our nation is on an unsustainable financial path. To drive home his point, he recently said: “A Category 6 hurricane is threatening our ...
Politics & Policy

Derailment

As Amtrak’s high-speed Acela Express trains sit idle on sidetracks due to faulty brakes, we need to ask ourselves what have taxpayers gotten for the $29 billion put into Amtrak ...
Politics & Policy

Transport Troubles

The most refreshing federal transport agenda to appear in years is the Bush administration’s plan to eliminate all operating subsidies for Amtrak. Spending restraint is overdue because Amtrak continues to ...