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Why Freight Rail Pays and Passenger Trains Flunk

JasonCharleston Wrote: Apr 01, 2013 3:08 PM
Multi, You don't bother because your scared and you are a mockery of curiosity. You would hate to double your anti-anxiety drugs. It's okay. The root of all happiness is just around the corner...with anti-anxiety drugs and trolling on websites you hate. It totally ends well for you...see how curious and intelligent you are. I knew you were smart. You can't want that ending.
Forty years ago, American railroads were in trouble. The Penn Central, the largest railroad, had recently gone bankrupt.

American freight rail was technologically obsolescent and hamstrung by union rules and government rate regulation. American passenger rail was unprofitable and unreliable.

Freight rail was losing business to trucking firms. Passenger rail was losing out to cars on the new interstate highways and airplanes on long routes.

The past 40 years have seen a laboratory experiment on how to revive railroads. Government has gotten out of freight rail, while passenger rail has become largely a public sector function.

We've had a chance to...