Amtrak should bring in foreign experts to make trains great again
A transformative investment, or $30 billion in waste? Mainline rail in the United States will receive $66 billion, and just under half of that is due to go to the Northeast Corridor, which is a big win for the rail transport company Amtrak. In this instalment of Slow Boring, Matthew Yglesias reveals how this should be a hugely transformative investment for the region. But, he also expresses his concern that such a huge investment requires a fresh approach and recommends bringing in experience from foreign executives who have experience running successful transport campaigns. As a result, the company may blow a chance to change America’s infrastructure.