Amtrak's plans for a cash infusion aren't good enough
Why more money ought to get Americans a better train service. Where does the US train services stack against Europe's or Asia's? Perhaps not that terribly high, even for Americans themselves. Congress is currently discussing the possibility of injecting over $66 million of funding into Amtrak, but the key question for many is where the money should be spent. In this instalment of Slow Boring, Matthew Yglesias explains why the agency needs to think about cancelling "pointless money-losing routes" and be conscious of the importance of building new infrastructure.
From Matthew Yglesias