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H.R. 6003 Would Be the Costliest Bailout in Amtrak's 40 Years of Federal Subsidies

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Publication Date: June 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Ronald D. Utt

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Transportation (Railroads and trains)

Keywords: Amtrak; Smart growth; wasteful spending; energy

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

This June, Members of the House of Representatives will be asked to support or reject the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (H.R. 6003), an Amtrak reauthorization bill that would substantially increase taxpayer subsidies beyond the extremely generous levels already provided.