Why do we keep funding Amtrak? It loses money every year and we have to keep throwing more money at it to keep it going. According to an article on "another planning related web site", ridership "is increasing due to high gas prices, climate change and traffic congestion." So, due to the fact that these three issues will probably continue for years to come, and ridership should continue to increase, at the very least Amtrak should lose less money...right? Therefore, if Amtrak can't become profitable by the time this funding expires in five years, eliminate it or require it to be self supporting.
How many of you actually use Amtrak on a regular basis if ever?