The Other Missing

By Mike Christensen @MRC_SLC

Why Amtrak?
The National Railroad Passenger
Corporation, known as Amtrak, was
created by the Rail Passenger
Service Act of 1970 in order to
relieve freight railroads of the
federally-mandated requirement to
operate passenger service.

As part of the agreement, freight
railroads are required to allow
reasonable access at a reasonable
price to trains operated by Amtrak.
Amtrak’s Three Lines of Servi

• Northeast Corridor

• Long-distance Routes

• State-Sponsored Routes
• Makes use of existing infrastructure
• Incremental implementation
• Encourages good urbanism
31 nights, 11,453 miles
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