How Private Enterprise can Strengthen Amtrak

This article will discuss how the stage is set for the debate in Washington. Democrats and Republicans are now presented with new passenger rail concepts that have great potential. There is also much enthusiasm that this potential can be maximized if current policy makers can come together and set the stage for inviting and encouraging private businesses to partner with Amtrak, the only entity in the nation with domestic expertise to operate fast passenger trains and conduct track maintenance under such operating conditions. The private sector will not replace Amtrak bur would be a partner to strengthen what Amtrak does best and incorporate what the private sector does best. The potential for the private sector to play a major role in railroad operations under public private partnerships (PPPs) will make intercity passenger rail a more viable and increasingly important part of the nation’s transportation system.

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  • Authors:
    • Skoropowski, Eugene K
  • Publication Date: 2011-10


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 29--32
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  • Accession Number: 01356912
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 15 2011 11:14AM