Since the beginning of the energy crisis in the fall of 1973 there has been a dramatic increase in Amtrak patronage. As a result, there is new pressure on the Federal Government to create new routes and finance new equipment. Although the present fuel shortage may be a temporary situation, there is a general consensus by government and the public that passenger trains will remain a viable means of transportation in the future. The article describes the developments of Amtrak since its inception and mentions the special problems of the "Northeast Corridor" and the relationship of Amtrak with the railroads.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Authors:
    • Kizzia, T
  • Publication Date: 1974-5-13

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  • Accession Number: 00054925
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM