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Old Posted Dec 29, 2012, 4:16 AM
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EDITED TO ADD: The only major thing I would change would be to break Amtrak into seven segments, six each to concentrate on improving passenger rail within specific regional submarkets (Northeast/New England, Midwest, Southeast, Texas, Cascades, and California) and one to run the long-distance routes.
Agree with this. Merge the localized commuter rail agencies into the regional Amtraks. Many of these rail lines, especially out west, are operated by Amtrak anyway. Funding for each commuter network would continue to flow from the existing sources, but this would simplify dispatching, cross-ticketing, signage and wayfinding, etc.
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