Nationalization and the Rebirth of American Railroading - Amtrak Part 3: Episode 26

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The Class I railroads are poor stewards of America's railroad infrastructure, and have spent the last several decades cannibalizing it in the pursuit of short term profit. Even beyond the questionable ethics of their constant downsizing, this degradation had caused the share of freight traffic carried on the rails to plummet, and made it nearly impossible for Amtrak to run reliable passenger service. It's time for We the People to take back our railroad infrastructure for a better and more sustainable future. Nationalization Now!


References & notes

  1. [1] Mass Transit: RTD Denver restores full service on R Line
  2. [2] Mass Transit: Second Broadway Subway TBM prepares for launch
  3. [3] CPR News: RTD R Line derailment: Turn makes drivers nervous. But a transit expert says it's safe
  4. [4] Railfan & Railroad Magazine: 'Absolute Gridlock:' Shippers, Labor Blame Precision Scheduled Railroading For Service Woes
  5. [5] The Gazette: America's highways are nationalized; why not its rail?
  6. [6] Wikipedia: Railway nationalization ยง United States
  7. [7] Logistics Management: Nationalize the railroads?
  8. [8] Independent Institute: "Open Access" Competition Can Improve Intercity Rail
  9. [9] Open Access for Rail Passenger Services in Europe: Lesson Learnt from Forerunner Countries
  10. [10] Wikipedia: High-speed rail in the United States
  11. [11] Vox: Gen Z's high-speed rail meme dream, explained
  12. [12] Wikipedia: California High-Speed Rail
  13. [13] Wikipedia: Higher-speed rail