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Re: Trump's budget slashes Amtrak funding, phases out long-distance routes

Posted by Osmosis Jones on Sun Feb 16 19:47:12 2020, in response to Re: Trump's budget slashes Amtrak funding, phases out long-distance routes, posted by Fisk Ave Jim on Sun Feb 16 19:36:13 2020.

And where's Greyhound going to get the $$$ for all the new buses & drivers for the expanded service?... If ( and I extremely doubt) that Greyhound is expected (or forced) to fill the void left by the demise of long distance Amtrak service, it wouldn't be long before before the hound comes begging at Uncle Sam's door with its bowl begging for a handout.

From the same place where Amtrak gets it money, at a much lower cost to the government than Amtrak too. Interestingly enough, once Greyhound stopped service to a lot of smaller cities and handed off those services to smaller rural operators that are supported by government subsidies, Greyhound's profits increased, hmm...

What makes it a given that Greyhound would want the business that may or may not be good for the bottom line?

Any transportation carrier would do, Greyhound was just an example.


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