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More Bureaucracy, Less Private

By on 10.14.05 | 8:23AM

So elation that Amtrak would be spinning off its Northeast Corridor operations was premature. The change only means that the Northeast Corridor will be operated by an Amtrak subsidiary, but with its own president and management. In other words, for now, another layer of bureaucracy. This is a first step toward privatization, but it looks like an ugly solution without the timeline of the next step.

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