Opponents: Amtrak competition plan is "unrealistic," "unconstitutional"

06/23/2011 | ProgressiveRailroading.com · Hill, The

The Mica-Shuster proposal to privatize Amtrak is "unrealistic," Amtrak's CEO, Joseph Boardman told the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Wednesday. He said the proposal has the potential to slow the development of high-speed rail along the Northeast Corridor. Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., said privatizing Amtrak breaches the Constitution and is a risky plan.

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ProgressiveRailroading.com · Hill, The