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    Amendment to CR blocking furloughs and 3x LD

    I'm not sure why you adjusted for capacity constraints since we are talking about real money here.
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    How about a train to Alaska? Talk about experiential!

    Definitely won't happen now that the Northwest Passage is looking like a viable shipping route in the future.
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    Amendment to CR blocking furloughs and 3x LD

    The studies that argue that thrice-weekly service costs money are based on pre-Covid market demand and are not relevant to the current situation. Trust me. Amtrak is in cash preservation mode right now.
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    Inconsistent Service: A bigger problem than the food?

    Because they don't want train cars looking like the floor of a movie theater?
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    Amendment to CR blocking furloughs and 3x LD

    I am sure that Amtrak is keeping an extremely close eye on demand - and that they are scaling train service accordingly with the intent of preserving as much cash as they can. It will be interesting to see if they reduce NEC service now that Covid appears to be resurging in the northeast.
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    Amendment to CR blocking furloughs and 3x LD

    I've never understood the, "Amtrak should run more trains by reducing trains," argument. If you want Amtrak to run daily long distance service, you should be embracing more NEC service. Don't make the argument that less service is bad. Let's celebrate the victories and work on MORE victories...
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    Amendment to CR blocking furloughs and 3x LD

    Unfortunately a lot of damage has already been done. I have cancelled two trips in October because Amtrak cancelled my trains.
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    Rail nationalisations may be coming down the track

    North Korea’s history of famine and death predates the sanctions. You have to be genuinely ignorant of history to believe that communist and (truly) socialist countries have done a better job of feeding their people. Can cooperating spur innovation? In theory, yes. Does a profit motive lead...
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    Rail nationalisations may be coming down the track

    Yes, Venezuela and North Korea are doing a great job with feeding their people. And those poor South Koreans going hungry because they chose capitalism instead... Capitalism creates competition, which spurs innovation and lowers prices. This has led to the ability to feed more people for much...
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    Rail nationalisations may be coming down the track

    Capitalist countries began cleaning up the environment WELL before communist countries did. Actually, communist countries never really did. By contrast, Richard Nixon, a Republican, created the EPA in 1970. You should really read this: The Grim Pollution Picture in the Former Soviet Union
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    Rail nationalisations may be coming down the track

    It’s a much more complicated issue than you are suggesting. The improvement in the quality of life is what motivates the desire for continued economic growth. Simply put, capitalism, for all of its faults, has improved more lives than any other economic system. And it’s not as if the...
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    Rail nationalisations may be coming down the track

    In 2019, the USA had the most significant CO2 reduction in the world on a country basis.
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    Huge ridership killer in reservation system for 3x weekly service

    Isn't that done so you can connect with the western trains? Still... I agree that it's absurd that all of the NYC-Chicago trains travel on the same exact three days per week.
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    Rail nationalisations may be coming down the track

    Woah! Relax! All I was pointing out was that you were incorrect as to what capitalism actually is. I was not commenting in the slightest on my personal viewpoints and, regardless, even the most diehard capitalist understands that government must provide certain functions. That said, one of...
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    Rail nationalisations may be coming down the track

    You are confusing crony capitalism for actual capitalism. Your example is used by capitalists as an argument for why government should stay out of the private market. Capitalists do not believe that government should prop up private enterprises. They believe that the economy is best served by...
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    Rail nationalisations may be coming down the track

    No, capitalists believe in a free market. They believe that if something is losing money it deserves to go out of business. They view money losing operations as inefficient and therefore a drain on the overall economy.
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    VIA Business Class Returns

    Good news. It will be interesting to see what happens as Covid numbers appear to be growing again.
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    Will full service dining ever return to the Western trains?

    As a business traveler, I can assure you that I do too.
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    Amtrak Service Reductions

    Same here. I don't like non-daily service one bit. But referring studies based on NORMAL travel is not really relevant or helpful in the age of Covid-19. First and foremost, I want Amtrak to survive. Hopefully they will be fully funded for the restoration of daily service.
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    Flix Trains Europe

    Here is a recent trip report.
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