Amtrak in the NYT

Two articles in the last month worth reading if you follow the pointless arrow…

Surprising Forecast for Amtrak: Growth

December 23, 2006, Saturday

By MATTHEW L. WALD AND DON PHILLIPS, A17

“Amtrak could see a ridership growth spurt of 50 percent in the next five to 10 years, but it would require billions of state and federal dollars invested in the tracks of other railroads, and millions more of private investment in passenger rail cars”

Free copies of text here and here.

The other article is this one…

President of Amtrak Is Said To Oust 5 of Its Top Officials

December 16, 2006, Saturday

By MATTHEW L. WALD, A14

“In an unusually large management shake-up, the new president of Amtrak fired four top officials Friday and put a fifth in a 90-day temporary position, current and former officials of the railroad said.”

Free copies of this one are here and here.

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