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  •  However, it seems that Americans are ... (5+ / 0-)

    ... not a homogeneous mass of identical clones with identical tastes. Some like driving, some don't. Some are taking trips with a group, some are traveling alone. Some are traveling on their own funds, so are traveling for business.

    At the speed and frequencies available after the freight railroads downsized their tracks to cut down on property taxes (which roads and airports do not normally pay) and reduced their speed limits to 79mph, there are only a few areas were 79mph services will dominate the market.

    There are, however, quite a number of corridors across the country where there is a substantial demand for service. Very few people are forced to ride Amtrak at gunpoint, so the fact that ridership is growing, revenues are growing, and the ratio of revenue to operating cost is rising seems to indicate that improvements which increase the reliability and frequency of even Amtrak speed services will result in greater demand for the available seats.

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    by BruceMcF on Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 08:39:25 PM PST

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