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Amtrak

A government-owned corporation in the United States providing rail service between cities. All preferred stock is owned by the federal government, and the President appoints members of the board of directors (subject to Senate confirmation). Amtrak has never been self-sufficient. Critics of government-owned companies often point to this as a sign that the private market is better at running companies. Amtrak's defenders, however, point out that the U.S. government also must subsidize air travel (which is privately run).
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In re Amtrack "Sunset Limited" Train Crash in Bayou Canot, Alabama, on September 22, 1993, 121 F.
Its rising cost has already been cited as the major contributing factor in the demise of Amtrack and every organisation where transport is a significant outgoing is desperately praying for the cost of oil to continue its current downward trend.
Since its creation in 1971 Amtrack has served people from the big cities as well as those between them, catering to railroad enthusiasts, the leisurely traveler, and those whose idea of a living hell is a flight from anywhere to anywhere.
As to distinguishing blends from other derivational processes, he points out cases where one source word is left intact in the blend, which might therefore be analyzed as the addition of one source word to a case of clipping (examples include mocamp [motor x camp] and Amtrack [American x track]), but he does not seem to take a definite stand on how to resolve the issue.
This is particularly deadly in a waterborne amtrack, since it cannot drop its rear ramp in the water to allow quick evacuation," he said.
Six of the planned route actions were canceled because Amtrack overestimated the revenues associated with them.
The 41-carriage Amtrack train had been carrying 483 people from Orlando to northern Virginia, just outside Washington DC.
Passengers will travel with Amtrack from Washington or Philadelphia to connect with Icelandair's daily flights from Baltimore/Washington International Airport.
While I was traveling on Amtrack between Washington and New York, a young Israeli visitor spotted me reading the book.
But every time they're at a crossroads in the franchise, they become like the car stuck in park on the train tracks, oblivious to the gate coming down on its hood and the Amtrack Gold Coast bearing down on the driver's side.
The redevelopment effort received a boost when the first Amtrack passenger train pulled into Little Rock at 10:45 p.
The four-color publication, which is produced in conjunction with MLB sponsors Anheuser-Busch, Century 21, MBNA, RadioShack, Pepsi, Amtrack, Post Cereals, Nabisco-Ritz, and Master Card, and MLB licensee New Era, will be inserted into seven major U.