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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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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.
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.
Leyte Island (Philippines, 1944-45)--Seeking anyone who was hosed down with DDT; some in the 718th Amtrack Bn--Norman Snider, 5828 Satinwood Dr,, Columbus, Ohio 43229.
It wasn't distance but time that allowed the March 15 wreck of the City of New Orleans Amtrack train to also slip under the radar of another local wire, the Medill News Service, staffed by graduate journalism students at Northwestern University.
For one firm, Portland meeting planner Nancy Wilson planned a team-building exercise on an Amtrack train from Portland to Seattle.
Amtrack ridership dipped during the recession, and is in any case highly localized according to Kelly.
In February 1991; I took Amtrack's Silver Meteor from Penn.
The redevelopment effort received a boost when the first Amtrack passenger train pulled into Little Rock at 10:45 p.m.
He spoke in support of a proposal by Amtrack to construct a tunnel between Manhattan and New Jersey beneath the Hudson River.
Paul, La Cross, and the Amtrack trains that served this upper-Midwest region.
Modern trains are high-tech, efficient, and low-polluting, as exemplified by Amtrack's high-speed Acela service in the Boston--Washington corridor.