Greece's Debt Woes, Cont.
How do you say "Amtrak" in Greek?
10:32 AM, Jul 21, 2010 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
Reading this piece on Greece's debt-ridden rail system in today's Times, I was struck by these lines:
That seems to me to be a fair description of Amtrak rail-service outside the main Northeast Corridor line. Tell me again why governments subsidize at a loss public rail systems no one rides and few passengers like? "Joe Biden" does not count as an answer!
Bonus reading: John Tierney's classic 2002 piece for the Times magazine, "Amtrak Must Die."