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The Case for Railroad Reform

By Kiersten Rhodes Published November 5, 2017

As a nation of cars and car-drivers, public transportation in America is often overlooked and pushed to the wayside, especially long-range intercity options like Amtrak. Legislators in Congress also have been reluctant to address its problems, ranging from slow service to lack of stations in rural areas. However, supporting a robust and modern Amtrak system will be beneficial both to Americans and America's economy by creating more alternative travel options and infrastructural improvements.