Gov. Rick Scott Rejects Funding for High Speed Rail.

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    took over


    question, has Amtrak ever been in the black?
     
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    Not to my knowledge, but I think you are wrong in the answer to my question.

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    I am on the Acela right now, moving along at about 30 mph waiting for traffic ahead to clear
     
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    I had to look up "Acela". I had no idea what it was. 30 mph? Dang, if it were any slower you could outrun it! Well, if you could go the distance that is. :razz:

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    i assumed it was some local service in NJ
    but i had to bing it too
    it takes them 7 hours to get from Boston to DC
    shoot, i can take a turbo prop from Portland ME and get to DC in a couple hours
     
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    Yes, that is correct.
     
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    "took over" is loaded language, and incorrect. "Saved" the passenger rail industry from extinction is closer to the truth.

    Do you remember 'truth'?
     
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    What is the cost?
     
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    it was part of a flight to another location, so i dont know
     
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    yes, too bad you dont
    the truth is they took over FAILING railroads
     

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