Ed Driscoll

Off The Tracks

Interesting essay in National Review Online today about the future of Amtrak by Iain Murray, who writes that he was part of the team “that privatized the British rail-infrastructure body, then called Railtrack, in 1996”.

Check out this quote:

Yet, despite the sure knowledge that terrorists are only too ready to attack major transportation systems, as the attacks in Madrid demonstrated, Amtrak has repeatedly failed to allocate funds responsibly. As [Department of Transportation Inspector General Kenneth Mead] says,