Amtrak



a government-subsidized public corporation created by Congress in 1970 to operate a national intercity passenger railroad system through contracts with existing railroads.
Contemporary Examples

President Obama and his administration seem to understand that creating another Amtrak is not promising.
Is GM the New Amtrak? James Langenfeld June 4, 2009

Moreover, there are early signs that GM may have many of the same problems that Amtrak has faced.
Is GM the New Amtrak? James Langenfeld June 4, 2009

At an Amtrak inspection point, Pascal Abidor showed his U.S. passport to a federal agent.
Chopping Up the 4th Amendment Ilana Glazer February 19, 2013

But on the Southwest Chief—and Amtrak trains in general—food and beverages are a financial drain.
Amtrak Is a Tax-Sucking Behemoth That Deserves to Die Jim Epstein November 22, 2013

Perhaps we can learn some lessons from another government owned company, the National Rail Passenger Corporation—aka Amtrak.
Is GM the New Amtrak? James Langenfeld June 4, 2009

That weakness has made him more reliant on the former Delaware senator who commuted home by Amtrak.
Joe Biden’s Visceral Politics on Display in NAACP Speech Howard Kurtz July 12, 2012

And to keep the Southwest Chief running, Amtrak is now seeking additional state aid of $120 million over the next decade.
Amtrak Is a Tax-Sucking Behemoth That Deserves to Die Jim Epstein November 22, 2013

What taxpayers bought with Amtrak is not exactly the same, but it raises many issues about the future of GM.
Is GM the New Amtrak? James Langenfeld June 4, 2009

Now Amtrak says it needs another $151 billion to bring high-speed rail to the corridor by 2040.
Amtrak Is a Tax-Sucking Behemoth That Deserves to Die Jim Epstein November 22, 2013

And Amtrak is still mindful of the importance of its ties to Congress.
Is GM the New Amtrak? James Langenfeld June 4, 2009

U.S. government-run railway corporation, 1971, contraction of American Track. Also is known as National Railway Passenger Corp.
National Railroad Passenger Corporation (from “American track”)

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