Amtrak’s June Vacation

Did you see the piece in The Courant that asks why Amtrak would shut down service between New Haven and Boston for four days next month without providing alternative arrangements for travelers? Seems like a reasonable question.

The rationale for the shutdown is legit – replacing a bridge and repairing some track, writes James P. RePass of the National Corridors Initiative. But Amtrak is a subsidized monopoly. And that should come with certain obligations to the public because there’s no competition to pick up the slack.

Just sayin’.


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