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Investing in the Highway System

The debate over transportation priorities emphasized the need to invest more in the highway system for a more robust passenger-rail system such as AMTRAK. How does AMTRAK impact these issues?

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1. The debate over transportation priorities emphasized the need to invest more in the highway system for a more robust passenger-rail system such as AMTRAK, How does AMTRAK impact these issues?

The debate over transportation priorities that emphasized the need to invest more in the highway system resulted from the desire to privatize transportation. This was at the expense of passenger-rail system, such as AMTRACK. That is, corporate interest does not occur in isolation from the general push, by the Bush administration and its allies and supporters, to privatize everything for corporate profit, to dismantle basic public services such as free public education, to prevent the creation of a health care system based on people, not profits, and similar policies The drive for transportation profits has left passenger rail in the United States nearly stagnant for a half-century. Corporate interests by some of the most powerful regard railroad passenger (and some freight) service as a threat to their business and maximum profits. These corporate interests include oil (oil at the top) as well as steel, auto, rubber, aircraft, trucking, bus and ...

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The debate over transportation priorities emphasized the need to invest more in the highway system for a more robust passenger-rail system such as AMTRAK. This solution explains how AMTRAK impacts these issues.

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