Republicans Would Pull The Plug on Amtrak
Rail operator costs $1.5 billion last year
WASHINGTON (AP)—Warning to Amtrak from Mitt Romney and Republicans: You're on your own.
The platform Republicans adopted at their recent convention includes a call for full privatization and an end to subsidies for the nation's passenger rail operator, which gobbled up almost $1.5 billion in federal funds last year.
The platform says taxpayers dole out almost $50 for every Amtrak ticket.