The beleaguered rail operator scored $66 billion in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). After years of legislative chaos on the infrastructure front, nothing is certain. But if the bill passes, Amtrak will get some stability that adds up to a vote of confidence.
In 2019, Amtrak passengers made 32.5 million trips across the entire national network (via PR email).
So, the subsidy should be $2,000 per annual passenger journey?
Maybe we should just buy them each a car?