Relic of the past, or solution of the future?
Broadcast: Midmorning, 05/31/2007, 9:06 a.m.
Nearly 40 years ago, the federal government released railroad companies from their passenger rail obligations. Now, high gas prices and growing congestion on the road and in the skies are fueling a new interest in passenger rail service.
- Tom Downs: President and chief executive officer of the Eno Transportation Foundation. He was chairman of Amtrak from 1993-1998.
- Don Phillips: Columnist for Trains magazine and former transportation reporter for the Washington Post.
- Katie Sieben: State senator, DFL-Newport. She represents Minnesota on the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission.
- About Tom Downs
- "Surprising Forecast for Amtrak: Growth"
- Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission
- About Katie Sieben