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the Boilermaker Reporter

Volume 41, Number 1
Jan 2002 to Feb 2002

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Included articles:

The relaunching of the USS Cole; a guest editorial by Bill Moyers: Which America will we be now?; 2001 Congressional Scorecard; a pictorial look at work performed by NTL members; recent settlements; and much, much more ...

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We Should Fully Fund Amtrak, Not Sell Off Pieces of It Like Scrap

Charles W. Jones, International President Emeritus

The U.S. needs reliable passenger trains to complement our highways and airlines — not more corporate handouts

In January, the Amtrak Reform Council (ARC) reported that Amtrak had failed to meet the deadline for self-sufficiency that Congress gave them in 1997, and ARC unveiled their plan to privatize our passenger rails.

Their "cure" for America's ailing intercity passenger rail system is worse than the disease as diagnosed by Congress: poor service caused by lack of competition and unprofitability, which leads to government subsidies.

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