Amtrak and Iraq

“Now that the recent rise in gas prices has everyone ditching their SUVs and running to mass transit, what will our government do to build off of the momentum? We are dumping billions of dollars into Iraq for, among other things, infrastructure, while the Iraqis pile up cash reserves (including in an account at the NY Federal Reserve) when our infrastructure at home is in shambles. If the Democrats want more government intervention in our fight against global warming and energy security, let’s start with Amtrak. What is Congress going to do to take our mass transit system out of the dark ages and up to speed with our friends across the pond?” [“Amtrak Northeast Ridership, Challenges Way Up”]