Comparing Amtrak's Appropriation against the MTA Budget
It's starvation in comparison!
Check out today's news listing from Progressive Railroading Magazine. According to the first story, the US House has appropriated $900 Million for Amtrak in '07. This compares with a $1.3 BILLION appropriation in '06!
Then, read the second story. Los Angeles MTA has budgeted $720 Million for Rail Operations, and an additional $57 Million for Metrolink!
Amtrak gets $900M for nationwide passenger service. LAMTA has $777M for Los Angeles and environs alone!
Does anyone else agree as to how absolutely CRAZY the funding for Amtrak truly is?