Republican Representative Bill Shuster is pulling out all the stops in congressional bill H.R. 749 to get Amtrak to cut, cut, cut its budget for paying the workers on its trains so that the federal government can stop paying $80 million a year to support Amtrak’s on-train
The train is a much more enjoyable way to travel. There’s more leg space, and people are free to get up and walk, or use electronic devices, as they wish. Trains also use significantly less energy to get from one location to another, compared to airplanes. Moving from air travel to train travel is one way to cut a lot of carbon emissions.
There have not been any terrorist attacks on trains in the United States, although there were some very dramatic robberies of trains… back in the 1800s. There is no specific or credible evidence of any plan by any terrorists to attack any train anywhere in the United States. Yet, Amtrak officials are sending armed government agents to search through the bags of Amtrak passengers. That’s plainly against the Constitution.