Another Amtrak Tragedy

The lack of proper security for Amtrak passengers and the lack of modern equipment have given me cause to be a critic of Amtrak for over 20 years. Apparently, the big shots at Amtrak have made minimal strides to significantly change these conditions. That’s why we had to read about the recent Amtrak train accident near Philadelphia (“Two dead in train accident,” 4-2-16) and be reminded of the two accidents that occurred prior to this one.

I can think of one solution to the Amtrak tragedy. They should go out of business. It’s a classic example of the waste of taxpayers’ money on a transportation system that has been a dismal failure. Let the private sector take over the railroad consumer transportation industry.

Ralph Jaffe
Teacher and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate
Baltimore

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