Greg Moore wrote:I almost never take those trains -- I go up to Albany once or twice a year, and it's sometimes on a through train -- and I'd be happy to pay it too (though the current options are sort of a disappointment, moreso than what they replaced).ryanov wrote:It's really something how many people are available at any given moment to cheer on the loss of good jobs, union or otherwise. Don't spend that $1.50 in tax savings (that none of us will ever actually see) in one place.Oh trust me, I'd gladly pay that $1.50 in taxes if it meant I got cafe car service back on Empire Service trains that start/end in Albany...
I forget the amount of the entire Amtrak subsidy per person -- I took a quick look and didn't find any numbers I'd trust -- but it seems to me the last time I had this argument it was something under $20 per person per year. And that's for Amtrak, not just their food on a route.
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