Amtrak: The History and Politics of a National Railroad

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Notes
1.
On the general importance of transportation, see Donald Harper, Transportation in America, 2nd ed. ( Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1982), 4-10.
2.
Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg, The Trains We Rode ( Berkeley, CA.: Howell-North, 1966), 885-897, 906-925, 936, 941; Harold Edmonson, Journey to Amtrak ( Milwaukee: Kalmbach, 1972), 102.
3.
Rodger Bradley, Amtrak ( Poole, United Kingdom: Blandford, 1985), 80-96, 143-144; Karl Zimmerman, Amtrak at Milepost 10 (Park Forest, IL: PTJ Publishing, 1981), 68; "On the Property", Passenger Train Journal 189 ( September 1993): 24-29.
4.
Zimmerman, 20.
5.
Zimmerman, 20.
6.
Edmonson, 102.
7.
George Hilton, Amtrak ( Washington, DC: AEI, 1980), 47-48; Zimmerman, 20.
8.
Zimmerman, 20.
9.
Zimmerman, 21.
10.
Hilton, 47-48.
11.
Beebe and Clegg, 885-887, 897, 906-941.
12.
Charles Bohi, "Toasting the Montrealer", Passenger Train Journal 141 ( September 1989): 8.
13.
Bohi, 8, 9; Zimmerman, 20.
14.
Bohi, 8-9.
15.
Beebe and Clegg, 936.
16.
Zimmerman, 20, 30.
17.
Michael Shuman, "What the Framers Really Said About Foreign Policy Powers", Intergovernmental Perspective 16 ( Spring 1990), 27-31.
18.
David Nice, "Changing Program Performance: The Case of Amtrak", Transportation Journal 27 ( Fall 1987): 43, 45.
19.
Bradley, 135.
20.
Hilton, 46.
21.
For example, see "Amtrak Ridership Update", Passenger Train Journal 152 ( August 1990), 16.
22.
See Carl Schiermeyer and L. Erik Lange, "The Making of a Corridor", Passenger Train Journal 122 ( February 1988): 16-21.
23.
Beebe and Clegg, 741.
24.
George Downs and Patrick Larkey, The Search for Government Efficiency ( Philadelphia: Temple University, 1986).

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface ix
  • 1 - Creating Amtrak 1
  • Notes 12
  • 2 - Development: Building the System 15
  • Notes 28
  • 3 - Distribution: Who Gets Service? 31
  • Notes 42
  • 4 - The States: Reluctant Partners? 47
  • Notes 58
  • 5 - International Amtrak 61
  • Notes 69
  • 6 - Bringing Passengers on Board 71
  • Notes 78
  • 7 - The Balance Sheet 81
  • Notes 91
  • 8 - Amtrak: Worth the Cost? 93
  • Notes 103
  • Bibliography 107
  • Index 115
  • About the Book 119
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