Amtrak Tracking for My Commute Between New York City and Philadelphia

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Study says feds should own Northeast Corridor line

This article in the Boston Globe talks about a group of business leaders proposing transferring ownership of the Northeast Corridor rail line to the federal government. I always thought this would be a good idea; the tracks run through multiple states and are used by commercial trains and commuter trains some of which who are in competition with each other. There's no one clear owner; the Northeast Corridor tracks are needed for the public good and business health of the Northeast states, so track maintenance and upgrades sounds like a proper fit for the Federal government. Would this help lower Amtrak fares for commuting between Philly and NYC? I doubt it, but I still think it's a good idea.