Group Wants Amtrak Recommendations Back on Track

The Amtrak Reform Council today urged Congress and the Bush administration to adopt a series of proposals it first made three years ago to try to stabilize the cash-strapped passenger rail service. The group of a dozen transportation, labor and finance experts from both the government and the private sectorsuggested making Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor — the system’s largest and most Read More ›

A plan for recovery of the iffy economy

Remember the presidential campaign–just six weeks ago? The “booming economy” was supposed to be Al Gore’s ace in the hole. All summer and fall, the Clinton-Gore administration resisted Republican efforts in Congress to cut taxes, while candidate Gore tagged George W. Bush’s tax cut plan “a risky scheme.” Meanwhile, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan dismissed suggestions to reduce interest rates Read More ›