Crapo On Amtrak Numbers

CRAPO QUESTIONS AMTRAK’S NUMBERS Will also forward comments from Idahoans in response to Pioneer Route study Washington, DC – Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is questioning the cost figures cited in a preliminary report Amtrak commissioned on the feasibility of restoring passenger rail service to Idaho along the former Pioneer Route. Tomorrow is the deadline for interested parties to comment on Read More ›

Can You Hear That Train A-Coming? We Might Get Amtrak Back

This article, published by the Idaho Statesman, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: “It looks incredibly encouraging for the Pioneer,” Bruce Agnew said. “Amtrak’s budget has doubled, and people are recognizing that investing in rail improves transportation for agriculture and other goods, reduces greenhouse gases and provides an alternative to crowded airports and highways.” The rest of the article can Read More ›

Amtrak Rails May Ring In Trains’ Return

This article, published by the Idaho Business Review, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: “We have to come to this with some imagination,” Cascadia Center Policy Director Bruce Agnew said at the PNWER conference. He suggested partnerships could be forged with groups like Tourism Idaho and commuter rail systems along the line in Denver and Seattle. The rest of the Read More ›